Caring for the Elderly or Someone with a Condition

Caring for the Elderly or Someone with a Condition

Jasmine (32) was born into a close family and chose to live near her parents when she married so that her family could spend time together. Her brother lives in a nearby town and her sister lives in Norway

GOALS

  • Keep an up-to-date record of medical information for Amon that can be updated by more than one person when attending appointments
  • Track the management of Amon’s conditions – diabetes type 2, high blood pressure, high cholesterol
  • Help Amon manage his condition better himself by getting him more involved in his own self-management
  • Share visibility of Amon’s health with all his children.

Jasmin’s Story
Diagnosing Father’s Diabetes

Jasmine’s father, Amon (65), was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes about five years ago and has a history of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and obesity.
When her mother died 2 years ago, Amon wanted to remain independent and refused to move in with her or her brother. Since then Jasmine has been her father’s primary carer whilst also managing a part time job and small family.
Jasmine helps Amon attend his medical appointments but when she can’t her brother will normally help. Recently, Amon had to go to hospital because of a urinary infection and an enlarged prostate resulting in Jasmine and her brother having to take turns to attend appointments. It was challenging when they in turn had to communicate to different doctors what had been going on with their father and didn’t have all the details to hand.
They had thought at the time that it would have been useful to have Amon’s medical details in a central place that Jasmine and her brother could jointly access.
Her sister Sarah worries about her father’s health a lot and will often call her siblings to ask how well Amon is managing his conditions.

Seven ways Jasmin uses Healthbit to care for her father

Medicines, appointments and lab results are updated by multiple family members caring for Amon so an accurate record of what’s been happening is maintained.
Encouraging dad to maintain a healthy lifestyle is important. App trackers work alongside connected devices to help the family care for dad.
Trackers Used:
Nutrition, Water, Steps
Blood glucose and blood pressure tracking using:
Nokia Blood Pressure Monitor, Accu-Chek (Blood Glucose Monitor)
(N.B. Over 400 devices and apps are compatible with Healthbit).
Shared with several family members so everyone can keep an eye on Amon.
Clear charts illustrate how well dad’s conditions are being managed over time.
Multiple family member accounts so everyone can help keep Amon’s information current.
Stay informed regarding treatments that are working well for others with type 2 diabetes.

It can be challenging

Dealing with appointments and helping people manage their daily health can place a huge emotional and physical stress on carers.
Healthbit helps carers maintain information centrally for the person they are caring for so it’s easily available when required, saving time. This information is easily shareable with other family members so that they can also play an active role, or it can be shared directly with a doctor.
Carers can create their own account, so that they too can take care of their own health and wellbeing a well as the health of others.
They can also connect with other carers to share their experiences and support one another.

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