Diabetes in Assisted Living Centers
Diabetes is a serious disease that must be kept under control. Many adults in assisted living centers need to have their Type 2 diabetes managed by caregivers. If the facility that should be taking care of your loved one is not properly managing their diabetes, our nursing home attorneys at Cullan & Cullan can help.
Dangers of Mismanaging Diabetes
Millions of people live with controlled diabetes, but mismanagement of diabetes can cause serious health issues, including:
- Kidney damage or failure
- Damage to nerves, resulting in numbness, burning, and dizziness
- Foot injuries, bed sores, decubitus ulcers, gangrene, amputations, and infections
- Damage to eyes, cataracts, or glaucoma
Too often, the elderly in assisted living centers are not given proper care. Staff negligence can deteriorate your loved one's health and leave them with a lower quality of life or even result in their wrongful death.
Proper Management of Diabetes
To prevent your loved one from suffering any of the serious effects of not managing their diabetes, the assisted living center should provide assistance including:
- A healthy diet
- Appropriate exercise
- Giving oral medications on time
- Giving insulin injections as prescribed
- Being constantly vigilant to changes in the patient’s condition so the development of bed sores and decubitus ulcers can be stopped immediately
If you are selecting an assisted care center, you should make sure that the staff at the center are trained and experienced in assisting the elderly who need help with their diabetes management. Failure to follow care plans jeopardizes your loved one's life.
Our Nursing Home Attorneys Can Help
Our law firm includes lawyers who are also doctors. We understand what it takes to keep diabetes under control, and we have seen the unfortunate circumstances that arise when caregivers neglect their duties. Your loved ones should never suffer because of the negligence of assisted living centers. Our nursing home attorneys fight for the victims of nursing home neglect and abuse.
If you suspect that your loved one's diabetes is not being managed by their caregivers, please contact Cullan & Cullan online or call (816) 253-8606 for your free consultation.