Improving diabetes care for care home residents
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Improving diabetes care for care home residents

Jo-Anne Wilson Registered manager, Royal British Legion’s Galanos House, Southam, Warwickshire

A series of national resources aims to improve diabetes management for older people transferred to care homes

Care home residents with diabetes are extremely vulnerable and have challenging medical and nursing needs. About one in four care home beds and one in six hospital beds are occupied by someone with diabetes. It is therefore important that care homes work to prevent avoidable hospital admissions, particularly where a person has comorbidities such as frailty and dementia.

Primary Health Care. 33, 5, 12-13. doi: 10.7748/phc.33.5.12.s4

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