LOW VISION REHABILITATION

Premier Care Management now offers specialized, in-home, comprehensive low vision rehabilitation for adults and seniors.
 Low vision is considered a permanent loss of vision that doesn’t improve with eyeglasses, medicine or surgery, and typically interferes with daily activities such as reading and watching television. 
 
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Susan Garber, OTR/L
Geriatric Care Manager
Rehabilitation Specialist

 

Everything we do during the day is vision related. We wake up and look at the clock, read the newspaper, make coffee, manage medicine, look at social media, send an email, pay the bills, use kitchen appliances and watch TV. These and other ordinarily simple tasks can be challenging for people with low vision.

Low vision doesn’t improve with eyeglasses, medicine or surgery and can be both frustrating and isolating for adults. After relying on your sense of sight for most of your life, you’ll likely discover low vision requires certain adaptations and a new set of tools. Low vision does not mean that you’ll have to give up your independence or quality of life, it just means you may have to do things a bit differently.

We want to help you meet these challenges by providing you with tools, tips, strategies and information on how to more easily accomplish your everyday tasks at home and in the community.

How Does It Work?

First, a trained medical professional comes to your home to talk with you and identify your challenges. Next, you’ll be given practical solutions for your specific visual and mobility challenges to enhance your independence and safety, and to better manage the tasks of daily living.

 

The advantages of having in-home therapy:

  • The challenges you face in your daily routine are evaluated and modified where they occur in the home.

  • There are no transportation concerns.

  • Home is the best place to assess your safety and identify potential problems.

  • You can schedule a time that works for you.

The therapist will suggest tools and aids for you to try at home, such as:

  • Reading magnifiers and electronic video magnifiers

  • Talking watches or timers

  • Different types of lighting and shields to manage glare

 

In terms of an outcome, you can expect to:

  • Keep walking, writing and reading.

  • Maintain your independence.

  • Engage in activities you enjoy.

  • Stay connected to what brings you joy.

  • Literally see what you’ve been missing!

Typically, the earlier you receive low vision services, the better the outcome. Connect with us today to learn more about how we can help you!