Help for a Loved One with a Sight Impairment
Blindness, or severe sight impairment, can affect people of any age. It’s a problem that can make daily life around the home challenging, but it certainly doesn’t mean that you or your loved one have to move away from your family home. We believe that with a little extra help from professional and medical experts, as well as your family and friends, you can face any difficulties as a result of your visual impairment with confidence.
At Helping Hands, we provide home-based support for the blind people. For more than 25 years, we’ve provided home care and believe with the right level of specialist care, people with severe sight impairments don’t have to leave their own home to receive the support they need.
Our trained carers will move into the homes of their customers to ensure any needs for medical or personal support are met.
Expert Support for Blind People
We’ve provided support for blind people over the past 25 years, concentrating on each individual’s needs separately.
Through our support for blind people, our friendly carers will help their customers get around their homes and carry out daily tasks around the home. However, with their positivity and can-do attitudes, they’ll look to encourage and empower the people they look after to get involved.
People are at the centre of our care for the blind. That’s why we tailor our care for blind people to fit in with any existing lifestyle. Our carers are there to help rather than disrupt what their customers are used to. If you need to adapt your home to help you remain independent, your Helping Hands carer will support you every step of the way. Our care for blind people can include support with adapting your home environment to help you lead the life you desire.
Our home care for blind people can also include management of any medication you might be taking. Many of our carers have full UK driving licenses, meaning they can drive their customers to hospital appointments or to the chemists to collect prescriptions.
We can also provide everyday help for blind people around their homes. Our carers will carry out basic household chores such as preparing meals, ironing and walking the dog. They’ll also give their support with more sensitive personal care issues – such as washing and getting dressed.
How can Helping Hands help with my visual impairment?
Our carers have a wealth of experience providing care for blind people. All our carers receive on-going training regarding medical advances and how to care for specific conditions. Whatever visual impairment or medical condition you live with, our carers can easily adapt to your needs, supporting you with your condition as well as your personal interests.
1. Are you partially sighted and need help adjusting?
If you’re losing your sight or are affected by partial sight loss, you may find that you’re slowly adapting to a new way of life. Helping Hands can support you and help you adapt – our carers will not only support you with practical changes but with emotional support. We understand that any kind of visual impairment can have a big impact on the way you live your life, which is why we will support you in using low vision aids, such as magnifiers and text to speech tools.
2. Do you require support with glaucoma symptoms?
Glaucoma can significantly affect your eyesight and cause problems when it comes to daily tasks, especially when you’re out and about and in unfamiliar surroundings. Over time your peripheral vision may be affected and to reduce the risk of any permanent damage being done to your eyesight, you may require surgery. A Helping Hands carer can support you after you’ve had the surgery to ensure you have a swift recovery.
3. Do you require support with complete and sudden sight loss?
Although this will be a difficult time for you, we will always encourage your independence, should you choose to receive care from Helping Hands. And by choosing care in your own home, we can work together to come up with ways of adapting your home in a way that suits you. Whilst you adjust we can provide you with all the necessary support, whether it’s medical or personal. Your Helping Hands carer will not only help you on a practical level – they will be there if you ever need to talk too.
Helping Hands’ Help for Blind People
We want to ensure you or your loved one receives the best possible level of care. Our care for the blind will always be updated according to medical advances and suggested treatments from medical experts. To do this, we put all of our prospective carers through a rigourous selection and on-going training process. Only the best candidates get invited to provide help for blind people as part of the Helping Hands team.
Before they go off to provide care for blind people in their homes, each of our carers receives training at our Centre of Excellence in Alcester. Here, they’ll learn the skills needed to deal with the challenges they may encounter when providing support for blind people. They learn to communicate effectively with those they look after. It doesn’t end there, though. They regularly return to our training centre to further their skills after they begin caring.
Learn More About Blind Care
When it comes to selecting any type of care, individuals and their loved ones have many questions and worries. We have a team of care advisors who are always on hand to talk you or your loved one through the care for blind people we offer.
To find out more about the care for blind people we provide today, call or contact our team.