Are you or your loved one living with noncorrectable reduced vision? Approximately 6.5 million people in the United States over the age of 65 have a severe visual impairment. This could be diagnosed as macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, or as an acquired (traumatic) brain injury. People often hear “Low Vision” and they think “Blind”. But low vision is more likely to refer to people struggling to leave their home, or to where reduced vision is getting in the way of their daily activities.
Reduced vision can significantly impact a person’s quality of life and ability to function. It may have impacted their ability to read, watch television, walk, drive, or engage in hobbies, perhaps causing them to stop doing one or more completely.
Developing strategies to help people deal with a visual impairment by maximizing use of their remaining vision and increasing visual safety for them within their environment are key components of what Serving Seniors can provide. Strategies could include improved lighting, modifying the home environment to improve safety, training to better utilize remaining senses, and instruction in techniques to maximize remaining vision. Such strategies can vastly improve the quality of life for those with low vision.
Most seniors can live independent lives for quite some time with just minor assistance. Family and friends cannot always be there to help with daily tasks, but Serving Seniors can help fill the need for transportation, errands, housekeeping, and more. Just a few hours a week can enhance your senior’s independence, happiness and overall quality of life.
Joan assists concerned families seeking a trained caregiver who will treat their loved ones with dignity, respect and compassion. Serving Seniors provides the highest level in-home non-medical care and companionship. Families and seniors can be assured of friendly, personalized service from dedicated, compassionate caregivers.
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