Seeing the Possibilities - Eye Health and Independence for Older Adults
Taking care of your eyes should be a priority, just like eating healthy and physical activity, especially as one ages. Healthy vision can help keep you safe each day, and it is very important to know how your vision is affected as you age and ways of preventing vision loss.
In this episode, you will learn about eye health and common eye disorders found with aging. You will obtain resources to better care for your loved ones, including signs of low vision and questions for your healthcare providers regarding eye health.
As the brand president, Becky Bongiovanni oversees the strategic growth of CarePatrol Franchise Systems. She is passionate about helping franchisees run a profitable-purpose driven business. She co-founded CarePatrol in 2009 and was the chief operating officer in 2011. Under her leadership, CarePatrol has grown to 150 locations across 33 states. Becky, a Certified Senior Advisor® (CSA), has been in the assisted-living placement industry since 2003. Prior to this, Becky worked as an Ophthalmic Technician for practices that specialized in Cataract, Retinal and Glaucoma surgeries for the geriatric population.
- Why eye health is so important, especially as one ages.
- Common eye disorders/diseases that impact older adults
- Vision loss vs. low vision
- How low vision can affect older adults
- The signs of low vision that caregivers should be aware of
- How caregivers support older adults with vision issues maintain independence
- Questions to ask your physician and healthcare providers regarding your vision
- Recommended helpful resources for healthy aging and living your best life
- 20 Signs Your Loved One May Need More Help Rack Card
- Observing Low Vision Awareness Month
- Healthy Vision Month – CDC
- Aging and Your Eyes
- Learn About Eye Health