I am Rick Ferrante from Home Care Services and we are joined today by Doctor Daniel Sjolund of Sunshine Optometry.
When a more critical things that a family can do when they are caring for a senior at home is to know and recognize symptoms of diseases or other medical issues so they can help detect problems early. The staff at Home Care Services will often advise families to be the “eyes and ears” for a Physician or medical professional, especially when the senior has cognitive or similar issues.
Problems in eyesight are no exception and cataracts is one of those issues that a family member can help detect. We asked Dr. Daniel of Sunshine Optometry when a caregiver should look for in an elder when concerned about the potential of cataracts in here’s what he had to say.
So if the person that you are caring for is complaining about low light or difficulty in reading, or perhaps they are holding the material to close or too far those might be some indicators.
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If someone has trouble reading the captions on TV that would be another. At a minimum this situation could be that their vision is changing, even when there wearing their classes.
They could be having trouble because of an old prescription or even if they are new classes they could be having trouble because of cataracts or other internal changes to the health of the eye. And while these seemingly minor issues may not appear to be a big deal, they should be checked out by professional optometrist like Dr. Dan at Sunshine Optometry to make a proper diagnosis and determine if the issue is indeed minor or if there is something much larger and play.
Because changes can be gradual overtime they are often not addressed and the treatment is delayed creating potential larger issues down the road. The ability to see clearly is a quality of life issue, but it is also the safety of issue.
When the primary causes for a senior to end up in a nursing home is falls. A professional diagnosis by and optometrist could be the primary factor in preventing that kind of negative outcome. Sunshine Optometry is located in Granery Square at 25862 McBean Parkway in Valencia.
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