Luxury Diabetes Care Homes

What Signature Care Homes Offer for Diabetic Patients

Diabetes is a medical condition that becomes more common as people enter old age – especially type 2. At a particular stage, a diabetic patient may reach a point where they consider a diabetes care home. That’s where we can help.

At Signature Care Homes, we have a lot to offer a patient with diabetes. Below is a glimpse into the quality of care we pride ourselves on.

Day-to-Day Expert Care

An expert healthcare team is in every care home, ensuring that every diabetes patient receives appropriate treatment, whether that means around-the-clock care or a simple checking-in from time to time.

24/7 Assistance

At home, a diabetes patient may not receive around-the-clock care. However, at a diabetes care home, there is always a specialist carer on hand to assist.

With Signature Care Homes, it’s about providing peace of mind to families while ensuring every resident receives the best possible care. As you can see, our services do not end at health care – they extend far beyond that, ensuring that older people who have or develop diabetes can live their best, most fulfilled life in a comfortable and social environment.

A Great Community

Signature Care Homes are more than care facilities; they are joyful communities that encourage everyone to live life to the fullest. However much diabetes affects residents’ lives, everyone can still enjoy the wonderful and welcoming community we cultivate and foster in our homes.

A Beautiful Space

We don’t do things in halves here at Signature Care Homes. Instead, our homes provide a beautiful space to all residents, inside and outside. Inside, you’ll find luxury suites with en-suites. On the outside, you’ll discover beautifully landscaped gardens – some of which span many acres, providing plenty of opportunity to get some fresh air.


Many of our homes have spas, salons, cinemas, and even fine-dining restaurants. While managing your diabetes, you can also relax and enjoy the plethora of entertainment that your care home has available for residents.

Healthy Meals

Those with type 2 diabetes must watch what they eat – that’s the key to a long and healthy life with the condition. The team at Signature Care Homes understands that, which is why special attention is placed on healthy eating. Each day, you’ll receive a delicious yet healthy meal that provides your body with all the necessary nutrients for a well-balanced diet.

What Is Diabetes?

Diabetes is split into two types: type 1 and type 2.

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is when the patient does not produce enough insulin due to the body’s immune system destroying the cells that produce insulin. Treatment involves both short-acting and rapid-acting insulin. The general idea behind the cause of type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune reaction. Some people develop type 1 after a trigger, such as a virus. It’s thought that the likelihood of developing this type of diabetes may be linked to genetics.

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is one of the more common types of diabetes and the one we most come across in the diabetes care home sector. It can occur when there’s too much glucose in the bloodstream, especially over a prolonged period of time. It may lead to other diabetes complications, such as heart disease, stroke, vision loss and infections – which is why good quality care is critical. People with type 2 diabetes might also require medication like Metformin to keep their blood sugar level at a good place.

Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes:

  • Feelings of thirst
  • Fatigue/tiredness
  • Itchiness around the crotch area
  • Blurred vision
  • Urinating more than usual
  • Slow-healing wounds
  • Weight loss

Some factors increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, too – many of which affect older people. The following risk factors could increase your chances of getting diagnosed with diabetes:

  • Smoking
  • Heart attack
  • A sedentary lifestyle
  • PCOS
  • Being overweight

Some risk factors you can’t control, but you can prevent others. Living a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and enough exercise is crucial for living a long and healthy life as a diabetic patient. The only type of diabetes our care homes don’t come across is gestational diabetes, as that only affects women during pregnancy.

Specialist Carers for Diabetic Patients

If you choose a diabetes care home with Signature, you can rest assured that you or your loved one receive optimal care at all hours of the day. That’s because our specialist carers are highly-trained; they know exactly how to care for and manage patients who have diabetes. Plus, the rest of the team – including hospitality staff and managers – also contribute to a comfortable, luxurious environment. That’s a promise.

One of the key parts of treatment in a diabetes care home is administering medications. That’s one task of many that our team undertakes daily. The medication differs depending on whether the resident has type 1 or 2. For example, a type 1 diabetes patient will be given insulin, whereas a patient with diabetes type 2 may be given Metformin, the most common type of medicine for type 2.

At a diabetes care home, residents will also benefit from exercise and a healthy lifestyle. Part of the nursing care for patients with diabetes will involve an exercise routine (adjusted to the person’s needs) and eating healthy yet delicious meals. Also, carers keep track of numbers, checking each resident’s blood sugar level. Every care plan is tailored to each resident.

At our specialist diabetes care homes, residents get 24/7 monitoring and in-house specialists, making it a safe place for any diabetes patient to live in. That doesn’t mean impacting independence – it just means that assistance is there if necessary. Furthermore, the level of care given is personalised to each resident’s specific needs. For instance, you or your loved one might need around-the-clock care or perhaps just one check-in per day for medications. It’s all about meeting the individual’s needs.

The Benefits of Residential Care for Patients with Diabetes

If you or a loved one have lived with diabetes, you’ll know how much care is required to stay healthy. Here are some of the benefits of residential care for patients with diabetes:

On Hand for Emergencies

If blood sugar levels reach a dangerous level, there is instant nursing care for patients with diabetes. It means that emergencies are managed quickly, which is far safer than if the patient had been home alone.

Medications Always on Time

Keeping up with medication is crucial for diabetic patients. At our care homes, our specialist teams ensure everyone takes their medication at the exact time they need it – no exceptions.

An Enriching Environment

Elderly people with diabetes require more than healthcare (although that is important!). They also need a comfortable and happy environment to live a fulfilling life. That’s what our care homes provide. From the activities we offer our residents, such as cinema trips, outings, and arts and crafts, to the enriching environment of each one of our homes, every resident can enjoy their time with us.

Peace of Mind for Relatives

One of the many reasons people might choose a care home for diabetic patients for their loved ones is that it releases stress from the patient’s friends and family. While most people like the idea of keeping their family members at home, in reality, it makes sense for them to live somewhere they can receive constant and consistent care from professionals. Plus, if that place is the equivalent of a five-star hotel, it becomes the more attractive option.

It also means that the time relatives spend with their loved ones is fulfilling – they don’t have to deal with the healthcare side of things. Instead, they can regularly visit, spending time in a beautiful environment and enjoying the day together.


“I have lived here since 2017. My first impression was a surprise at the non-institutional and relaxed atmosphere rather like that of a good hotel! But the staff are efficient and caring and create an atmosphere of friendship and community. There are plenty of activities for all tastes. It was lovely to be able to bring my own furniture and indeed I could have brought a dog or a husband! With my poor health, I am confident in the meticulous care taken by the nursing staff.” – Valerie B (Resident)

“Always treated with respect and dignity on my visits from the staff at the reception desk to the various carers I have had the pleasure to come into contact with. The care and attention given to the resident I visit, from my observation, is kind and compassionate. There is nothing I could find fault with.” – Janet S (Friend of Resident)

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