As people get older, many of them experience changes to their vision. Conditions like cataracts and glaucoma are common in the elderly. According to the National Eye Institute, the majority of visually impaired people are senior citizens. Visual impairment is one of the 10 most common causes of disability in the United States.
Effects of Vision Loss
Losing one’s sight can be frightening. Seniors who have impaired vision may be unable to complete everyday tasks such as reading, watching TV, cooking, shopping, and driving. This can lead to feelings of depression and isolation.
In spite of declining vision, many seniors do not want to live in a nursing home or an assisted living facility. However, it may not be safe for them to live at home alone. Fortunately, an in-home caregiver like those offered by Dependable Care in Connecticut can help.
How a Caregiver Can Help
Dependable Care has a team of caregivers and homemakers who can help your parent with many of the tasks that are no longer possible because of impaired vision. A caregiver can drive your parent to medical appointments or to visits with family and friends. He or she can help with grocery shopping and meal preparation and can make sure your parent’s home is clean and organized to make things easy to find and prevent accidents. A caregiver can help your parent make sure he or she takes medications as prescribed if it is difficult to read labels. He or she can also provide companionship so your parent does not feel isolated because of vision loss.
Contact Dependable Care Today
Losing one’s sight can be devastating, but it doesn’t have to mean losing one’s independence. A Connecticut caregiver from Dependable Care can help your parent remain in the home that is familiar. He or she can help your parent with many everyday activities that are no longer as easy as they once were and can help your parent stay safe.
If your parent lives in Connecticut and needs help at home because of vision loss, contact Dependable Care today to schedule a consultation. We can discuss ways to make your parent’s home safer and ways that a caregiver can make life easier and more comfortable. Call us today so we can match your parent with the right caregiver.