You know your mother has required assistance for some time. You’ve been pushing yourself to your limit and have been feeling an incredible amount of stress and anxiety. You have started to seriously consider talking about home care support services with her.
This can be a great way to encourage your mother to not just be more active, but also to focus on other aspects of her health and well-being, including her vision. As March is Save Your Vision Month, below are three ways that an experienced home care aide, may be able to help your mother and encourage her to pay closer attention to her overall health, including her hearing and vision.
1. She can pay attention to potential warning signs of vision loss.
You may be so busy with everything else going on in your life you miss the subtle warning signs of vision related problems. The more experience a home care aide has, the more likely she is going to be able to spot these potential problems before they become major issues.
When your mother is encouraged to visit her eye doctor early on, the treatment options may be more abundant and the chance for recovery, whether it’s from cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, or something else, can actually increase.
2. She can offer extra support.
Your mother is having difficulty seeing as well as she used to and she may be at an increased risk of tripping and falling or having some other mishap occur. Having somebody there with her during the day, probably when you can’t physically be there to support her, can offer her the kind of assistance she needs to stay safe within the comfort of her home.
3. She can remind your mother to visit her eye doctor.
As people get older it becomes increasingly important to get a thorough eye exam. If your mother is in her 70s or 80s, possibly even older, it may be highly recommended that she visit her eye care professional annually.
You may be so busy with everything else, with your job, with your own family, trying to help her keep the house clean, do laundry, and prepare meals for her, that you lose track of time. Suddenly two years have passed since she’s been to the eye doctor.
With an experienced home care aide, your mother will be in great hands and have the support she needs, whether she is dealing with vision related problems yet or not. In many cases it’s only a matter of time.
If you or an aging loved one are considering homecare in Minnetonka, MN, and the surrounding areas, please contact the friendly staff at CareBuilders at Home Minnesota. Call today 612-260-2273.