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Effects of Visual Impairment at Home

October 25th, 2015 By

Around the world 82% of people living with blindness are aged 50 and above. Eyesight can simply deteriorate over time but can be supplemented with spectacles. There are also more severe issues such as Cataracts or Glaucoma that may require surgery.

Poor eyesight and visual impairment

At the age of 70, your driving licence entitlement will expire and if you want to continue driving, the entitlement will need to be renewed by Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA). But it’€™s not just outdoors where the elderly are vulnerable; deteriorating eyesight means they’€™re at far greater risk of falling, especially in the home.

With old age tends to come limited mobility. Should an older, visually impaired person drop their reading glasses, for example, it may not be as easy to quickly pick them up.

Living alone with memory loss can factor into the struggles that come with visual impairment; plenty of us ‘spring chickens’ forget where we’ve left our glasses – so who can blame Grandad for becoming befuddled?

Blindly pottering about when searching for spectacles also makes the elderly vulnerable to trips and falls, but you needn’t sacrifice independence for the sake of their welfare.

CareCams provide a premium service of camera monitoring for the elderly here in the UK allowing the elderly to feel at ease in their own homes.

It needn’t be a choice between a pricey assisted living home or constant worry. With CareCams, your loved ones can retain their independence and you’ll be put at ease, safe in the knowledge that checking on your loved ones via a live video feed is seconds away.

 

 


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