Vision loss can cause your world to become a frightening place, especially if it is caused by a sudden, traumatic event. Your once simple, seemingly mundane life has been turned around.
*Tasks you had previously completed with ease, are now much more complicated.
*Family members will want to keep you safe and protected, but this can often lead to smothering. Those with vision loss should be encouraged to become independent once again. This will help the person with the vision loss as well as the family member. Often times, family members caring for an aging, sick or visually impaired loved one can become overwhelmed with the responsibility.
*This is when a qualified caregiver can come in to relieve the stress of the family members, while at the same time allow their loved one to regain some of that independence which was lost. At ElderCaring, we can connect you with a caregiver to do just that. Our caregivers can help with light housework, personal hygiene, laundry, meal planning and preparation, organization, escort to doctor’s appointments, and much more. When dealing with someone who has recent vision loss, it can feel like a monumental task to organize each area of the home for ease and safety. Our caregivers can help organize closets, pantries, cupboards, bathrooms, etc. to make it easier for those with vision loss to find what they need when they are alone. This will give them greater independence. We also provide live-in assistance if you feel you loved one needs around-the-clock care. This may be a short-term option for those with very recent vision loss until they regain some independence. You can easily transition from 24 hour assistance to fewer hours as needed. Whatever your need, know you are not alone in this. ElderCaring will be there with a screened, qualified caregiver for as long as needed.
Questions to ask yourself if you or your loved one are dealing with vision loss:
Are you feeling overwhelmed and not sure what to do?
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the responsibility of taking care of your loved one experiencing vision loss?
If you answered yes to either of these questions then you could definitely benefit from the support of an in-home caregiver backed by the top agency servicing Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Indio, Indian Wells and Cathedral City. Get the support you need now before your health becomes an issue, because you need to be healthy in order to be there for your loved ones who depend upon you for help.
Isn't it time you called today to get that long awaited and much needed help?
Call us today for a free, no-obligation home assessment.
For some helpful information on vision and brain injury, here is a link to an article written by Thomas Politzer, O.D. Former President of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association: