InfoAugust 21, 2014 · Health
Home Health Rancho Santa Fe Agency Shares Tips for National Eye Exam Month
In Home Health Care and Skilled Nursing Agency Serving Rancho Santa Fe, CA, Firstat Nursing Services, Publishes 3 Ways Home Health Care Helps with Senior Eye Health.Press Release VideoLoading the player...Details(prREACH)
Firstat Nursing Services, a home nursing and in home care agency serving Rancho Santa Fe, CA is participating in National Eye Exam Month.
“Everyone needs to make sure they take good care of their eyes, but seniors should have exams more often. Failing eyesight is a common issue for people as they age,” said Linnea Goodrich, president of Firstat Nursing Services in San Diego, CA.
“Elderly individuals should have their eyes tested every 1 or 2 years depending on the condition of their eyesight. A skilled nurse can be an advocate for good vision health, and help seniors avoid accidents and injuries due to failing eyesight,” continued Goodrich. Here are 3 ways skilled nursing can help seniors take care of their eyes.
Getting to Appointments – Many times even when an elderly patient knows they need their vision tested, they do not end up going to the doctor. A skilled nurse can help a senior get to the appointments they need in order to stay in the best health possible.
When a senior client doesn’t have a regular vision specialist, a skilled nurse can help them find the vision specialist that’s right for them. When necessary, a skilled nurse can help elderly patients get to the appointments by providing transportation or finding local solutions for seniors. When eyes do fail in spite of corrections, a skilled nurse can help the elderly patient adjust to the aging process and remain safe in their homes or in the home of their loved ones.
Recognizing Failing Sight – It is hard for family members to recognize when an elderly loved one has a vision problem. When an elderly person lives with their family, the familiarity of seeing each other daily, and the gradual acceptance of the limitations of age sometimes end up letting important vision tests go unattended to. A home health care professional can recognize the signs of decreased vision, and help patients understand the importance of getting to the optometrist early enough to correct problems as they begin.
Skilled Nursing for Better Health – A home health care professional can help seniors live better, happier lives in many ways. Not only can they help them recognize vision problems and seek out the appropriate help when needed, they also give seniors the ability to remain more independent and stay in their homes when they prefer to do that. Regular visits from a skilled nurse to keep up with vital statistics and report to the patient’s physician will make sure that they are safe and healthy.
Skilled nurses can help keep a senior’s diet healthy, provide hygiene assistance, and make sure the home is safe for an elderly person. When a senior lives with family members, visits from a skilled nurse gives caregivers a needed break, and also provides the opportunity for them to get information and ask any questions that will help them give their loved ones better at home care.
A professional home health care provider can offer many services including diabetic control, care for elderly patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia, care following surgery, end of life care and more. Seniors and their families can choose to have a skilled nurse visit daily, or several times per week, either a few hours a day, or live in full time.
Each individual patient’s needs are assessed to provide the best solution for their mental and physical well-being. Whether a senior lives alone or with family, having a skilled nurse help out can take the worry off of family members by giving them the assurance that their loved one is safe.
People wanting to learn more are encouraged to visit the company website and pick up a copy of their free report “Critical Questions You Must Ask Before You Hire a Home Care Provider," Visit, http://firstatofsandiego.com/
About Firstat Nursing Services Linnea Goodrich is the owner of Firstat Nursing Services, which is the only Home care Agency in San Diego that is both State licensed and certified by the Alzheimer's Association. Firstat Nursing Services has been providing a higher standard of home nursing, home health and home care services for elderly, disabled and injured people in the greater San Diego area since 1997. To pick up a copy of her free report "Critical Questions You Must Ask Before You Hire a Home Care Provider," Visit, http://firstatofsandiego.comVideoLinksQuotesElderly individuals should have their eyes tested every 1 or 2 years depending on the condition of their eyesight. A skilled nurse can be an advocate for good vision health, and help seniors avoid accidents and injuries due to failing eyesight.ImagesContact
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