Your loved one's vision may be declining, but it doesn't need to stop them from doing what they love! The good news is with help of a family member or caregiver, your mom and/or dad, can learn ways to use their vision more efficiently. What changes can you make to help minimize the effects of your loved one's vision loss?
Tip 1- Keep contrast in mind when setting a table. Similar colors of plates and placemats may blend together for those with eye conditions such as Macular Degeneration. Also, avoid placing light foods such as mashed potatoes and chicken on white plates.
Tip 2- Improve the lighting throughout the house. Think about supplemental lighting such as a lamp in high use areas of the home such as bedrooms, kitchen and on the stairs.
Tip 3- Reduce glare, glare can make everyday tasks more challenging. Glare can be reduced by adding window coverings.
Tip 4- At low vision service centers such as CNIB, you can get large print books and magnifying glasses, which can help your loved one read, cook and safely take their medications.
Vision loss can affect one's quality of life, independence, and mobility. Consider how a Home Instead Senior Care CAREiver can help your loved one remain independently at home and assisting with day to day tasks that are challenging with vision loss.
Check out our Aging Senses program designed to help family caregivers and seniors better understand what it's like to live with sensory loss and provide free information and resources to assist in managing these conditions and living independently.
Reach out to Home Instead Senior Care today at (902) 800-7563 to learn more or to set up a complimentary care needs assessment with our Client Care Coordinator.