May 29, 2017 by Marlin Duncan
If you have a senior loved one that is struggling with Macular Degeneration, a personalized home care plan can help ensure your loved one remains independent in their own home. A dedicated in home caregiver can provide support with personal care, light housekeeping, companionship and more. Talk to our care coordinator today to discuss the senior care services that are most appropriate for loved one’s individual needs.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration Is The Leading Cause Of Vision Loss In Seniors
For people over 60, Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), is the leading cause of vision loss. Vision impairment or loss can be devastating to seniors, especially to those that value their independence and lifestyle at home, in Wilkes-Barre, PA. They may lose their driving privileges, which will hinder the ability easily run errands like picking up medication or grocery shopping. At home, they may have trouble with personal care tasks like shaving. Preparing healthy meals can also be difficult. Your senior loved one with vision impairment is at a greater risk for social isolation because they may have trouble getting around without help.
Having AMD doesn’t mean that your senior loved one has to surrender their independence. In fact, it’s better for them to remain at home in familiar surroundings. Studies have shown that seniors who stay in their homes are both physically and mentally healthier than those who don’t. Home care services can provide the extra support that your senior loved one needs to remain in their own home. Whether it’s assistance with personal care tasks or household duties like cleaning and laundry, home health aides are committed to helping your senior loved one living with vision loss. We realize that this professional assistance in the comfort of a client’s home is the best way to ensure a high quality of life.
If your loved one can no longer operate a vehicle, and you worry they may become isolated amongst the community, an in home caregiver can provide or arrange safe transportation so that your loved one can attend local events and spend valuable time with family and friends. Home care services help ensure your loved one with difficulties seeing is accompanied by a professional home health worker when they leave the house to complete errands, attend medical appointments or visit with friends.
If your loved one has difficulty with legibility, a home health aide can also help your loved one manage their affairs by reading to them, helping them pay bills, organizing their medication and ensuring they receive the right prescriptions.
Could your senior loved one with macular degeneration or vision impairment benefit from home care? For more information about our services and how to receive a free in-home consultation, contact us or call (570) 486-6492
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