Oxnard Family Circle Adult Day Health Care offers diabetic care in Ventura County that is designed to improve the quality of life for seniors living with diabetes. Our program has been created to meet the individual needs of the elderly, adults with disabilities and retired Veterans living in any city of Ventura County including Oxnard, Camarillo, Port Hueneme, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Westlake Village, Santa Paula, Fillmore and Ventura. Our goal is to restore and encourage independence for those living with diabetes. We specialize in a Nutrition service program where we offer consultations with a dietitian, food planning and nutritionally balanced daily meals that fit the unique diets of diabetic individuals as well as highly qualified nursing care and podiatry.
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is an illness where the body either produces very little amounts of insulin or none at all. Insulin is needed for cells to absorb glucose that is released into the bloodstream. Glucose is a source of energy for the body and is the main sugar found in the blood.
When the body does not produce insulin, the blood glucose levels rise and have harmful effects on various parts of the body including the kidneys, heart, blood vessels and nerves. If untreated, sugars and fats will build-up in the bloodstream which can lead to strokes, heart disease, blindness, kidney failure and amputations. Those affected by diabetes must manage their blood glucose levels through a healthy diet. Diabetes is a major health problem in the entire nation. Nearly three million people in California are living with diabetes and a large number are at high risk for developing the illness. Due to the prevalence of diabetes, Oxnard Family Circle has developed the best diabetic care plan for those affected by diabetes.
Diabetic Care Services Offered In Ventura County
Our home away from home is a place where anyone living with diabetes or other physical, mental or developmental challenges can come to seek assistance and care. We have highly trained nurses who are equipped with the skills needed for caring for diabetics. Not only do we provide nutritional guidance, but we also have an extensive range of nursing care, therapeutic care and social services. Our services aim to offer assistance to control the challenges brought upon by the disease. We work with various health professionals, the family and the individual affected by diabetes to enhance their quality of life and improve their general well-being. The following are some of the many services we offer in our diabetic care program:
- Education on making healthy food choices and adopting better nutrition habits
- Physical activity encouragement
- Monitoring of blood sugar and medication management
- Physical therapy
- Daily activities and social activities
- Group therapy and emotional support
- Counseling and Social services
- Podiatry Services
- Door to door transportation to and from the program
We understand that families coping with loved ones affected by diabetes require a certain degree of support and relief from care as well. Our multidisciplinary team works together to offer respite care for families and caregivers.
Our services are geared towards the individual based on his or her physical and emotional needs. Our ultimate goal is to work closely with the individual with diabetes, the family, the physician and the community to achieve personal independence. The goal of diabetic care at Oxnard Family Circle ADHC is to educate and help individuals control their diabetes.
Diabetic care at our adult day healthcare is designed for the elderly, Veterans and disabled citizens affected by type 1 or type 2 diabetes. We are dedicated to helping individuals control their diabetes and their health through diet, exercise and medication. While there is no cure for diabetes, it is important for the individual to manage the condition in order to live a healthy and active lifestyle.