How Home Care Can Help Seniors with Vision Loss Regardless of the cause, not being able to see well can make doing many things difficult if not impossible. Fortunately, your aging relative doesn’t have to struggle alone when family caregivers cannot be there. Home care can assist them to continue leading an active life and accomplish the things they need to do. Below are just a few of the things home care providers can help older adults with vision loss with.
Vision loss can prevent your aging relative from driving, making them unable to get to the places they need to go. Being stuck at home can cause loneliness and depression. Home care providers can drive the older adult to the grocery store, the pharmacy, the post office, and other businesses. They can also take the senior to their place of worship or to visit friends.
Many older adults who previously enjoyed reading are unable to do so because of vision loss. A home care provider can read books, magazines, and newspapers to them. In addition, they can assist with reading mail and email.
Safety in Public
Being unable to see well can make your aging relative feel unsafe in public. They may worry that they will trip over something they cannot see, run into other people or objects, or even be struck by a car or bicycle they didn’t see. A home care provider can take their arm while they are walking to guide them through stores and crowds of people. Home care providers can also warn them when they are coming to a curb or when the surface they are walking on is uneven.
Keep the House Well Lit
Having bright lighting in the house can make it easier for the older adult to see. However, they may be unable to change lightbulbs for themselves because of their poor vision or a physical disability. Home care providers can change lightbulbs when they blow out and turn lights on when the senior enters a room.
It may be hard for your aging relative to see what needs to be cleaned and it might be hard for them to do the cleaning itself. A home care provider can assist them with cleaning tasks, including vacuuming, dusting, and mopping floors. Home care providers can also help with laundry, treating stains on clothes that the older adult may not be able to see.
If you or an aging loved-one are considering hiring Home Care Services in Philadelphia, PA, please contact the friendly staff at Suma Home Care. Call today: 484-200-7347
Ibrahim recently completed a Professional Certificate in Management; He is currently pursuing a Masters in Business Administrations (MBA) at a prestigious university in the UK.
With their passion for helping others and a strong background in customer services and clinical care, Ibrahim and his wife started assisting individuals in their homes.
Since started and operating Suma Home Care in 2010 in the basement of their home, Suma Home Care has provided professionals who work endlessly in providing clients with the highest quality of care, while enabling clients to maintain dignity, comfort and safety in their homes.
Suma Home Care, serves four counties in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia. Ibrahim is firmly connected to his local community and is always looking for ways to give back whenever the opportunity presents itself.
Ibrahim enjoys spending time with his wife and children, travelling and enjoys sports.
Mariama Suma-Keita BSN RN
Born in Sierra Leone west Africa, relocated to America in 1999 from a civil war and settled since in the U.S.A as a Naturalized citizen Graduated from National school of nursing with an associate , and completed BSN in Nursing from Immaculata University graduated with Honor roll Alpha Lambda sigma, After escaping the war served as a refugee nurse in Gambia and Guinea to other displaced refugees before coming to America.
In the states started in Homecare then then transition into hospital, worked in Jefferson hospital as a Registered nurse on Tele and general medsurg floor, also worked in Einstein hospital as an oncology transplant nurse , I realized that I enjoy working with patients so much and believe in quality and compassionate care one at a time dealing with an holistic approach in caring for patients and family in a familiar environment called home , I see the impact and progress when they’re home , it makes them feel relax and progress fast with recovering at home. As a nurse and entrepreneur I understand that dedication to meeting people and families needs is a priority, and able to foster relationships with family and patients that is professional and friendly to help them stay and settled home as a desire.