Caregivers Assisting Seniors with Vision Loss posted on: 12-02-2008

We recently had Andrea Schein JD, Certified Rehab Counselor with Massachusetts Commission for the Blind in to train our caregivers on how to assist vision-impaired clients. Andrea addressed the major causes of vision loss and misconceptions about blindness. She brought in vision aids and appliances for the blind, and outlined benefits and services available for those suffering from blindness.

Macular degeneration and glaucoma are the two major causes of vision loss in the elderly. We have decided to sponsor a free Glaucoma Screening with our friend Dr. Robert MacAlpine at his office in Weymouth later this winter, more details to follow.

If you would like more information as to how our caregivers can help a visualy impaired loved one, please feel free to contact us.