"Living Well With Diabetes" Program

Accredited (2013-2015) by:
The American Association of Diabetes Educator

Soul Care was the first home health agency in Illinois to achieve accreditation from AADE to furnish the Diabetes Self Management Education and Training program (DSME/T), which is recognized by Medicare as a reimbursable benefit. We provided multi-language services by highly effective and competent diabetes educators to participants in their homes so that they improve their knowledge, skill and self-care behaviors that ultimately lead to a higher quality of life.

DSME/T focuses on the AADE 7™ Self-Care Behaviors

  • Healthy eating
  • Being active
  • Monitoring
  • Taking medication
  • Problem solving
  • Reducing risks
  • Healthy coping

The program goals achieved:

  • Improved clinical indicators
  • Reduced unscheduled office visits or ER encounters
  • Enhanced the quality of life for our participants

Benefits to Patients:

  • Improved health status
  • Enhanced quality of life – improvement in physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health
  • Fewer days lost from work
  • Less money spent on healthcare
  • Empowerment through education
  • Increased satisfaction with healthcare

Benefits to Providers:

  • Improved clinical outcomes
    • Reduction in A1C, weight, blood pressure and lipids
  • Reduced office visits – more time to spend with other patients
  • Happier patients!

Benefits to Payers:

  • Fewer hospital admissions
  • Fewer emergency room visits
  • Fewer outpatient visits
  • Reduced costs = Positive return on investment

For further information, Contact Us at 847-260-5140

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