Day-to-day support for people with a sight impairment
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We provide home-based support for blind people and those with severe sight impairments. With nearly 30 years’ experience in specialist home care, we support adults of all ages by providing them with the right level of assistance at home.
Blindness, or severe sight impairment, can affect people of any age. It’s a problem that can make daily life challenging, but it doesn’t mean you or your loved one have to move away from the family home. We believe that with a little extra help from professional and medical experts, as well as your family and friends, people can face any difficulty associated with a visual impairment with confidence.
With Helping Hands, you can choose from the full range of home care services. Maybe you’re looking for live-in care to have round-the-clock support within your own home, or visiting care to help you at regular times each week.
Our expert carers will always treat a blind or visually impaired person normally, offering introductions and the same courtesies as any other care recipient would receive. They will be mindful of your condition at all times and will work to maintain your independence and lifestyle.
Whatever you choose, our care plans are completely built around your needs, giving you the right support from a fully trained carer who suits you and your lifestyle.
Call us today and speak to one of our care specialists about how we can support you or your loved one. We’re here seven days a week to take your call.
Read more about what live in care covers here.
Specialist support for blind people
Through our support for blind people, our friendly carers can help you or your loved one move around the home and carry out daily tasks. Specially chosen for their positivity and can-do attitude, our carers are also there to encourage and empower you to gain as much independence as is possible.
People are at the centre of our care for the blind. That’s why we tailor our support to fit with your 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, we can support you with this too.
A Helping Hands carer or support worker can assist with:
- Safely moving around the home
- Administering medication
- Personal care, such as bathing, getting dressed or if you need support with continence care
- Preparing and cooking meals to your tastes
- Household chores, such as washing clothes, doing the ironing and vacuuming
- Caring for your pets, such as feeding and walking your dog
- Running errands, such as collecting prescriptions or stocking up the kitchen with food
- Providing companionship, including chats over a cup of tea or joining you on day-trips
Speak to one of our care advisors today to find out more about our care options for blind people. Call us today and we will walk you through how we can help.
How can Helping Hands help with my visual impairment?
Our carers have a wealth of experience in providing care for blind people, and they receive ongoing training about medical advances and how to care for specific conditions.
Whatever visual impairment or medical condition, we’ll match you with a carer who will easily adapt to your needs, supporting you with your condition as well as your personal interests.
Support if you’re 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. We can help you to adapt. Our carers will not only help you through the practical changes but also provide 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.
For more information on our elderly care services, please click here.
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.
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.
While you adjust we can provide 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.
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We’re here seven days a week to talk through your home care needs and find the best option for you. Call 03300376958 or request a callback and we will call you.