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.
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.
It can be challenging to maintain independence with eye care for people living within a care environment, but it’s important not to overlook it.
Vision, eye care and independence
There’s a link between vision and independence – and it’s more important than we think.
That’s because we know that when a person can see better, they can live better too.
The benefit of better vision actually goes beyond being able to see the world more clearly.
Better sight can help ease the feelings of isolation and depression that limited mobility can cause.
Enhanced vision through glasses, improved lighting and signage can also reduce the risk of falls.
This can help boost an individual’s confidence in their mobility and encourage engagement with the world around them.
Ultimately, wearing the correct glasses is empowering and helps to maintain independence, especially within a care residence.
Maintaining independence in the home with Visioncall
We provide bespoke eye care planning documents for every person that we assist.
Making use of these person-centred documents can also help to maintain a person’s independence.
For example, our Lifestyle Passport indicates a person’s eye care needs and any eye conditions they may have.
This personalised information is useful in guiding caregiving, and more importantly, care adaptations.
For instance, if someone has lost their central vision due to Macular Degeneration it’s important to tell them who you are as you approach them.
Being aware of surroundings when living with sight loss can help someone to feel independent.
To find out more about how Visioncall can help maintain independence within your home, click here.