- Health: Eyeglasses should be clean and well-fitting, and vision, balance and gait, and blood pressure checked regularly.
- Home: A home designed for someone with low vision includes bright lighting, including nightlights; furniture and cords placed out of pathways; visual contrast between floors and walls; nonskid flooring; and bathroom safety devices such as grab bars and raised toilet seats.
- Technology: Monitoring and safety devices, such as large-button phones with talking caller ID and the My Health Phone, which can be used inside and outside the home, provide peace of mind to those with impaired vision and their families.
- Education: “It All Starts With a Fall — Your Guide to Help Prevent Falls” helps readers identify and correct fall hazards in their homes and yards, teaches about personal safety tools that can make living at home a success, and offers instructions on what to do if they fall or witness a fall. A free copy is available from The CareGiver Partnership, along with coupons for fall prevention products.
The CareGiver Partnership is a national direct-to-consumer retailer of home healthcare products for incontinence, skin care, mobility, daily living aids, nutrition support and more. In its sixth year of providing products and services that help caregivers and loved ones maintain personal dignity, the company also offers an online library of more than 1,200 family caregiver resources and personal service by experts in caregiving. Call 1-800-985-1353 or visit us online.
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