Supporting Aged Care Providers and Older People
Did you know... Diabetes SA provides a range of services for aged care providers and for older people themselves?
Around one quarter of people
aged 70 and over are living
They may have lived with the condition
for many years and may be living with
comorbidities and diabetes-related
complications. As a result, care and
support is often complex.
Diabetes SA is committed to increasing
knowledge and understanding of
diabetes for older people who are living
with diabetes and for the carers and
workforce who support them.
How we can help
- Tailored training for your healthcare workforce
to support people living with diabetes, either
at your venue or at Diabetes SA Hilton training
facility, CPD accredited.
- Review of diabetes management and care
at residential aged care sites, including policies,
procedures, equipment, and staff training needs.
- Credentialled Diabetes Educators,
Dietitians, and Exercise Physiology services,
including 1-on-1, group sessions, telehealth,
phone, email advice and support.
- Diabetes education and information
sessions for people who are living with
diabetes or at risk of diabetes.
- Diabetes SA membership for individuals or
organisations, including regular e-newsletters,
MyLife magazine, free podiatry clinic, free hearing
assessment, supermarket tours, webinars and
other events and discounts.
- A wide range of resources and diabetes
management products available in our retail
store and online.
- Convenient location, inclusive resources
available in a wide range of languages, specific
programs at no cost for people from Culturally
and Linguistically Diverse or Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander communities, for the
Mental Health workforce and for residential
aged care staff.
Residential Aged Care Facility review by Credentialled Diabetes
- Review of diabetes policies and
procedures, staff training records, selected
resident care plans and other records, to
identify areas for improvement in diabetes care
- Staff knowledge gap analysis
- Staff interviews, observation and shadowing
to assess staff practices
- Inspection of diabetes related supplies,
equipment and technology
- Check of diabetes related storage logs
Detailed report including strengths, identification of urgent actions required, recommendations for quality
improvement, alignment with Aged Care Quality Standards, and staff training plan. Additional option to
include menu review by dietitian, consumer-centred resident and family interviews, or staff mentoring.
For more information:
Download: Supporting aged care providers and older people
Call: 1300 198 204 Email: email@example.com