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Senior Home Care Helps Seniors With Low Vision Live At Home

Even though seniors prefer to live at home, sometimes seniors develop health challenges that might make them wonder if it’s safe or feasible to live at home. Low vision or blindness is one of those conditions.

October is National Blindness Awareness Month, and it’s a great time for seniors and their families to learn more about how seniors can continue to live in their homes even with low vision or legal blindness.

Senior Home Care For Seniors With Low Vision

Seniors with low vision may still be able to do many tasks to live safely at home by themselves. But senior home care can provide the extra support necessary to keep your senior parent with low vision safe at home. With senior home care, an experienced care provider will help your senior loved one with everything from household chores to dressing each day. Some of the many tasks that senior home care can make easier for seniors are:

Stocking The Pantry

Seniors with low vision can get confused when it comes to selecting items from the pantry to cook with or to eat. Together with your senior loved one, a care provider can put away all the groceries in specific spots, so that your senior loved one knows exactly where to look for certain kinds of items. Care providers can also tag items with braille letters or tags that will let your senior loved one know exactly what they are picking up.

Organizing The Fridge

A care provider can be a big help making sure that everything in the fridge should be there and that there aren’t expired items in the fridge. That way, you and your senior parent can be sure they won’t be drinking expired milk or using spoiled food to cook meals with.

Putting Away Laundry

Laundry can be a real challenge for seniors with low vision or legal blindness. But with some help from a care provider, your senior loved one will have the help they need to mark their clothes in an identifiable way and put them away in the closet or dresser.

Creating Paths So Seniors Can Move Around Safely

One of the biggest ways a senior home care provider can help your blind senior loved one is to ensure that the house is safe for them to move around. A care provider will arrange the furniture, rugs, and other items so that they won’t be in the way. Removing any items that could cause a falling hazard is important.

Seniors with low vision can always use an extra pair of hands to help them with tasks they can’tt do safely. With senior home care, your senior parent will have the same pace of life, but they will have a better quality of life.

If you or an aging loved one is considering Senior Home Care in Loudoun, VA, please contact the caring staff at Decena Home Care, LLC today. 571-508-7144


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