I am Rick Ferrante from Home Care Services Santa Clarita who has produced this video for the Santa Clarita community. We are joined today by Alice Sun of Sunshine Optometry.
Care at home for a senior or elder involves a wide variety of resources to address the day today challenges experienced by those who because of their age has significant medical issues.
In Santa Clarita we have a wealth of resources that many families and caregivers do not realize are even there. In addition, a caregiver may not understand some of the valuable information our medical professionals can provide. Optometry is one of those resources.
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One of our questions was how often should one go for an eye exam and when we asked it, we found out that in annual eye exam can detect much more then just issues with eyesight.
We asked Doctor Sun how often someone should come in for an eye exam?
And here is what Doctor Sun had to say for an answer:
“So this is a question that patients ask us doctors the most, and it is how often do we need to come to see you for our eye exams. And really the answer is every year if not every other year because having an annual eye exam is very very important. We not only make sure that you can see very well out of your classes or your contact lenses for both distance or for reading but one of the most important things that we do check for is actually systemic health. By dilating your eyes and taking a look at the back of your eye we can actually look for things like high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol. And believe it or not, many people often will not go to their primary care doctor for their annual checkup because they feel fine but when they come to us because they are having trouble seeing, we can often picked up issues like high blood pressure and diabetes when they had no idea they had that kind of issue for very long time.”
Home Care Services Santa Clarita is more than just home care in Santa Clarita. While they provide excellent Santa Clarita senior care, this Santa Clarita senior caregiver also connects local residents to resources for seniors in Santa Clarita on a daily basis, through social media, a resource library, video interviews with senior service providers in the community and more. Your home care agency in Santa Clarita, Home Care Services specializes in Santa Clarita dementia care and has expert Alzheimer’s caregivers in Santa Clarita. If you’re looking for senior caregivers in Santa Clarita who are dedicated, caring and knowledgeable, look no further than the Santa Clarita senior resources made available to you by Home Care Services Santa Clarita.
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