Diabetes Care at Home | The Good Care Group

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic medical condition characterised by high blood sugar levels due to either insufficient insulin production (Type 1 diabetes) or ineffective use of insulin by the body’s cells (Type 2 diabetes).

In Type 1 diabetes, the immune system attacks and destroys insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, while Type 2 diabetes is often associated with lifestyle factors such as eating habits, physical inactivity, and obesity.

Both types of diabetes can lead to long-term complications if not properly managed, making early diagnosis and appropriate treatment crucial for maintaining overall health.

Diabetes symptoms

  • Excessive thirst
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Blurred vision
  • Slow wound healing
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Frequent urination

Meet our experts

Our nurse-led care at home is led, developed and supported by our in-house Consultant Admiral Nurse, Dr Jane Pritchard. It forms part of our Specialist Care Service where our Consultant Admiral Nurse works very closely with our Occupational Therapist, Jackie Cooper, to share expertise and clinical skills to enable our care teams to deliver our specialist care at home.

Our Head of Live-in Care, Rebecca Malone-Robertson, is a registered nurse and has over 20 years’ experience in the health and social care industry, specialising in the care of older adults – including those with diabetes.

What’s included in our diabetes care service?

We know how important it is for people to retain choice and control in life despite the challenges of their health condition. Our professional carers can provide a range of services in your home to help you live more independently with diabetes whilst improving your health outcomes:

Delegated healthcare tasks

Our carers are expertly trained and overseen by a registered nurse so they can perform delegated tasks such as insulin administration, blood sugar monitoring, catheter flushing, and PEG feeding.

Medication management

Our carers are trained in medication management and use an innovative eMAR system to ensure all medications are managed proactively and effectively. This can help improve health outcomes, reduce pain, manage symptoms and prevent dangerous medication interactions.

Sensitive personal care

Our professional carers can provide discreet and sensitive support with bathing, toileting, grooming and other personal care tasks so that you are always looking and feeling your best.

Planning & cooking meals

Meals will be planned and cooked according to your choice and nutritional needs, all served at a time that suits you. If you enjoy cooking or baking as a pastime, we encourage you to be as active as you wish to be.

Domestic tasks

Our carers will take on any household duty for you so that your home is kept to the high standards you expect. This can include everything from dusting, washing up, and ironing to running errands or picking up medication.

Companionship as and when you need it

Our carers will provide companionship whilst ensuring your privacy is respected. You will be well-matched with a carer who shares similar values and interests to make life more interesting, stimulating and enjoyable.

Safe mobility around your home

We have an in-house Occupational Therapist, Jackie Cooper, who provides guidance and expert advice as to how to improve safe movement and mobility around your home, whilst minimising falls.

What type of diabetes care is available?

  • Live-in care: Our award-winning, CQC-rated ‘Outstanding’ live-in care service involves one of our dedicated carers moving into your home to provide round-the-clock care, companionship and support.
  • Respite care: Short-term respite care offers family members the opportunity to take a break from looking after their loved ones. Individuals with care needs will enjoy dedicated, one-to-one care from a professional carer while family members can take the time to rest and recharge.
  • Visiting care: Whether you choose hourly visiting care, weekly, or bi-weekly visits, visiting care is a great way to receive flexible and quality care right in the comfort of your own home.

What are the benefits of diabetes care?

We believe there’s no place like home to receive the specialist care and support you need. Here are just some of the life-changing benefits of receiving diabetes care in your own home:

Diabetes expertise

Our Specialist Care Service provides dedicated support for those with more complex health care needs, including those linked to diabetes. We have a variety of in-house experts, including Occupational Therapist Jackie Cooper, and Admiral Nurse Dr Jane Pritchard, who train our carers in specific delegated health care tasks that would normally be carried out by a nurse. These include insulin administration, blood sugar monitoring and continence care. Training our carers in these tasks enables you to receive complex care from the comfort of your own home, instead of having to move into a nursing care facility.

Bespoke care and support

Our diabetes home care is guided by you and how you wish to live your life. We tailor the support we provide to your goals, wishes and personal preferences so that you’re always receiving care that meets all your holistic needs. Your carer truly gets to know you and provides care on a one-to-one basis, something that is difficult to achieve in other care settings.

A personalised plan of care

We work closely with you and your healthcare team to create a bespoke plan of support designed to meet your care needs whilst addressing how you wish to live your life. Our carers are there to help you live life on your terms, and that includes maintaining all the hobbies, interests and activities you love.

Stay in the home you love

Our specialist nurse-led care delivered by experienced carers allows you to stay in the comfort and familiarity of home whilst receiving the support you need. Staying in the home and community you love has far-reaching benefits for not just physical and emotional health, but overall well-being and quality of life.

Enjoy continuity of care

Unlike agencies, we directly employ our carers. Our dedicated carers enjoy the security of being employed, which means they stay with us longer. This allows your carer the time to really get to know and form a trusting relationship – whilst families enjoy the continuity and consistency of having the same care team looking after their loved ones.

Why choose The Good Care Group for live-in care?

Find out why hundreds of families across the country choose The Good Care Group to deliver the care and support their loved ones need:

Highest service rating of ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC

We are the only dedicated live-in home care services provider in England to achieve an ‘Outstanding’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). We have achieved this rating in all five measures – safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led. We know this reassures families that their loved ones are receiving the highest standards of care. We have also achieved an ‘Excellent’ rating for our care and support in Scotland by the Care Inspectorate.

Fully regulated care

Families are often left to supervise, manage and organise all aspects of their own care. With our fully managed home care services, all these worries are simply taken away. We are fully accountable for the care we provide and manage all aspects of your care, including hiring, training and supervising your carers. With a fully managed home care service, you will have all the reassurance you need about the quality of care being provided – making life easier for all the family.

Improved health outcomes

Our diabetes care at home goes far beyond practical and domestic support – it can improve your health outcomes and quality of life. We use our digital technology, vigilance from our care managers and carers, and industry-leading training programmes to measure health outcomes and manage risks effectively. We are proud that our clients are seven times less likely to suffer a fall or injury and have a reduced risk of other illnesses like chest infections, bed sores and urinary tract infections.

Expertly trained carers

Our recruitment process is so rigorous only 2% of candidates are successful. Once hired, all of our carers are required to complete our market-leading training programme. It goes beyond mandatory requirements in the care sector and living with specialist conditions. Our carers never stop learning new skills to further enhance the care they provide.

Arrange for a free home assessment

Our diabetes care at home can be provided on a live-in, hourly or 24-hour basis, providing you with flexible solutions that can be tailored to your unique care needs.

To get started on your journey with us, just follow these steps:

1. Speak to our team

Contact our friendly team to see how we can help your family. We are here to provide impartial support and guidance about your care options.

2. Book a free home assessment

We can visit you at home for a free, no-obligation home assessment. We will assess your care needs and create a personalised plan of care.

3. Match with a carer

We will match you with a well-suited carer with the clinical knowledge and experience to meet all your needs.

1. Speak to our team

Contact our friendly team to see how we can help your family. We are here to provide impartial support and guidance about your care options.

2. Book a free home assessment

We can visit you at home for a free, no-obligation home assessment. We will assess your care needs and create a personalised plan of care.

3. Match with a carer

We will match you with a well-suited carer with the clinical knowledge and experience to meet all your needs.

Talk to us about your diabetes care needs

Our friendly and experienced team is here to help you and your family make sense of the options available to you. Call us today – we will help you every step of the way.

0203 728 7577

Enquiry form

Enquiry – Floating Button