How Home Care Helps Seniors with Vision Loss or Impairment

How Home Care Helps Seniors with Vision Loss or Impairment

Poor eyesight is a serious health concern for American seniors. Roughly one in three seniors copes with some form of vision loss or vision impairment. Poor vision is linked with lower quality of life, poor self-care, and increased risk of injury and poor health. One study from 2014 found that, over an eight year period, seniors with poor vision faced a 16% higher risk of mortality compared to those without vision problems. How Home Care Helps Seniors with Vision Loss or Impairment One way to fight back against elderly vision impairment is through home care services. While home care services can’t restore

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5 Important Things to Do for a Visually Impaired Senior

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Vision loss in seniors is inevitable. But it becomes a real challenge for them to deal with vision loss because it affects their independence in even the most ordinary daily tasks. As a loved one or a caregiver of such seniors, it is important to understand the challenge these seniors face to help them in making their lives better. 5 Important Things to Do for a Visually Impaired Senior Listed here are a few crucial things to keep in mind… Create a list of important instructions and numbers Create a list which consists all the important instructions and contact numbers on

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Explosion of Aging Boomers with Low Vision

Vision rehabilitation maximizes hope and independence New studies predict boom in cases of low vision, but help is available. As the last of the baby-boom generation approaches the age of 65, the number of cases of visual impairment and blindness is projected to experience a boom of its own in the coming years. According to recent studies funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the number of Americans who are visually impaired—including those with low vision—is expected to double to more than 8 million by 2050. Explosion of Aging Boomers with Low Vision Low

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Glaucoma Facts Protect Eyes

Glaucoma Facts Protect Eyes Glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the United States.  Glaucoma causes fluid to build up in your eye, causing pressure that can damage the optic nerve, which transfers visual images to your brain. But, you can save your vision with early detection and treatment.  Nearly 3 million Americans have glaucoma. Half don’t know it. Lack of awareness and the absence of symptoms are preventing people from detecting the disease early. You can change that!  Find out if you have glaucoma.Glaucoma Facts Protect Eyes If detected early, before noticeable vision loss occurs,

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5 Things to Know About Glaucoma

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month Every New Year, you make a list of things you will do to stay healthy so you can feel your best. But, did you realize that feeling your best includes seeing your best too? January is Glaucoma Awareness Month – the perfect time to spread the word about the disease. So, this year, add learning about glaucoma to your list! Your eyes will thank you for it. 5 Things to Know About Glaucoma 1. Glaucoma can cause vision loss and blindness, which can’t be reversed. Glaucoma causes fluid to build up in your eye, causing pressure

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What you need to know about your eyes

What you need to know about your eyes

Our eyes are an important part of our overall health, and there are many things we can do to keep them healthy. These include getting a comprehensive dilated eye exam, knowing our family’s eye health history, maintaining a healthy weight, eating leafy green vegetables and foods high in omega-3 fatty acids, not smoking, using protective eyewear, and wearing sunglasses. Healthy Vision Month, observed by the National Eye Institute (NEI) each May, is a great opportunity to help educate Americans about the importance of these steps for protecting vision. What you need to know about your eyes   Our eyes are an important

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Why Vision Changes with Age and How to Slow It Down

How Home Care Helps Seniors with Vision Loss or Impairment

While a huge number of today’s population need the help of glasses or contact lenses to improve their sight, it’s almost inevitable that vision will deteriorate with age. It’s estimated that once we reach early-mid 40s, quality of sight will naturally decrease and unless you’re incredibly lucky, it’s likely to happen to almost all of us as we age. Why Vision Changes with Age and How to Slow It Down However, while this process is considered natural, we’re certainly not doomed to a retirement without sight. There are multiple procedures and treatments that can be done to both prevent and rectify

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MAY is Low Vision Month!

NEHEP resources help you maximize hope and independence for individuals with low vision MAY is Low Vision Month! Low vision is defined as a visual impairment that is not correctable by standard eyeglasses, contact lenses, medication, or surgery and that interferes with the ability to perform everyday activities. A recent study funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI) estimates that the number of Americans who are visually impaired, including those with low vision, is expected to double to more than 8 million by 2050. Most people with low vision are age 65 or older. Although vision that is lost usually cannot be

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Five Things You Should Know About Diabetic Eye Disease

Each year in March, many people hear about Diabetes Alert Day, a one-day “wake-up call” to inform the American public about the seriousness of diabetes. On this day, many organizations encourage individuals to take the diabetes risk test and learn about their family history of diabetes. Five Things You Should Know About Diabetic Eye Disease Diabetes has become an epidemic in the United States. In the past 30 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diagnosed cases of diabetes have increased more than 30 percent. If diabetes is not managed, it can lead to serious complications, including vision

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