The term “diabetic eye disease” is a blanket term used to refer to a collection of diseases affecting the eyes that are common effects of diabetes. Anyone who is living with diabetes is at risk of developing an eye disease as a result of it, but there are some people who are at increased risk. Understanding if your aging parent is at increased risk of developing eye disease can help you to reduce these risks and prepare yourself to give your parent the care that they need to cope with this disease if it does develop.
Some of the risk factors associated with diabetic eye disease include:
• Long duration of living with diabetes
• Not controlling blood sugar well
• High blood pressure, particularly if it is not controlled well
• High cholesterol, particularly if it is not controlled well
• Use of tobacco
• Being of Hispanic, black, or Native American ethnicity
If you are concerned that your aging parent is at increased risk of diabetic eye disease, get in touch with their doctor. Talk to them about your parent’s risks and get recommendations for how you can help your parent to reduce their risks and take care of their body so that they can better manage their diabetes. The doctor can also help you to form a care plan that will help your parent cope with their eye disease if it does occur
Starting senior care for your elderly loved one can be an exceptional way to boost their quality of life and preserve it throughout the rest of their later years. A senior home care services provider can be in the home with your aging parent on a customized schedule that ensures they have continuous access to the care, assistance, and support that they need while also keeping you at the center of their care management. The highly personalized services of a senior care provider are designed specifically to address your elderly parent’s individual needs, challenges, and limitations, while also supporting a lifestyle that is as independent, active, and fulfilling as possible as they age in place. When they are suffering from a particular health condition, knowing this care provider is with your senior can give you a tremendous peace of mind, reassuring you that your parent will receive reminders to stay compliant with their medications and treatments, encouragement to cope with related challenges, and companionship to support their mental and emotional health as well.
If you or an aging loved one are considering senior care in Memorial, TX, please call the caring staff at At Your Side Home Care. We will answer all of your senior care questions. Call today: (832) 271-1600.
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Different people need different levels of homecare. To meet the requirements of our clients, At Your Side Homecare maintains consistent staffing levels of caring professionals. Homecare service is available for as little as a few hours a week, or as many as 24 hours a day, seven days a week
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