Anyone with non-correctable reduced vision is visually impaired. Visual impairment or loss of eyesight that makes activities of daily living difficult is often referred to as low vision. A person may still have some use of their vision and be considered to have low vision.
According to a study by the World Health Organization, approximately 38 million people worldwide are blind, and more than 110 million people suffer from low vision. Over 6.5 million Americans over the age of 65 have a severe visual impairment. People with macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes, or eye injuries are likely to experience visual impairment. They may experience this in a variety of forms, including cloudy or blurred vision, difficulty with night vision/glare, narrowing of vision (tunnel vision), pain in and around the eye, changes in color perception, and more.
Low vision can make it difficult to complete basic activities such as bathing, dressing, cooking, or even just walking around the house. Medication mistakes due to the inability to read prescription instructions accurately is another risk factor. People who are visually impaired are more prone to falls and fractures and more likely to be admitted to the hospital. Depending on the exact diagnosis, the doctor may recommend any one of a variety of possible treatments. These may include anything from prescription eye drops to vision aids (eye glasses/contacts), to vitamin supplements, to surgery (including laser surgery), and others.
The home health aides with Serving Seniors can assist those with low vision and visual impairment to remain safe and independent in their homes. Our home health aide will work with the client to create an individualized program that meets their needs. The aide’s services may include medication reminders, safety and supervision, transportation, meal preparation, verbal cueing when completing ADLs, and reading the newspaper or books to the client. In serving clients with visual impairment, the staff of Serving Seniors seeks to decrease fall risks and medication errors that may result in hospitalization, increase the client’s ability to perform ADLS, and increase their overall independence.
If you are considering home care in Liverpool, NY, for an aging loved one, please contact the caring staff at Serving Seniors, Inc. We specialize in offering services to the Senior Community in Syracuse and the surrounding area (Clay, Cicero, Liverpool, Baldwinsville, Central Square, and others). Call us today! 315-382-4300.
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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