In-home Caregiver Oceanside Macular Degeneration

Poor Eyesight–and a Possible Solution

Vision News from the In-home Caregiver in Oceanside

Poor vision is a health concern for millions of seniors, one which not only increases their risk of injury but also decreases quality of life. It’s easy for the rest of us to forget that our elderly loved ones with poor vision don’t see the world the way we do, but they need our sympathy and assistance in order to stay safe. The in-home caregiver in Oceanside passes on some advice concerning vision, as well as a treatment for macular degeneration that is currently in the testing phase.

Adjust the Environment

If your loved one suffers from macular degeneration, one of the most important things you can do is make his environment more accommodating. Items in the kitchen and bedroom should always make it back to their designated locations, so that the senior does not have to hunt for them. Labels in large lettering can help differentiate similar-looking cabinets and drawers as well. Consider buying a phone and remote control with oversized buttons that make them easier to see.

Offer a Helping Hand

Think proactively about helping your senior accomplish tasks that require vision. Write down a phone number; cook a meal; pay a bill; or take down a thank-you note without waiting for your loved one to admit that he can’t manage it. Seniors with poor vision feel much better about accepting help from family or an in-home caregiver in San Diego County when they don’t have to ask for it.

In-home Caregiver in San Diego County: Medical Research

Stem cells hold great promise for a number of medical applications, and one of them may be curing macular degeneration. A procedure to implant stem cells in the eye is in the human testing stage, with volunteers in California, Texas, and New York trying it out for the first time. Hopefully a solution for macular degeneration is not far away!

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Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to HealthLine.com and to FamilyAffaires.com as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.

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