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Outcomes Matter — Diabetes Clinical Initiative: Enhancing Care for Elderly Residents




At Neil Medical Group, we've undertaken a focused clinical initiative to improve diabetes management in long-term care facilities. Understanding the unique challenges faced by elderly residents, we aimed to refine best practices, optimize resource use, and ultimately improve resident outcomes.

 

ADDRESSING THE CHALLENGE

Managing diabetes in elderly residents presents specific hurdles. Traditional approaches may inadvertently lead to adverse events due to aggressive glycemic control. Additionally, reliance on sliding scale insulin lacks significant clinical benefits and can be resource-intensive.

 

 

OUR APPROACH: PRIORITIZING PROACTIVE, RESIDENT-CENTERED CARE

We prioritize proactive, resident-centered care, aligning with guidelines from professional societies like AMDA, AGS, and ADA. Our consultant pharmacists evaluated the frequency of fingerstick blood sugar checks (FSBS) and sliding scale insulin use to optimize these processes.

 

 

OUTCOMES: SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS

Results from our Diabetes Clinical Initiative are promising:


Participating Facilities: 62

Timeframe: 3 months

FSBS checks eliminated per month: 17,109


Nursing time saved per month:

583 hours

(approximately 1.18 Nursing Shifts Per Facility per Month)

 

 

EMPOWERING FACILITIES, IMPROVING RESIDENT CARE

By reducing unnecessary FSBS checks and optimizing insulin management, we've saved nursing time and mitigated risks associated with aggressive glycemic control. Our initiative enhances care quality and empowers facilities to allocate resources more efficiently.

 

JOIN US

Neil Medical Group is committed to driving positive change in diabetes management. Join us in improving resident outcomes and shaping the future of healthcare in long-term care facilities. Together, we can make a meaningful impact on resident care.


 

CONTACT US TODAY

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