As a family caregiver, you want your aging loved one to live their best life, and this includes staying as healthy as possible as they age in place.
While managing the health conditions they already have is important, enjoying their best health is not just about knowing what they are dealing with and helping them cope with it. You should also recognize any particular risk factors they are dealing with and take steps to reduce those risk factors so they are less likely to suffer the health problem.
Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the United States.
This blindness is irreversible, meaning once your parent has lost their vision due to this disease, they will not be able to reclaim it. If your senior is living with any particular risk factors, such as high eye pressure or diabetes, recognizing these and taking steps to address them can reduce your senior’s risk and enable them to avoid the potentially devastating consequences of the disease.
Some things your senior can do to reduce their risk for glaucoma include:
-If your senior is living with diabetes, it is important to manage this disease effectively. Remaining compliant with their medications and other treatments, managing their weight, and keeping their blood sugar under control are all important to managing the risk for glaucoma.
-If your senior is living with high blood pressure, it is important to manage this disease effectively. Remaining compliant with their medications and other treatments, controlling their blood pressure, managing their diet, maintaining ideal body weight, and managing their stress are all important to managing their risk for glaucoma.
-Talk to your senior’s eye doctor about prescription eye drops that might dramatically reduce their risk for developing glaucoma.
A senior care provider can be a fantastic resource for your elderly loved one as they strive to achieve and maintain their best health as they age in place.
Through a set of highly personalized services, this senior home care services provider can help your parent to manage their health challenges in the ways that are best for them. This includes helping them to deal with particular risk factors they may face. By understanding their risk factors, your senior can make better lifestyle choices and adapt their behaviors to deal with those risk factors and potentially reduce the risk. A care provider can help your parent pursue this goal by offering reminders, supporting good decisions, assisting with meal preparation, providing mobility assistance, and more.
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Both Dan and Yvonne had personal experiences with the needs and challenges of caring for aging parents. They saw the need for a high quality professionally run yet personalized service to deliver the type of experience that they had a hard time finding.
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