Program Benefits
The program offers the following benefits for aging adults:
  • Improved quality of life and socialization
  • Cost savings based on level of care
  • Consistent care for individuals with diabetes


Diabetes Facts regarding Aging Adults

  • In 2013, nearly 1 out of 4 Medicare-aged patients had diabetes
  • Over 27,000 senior-aged South Dakotans have diabetes


Cost Savings

Conservative numbers regarding senior care were obtained from various facilities in South Dakota, and cross-referenced with average costs of senior care in South Dakota. In South Dakota, an average cost for a private pay, semi-private room in a skilled nursing facility is $199 per day, or $6,169 per month. In comparison, the average cost of a single room in an assisted living facility is $3,023 per month and the average cost of a single bedroom apartment in an independent living facility is $1,399 per month.


The following tables show conservative estimates regarding the monthly and yearly savings of an individual living in an assisted living facility or an independent living facility and receiving Virtual/Delegating Nurse Care versus living in a skilled nursing facility (based on 4 insulin administrations per day.)


Cost Savings Table






Sponsors and Participating Facilities

Virtual Nursing

Virtual Nursing: Aging Adults

The following Donors, Sponsors and Grantees support the Virtual Nursing: Aging Adults Program in South Dakota:

Donors
Zeldathon Players and Parents

Sponsors
Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceuticals
DAKOTACARE
South Dakota 7th District Medical Alliance

Grantees
South Dakota Community Foundation
Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation


Participating Facilities
- Coming Soon!


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Downloadable Forms

The following documents are available for download. These documents will assist in learning more about the Virtual Nursing: Aging Adults Program. For further information about the program,  email info@SDDiabetesCoalition.org

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  • Virtual Nursing: Aging Adults Information Sheet(Coming Soon)