Assisted Living: Administration of Medication

Posted by: The Bristal

Dear Maryellen,

My mom has diabetes and can not take her reading or administrate insulin herself. Is this a service offered? -Andrea

Dear Andrea,

If the community has a nurse which provides 7 day licensed nurse coverage, and when the resident is on a once/twice a day administration schedule for insulin, yes… we would be able to provide both diabetic testing and insulin administration. When a resident is in need of three or more times per day testing and administration, the family is referred to a home care agency to provide coverage. Good Luck and please let me know how your mom is doing.

Maryellen McKeon

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