Always Best Senior Services Make Life Better for Visually Impaired Adults
If you’re considering Always Best senior services to make life better for an elderly parent with a visual impairment, you’re not alone.
The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), conducted by the Census Bureau for the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), surveys roughly 87,500 people from 35,000 households each year. The NHIS remains one of the largest databases from which we can learn about the rate of self-reported senior vision loss.
Based on NHIS data, researchers estimated that there were over 6-million seniors (age 65+) in America with vision loss in 2016, more than 350,000 of which were blind.
What’s more, a new report by Prevent Blind America shows a “sharp increase in eye disease prevalence in Texas” that is disproportionately affecting older adults.
If you’re among the families in Katy, Texas affected by this increase, Always Best Care of Katy can help. Today’s post explains how.
Always Best Senior Services Increase the Odds of Early Detection
As is the case with many illnesses and chronic conditions, early detection of vision loss can increase the effectiveness of treatments and prevent further eye strain.
But because vision loss is a gradual process, seniors may not notice the problem until it’s too late.
This is another instance where Always Best senior services can be a great help. Since we are already with your loved one on a daily or regular basis, our caregivers can keep tabs on a loved one’s vision by watching for an increase in certain behaviors, such as:
- Squinting or tilting the head when trying to focus
- Bumping into furniture or knocking objects over
- Loss of interest in vision-intensive activities like reading, writing, or puzzles
- Missing objects when reaching for them
- Slow or hesitant walking
Should your loved ones display any of these behaviors, we can schedule a check-up with their eye specialist and provide full transportation to and from the appointment.
Always Best Senior Services Simplifies Meal Prep for Visually Impaired Adults
Cooking can be dangerous for visually impaired adults, but that’s no excuse to live off unhealthy convenience foods. Always Best senior services include grocery shopping, meal preparation, and clean-up, so your loved one can enjoy all their favorite fresh, home-cooked Texas style foods without braving any of the hazards of the kitchen.
Always Best Senior Services Keeps Visually Impaired Seniors Mobile
Driving is the first thing to go when your loved one’s visual impairment becomes serious. But that doesn’t mean they need to be confined to the home. Always Best senior services include safe transportation and accompaniment for grocery shopping, social outings, family gatherings, religious events, and anything else you need. In this way, your loved one retains their freedom and mobility, while you get the peace of mind of knowing that they always have a care specialist on-hand.
Always Best Senior Services keeps the Home Environment Well-Lit and Hazard-Free
Always Best senior services include basic housekeeping and home maintenance, which can make all the difference for visually impaired seniors feeling safe in their homes. Whether you need light bulbs changed, walkways maintained, or tripping hazards removed, our team can help.
Learn More About Always Best Senior Services in SW Houston (Katy), Texas
Visit our website or call 281-231-2813 to book a free consultation with an Always Best Care representative in SW Houston (Katy), Texas.