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Awareness in November

At Champion Home Health Care, we assist seniors by offering services that focus on peace of mind for not only the patient, but the family and caregivers also. Our senior home health care services cover a full spectrum of care levels, from 24-hour care to veteran care. We offer trustworthy and quality at-home care focused on keeping your loved one safely and happily at home.  Champion Home Health Care also strives to keep you up to date and informed regarding senior issues, elderly health, and local home health information for the Melbourne, Florida area. The month of November is a month focused on drawing attention and awareness to a lot of organizations, diseases, and illnesses.

Focal Groups and Aliments

  • National Home Care and Hospice Month
  • Diabetic Eye Disease Month
  • Epilepsy Awareness Month
  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Alzheimer’s Disease Month
  • National Long-Term Care Awareness Month
  • COPD Month
  • National Diabetes Month
  • National Family Caregivers Month

Knowledge is power and one of the ways we can help is by raising awareness.

Diabetic Eye Disease

One of the complications of diabetes is an increased risk of developing an eye disease. That is why an early diagnosis is so important. The strict monitoring and maintenance of blood sugar and hypertension through diet, medication, and exercise can reduce the risk of eye disease linked to diabetes. Diabetes can also increase your risk of developing cataracts at a younger age and doubles your chances of glaucoma. Diabetic eye disease refers to a group of eye-related problems affecting those with diabetes such as:

The American Academy of Ophthalmology believes: “…29 million Americans age 20 or older have diabetes, but almost 1/3 don’t know they have the disease and are at risk for vision loss and other health problems.” Diabetic patients should seek treatment for related vision problems. If you have a diabetes diagnosis, it is important to schedule an eye appointment immediately if you experience floaters or blurred vision that meets one of the following criteria:

  • Not related to a change in blood sugar
  • Affecting only one eye
  • Lasting more than a few days

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes and are working to manage your disease, be conscious of your blood sugar levels to avoid diabetic eye diseases that can negatively affect your vision and eye health. If you need any assistance with home health care or senior care in Brevard County, be sure to contact us at 321-608-3838 so we can connect you with our care coordination staff and qualified caregivers to aid in assisting your loved one with his or her health care needs. Let Champion Home Health Care bring peace of mind to you and your family.

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