Visioncall can help maintain independence with eye care in a care residence.
Independence is important to all of us, whether we live in a care residence or with our loved ones.
What do we mean by independence?
We naturally need to feel in control of our life – make our own important decisions and control our finances etc.
Independence means not being dependent on others (if we have the capacity).
We can experience the feeling of independence through small tasks or responsibilities.
It’s more to do with feeling like you don’t rely on others and less to do with feeling like a burden.
Independence is empowerment!
While it can be a struggle to maintain independence with eye care for people living in a care environment, it can make a difference.
Vision, eye care and independence
There’s a link between vision and independence – and it’s more important than we think.
We know that when a person can see better, they can live better too.
Research highlights that a significant amount of people living in a care environment have sight loss.
This can help boost an individual’s confidence in their mobility and encourage engagement with the world around them.
Better vision can also help to ease the feelings of isolation and depression that limited mobility can cause.
By working with Visioncall, we can help you care for the eyes of your residents!
Maintaining independence in the home with Visioncall
Actively using these tools can help a person to not only wear their glasses but wear the correct glasses for the relevant tasks.
This can allow a person to see the food they eat, watch TV, notice a hidden step and any other hazards.
For example, our Lifestyle Passport indicates a person’s eye care needs and if they have eye conditions.
This personalised information is useful in guiding caregiving, and more importantly, care adaptations.
If a person has lost their central vision due to macular degeneration, it’s important to tell them who you are as you approach.
Whereas, a person living with tunnel vision due to glaucoma could benefit from a clear path.
Being aware of surroundings and adaptations for a person living with sight loss can help them to lead a richer life.