On-Site Care for Nursing Homes
Lifetime Vision Care has been proud to provide primary vision care to nursing home residents in Florida since 1995.
The Need is Great
Of all the senses, most people say they believe their eyesight is the most precious. Yet, functional blindness is a grim reality for 17% of all nursing home residents. Another 19% have lesser forms of visual impairment. Many of these cases could have been helped with regular professional eye care.
Most residents of long term care facilities are unable to walk or drive and cannot comfortably leave the facility for eye care. Many are physically unable to communicate that they are having eye problems. Unfortunately, few eye care physicians provide mobile services. Often, the eye care physician to whom the resident has been loyal for years is not able to provide care for the resident in a nursing facility setting.
The Right Choice
If you are a long-term care professional, a guardian, or a concerned relative of someone who will be requiring long-term care choosing to have professional eye care services is one of the best decisions you could make. You can protect your resident’s sight with scheduled eye exams by Lifetime Vision Care. No transportation needed … we bring our office to your facility.
You can trust the doctors at Lifetime Vision Care to put your patients’ eye needs first and to treat them with kindness and dignity. Because good vision is integral to the highest possible quality of life, it is our mission to provide primary eye care to those residents of nursing facilities for whom transportation needs and physical limitations make traditional doctors visits difficult or impossible.
Five Reasons Why Vision Care
1. Vision loss severely reduces mobility.
Ordinary activities, such as walking, going outside and getting in and out of a bed or chair are made more difficult, or impossible.
2. Poor vision increases the likelihood of falling.
Obstacles not visualized become hazards, even a wet spot on the floor could be dangerous. Good vision protects residents from the danger that surrounds them daily.
3. Visual impairments lead to physical ailments and appetite fluctuations.
It's difficult for patients to take care of what they can't clearly see. Skin care and hygiene can particularly suffer. Food is difficult to eat if it cannot be seen, and is considerably less appealing. Good vision makes life more enjoyable.
4. Vision impairment can affect the results of rehabilitation programs.
Physical, occupational, and restorative therapies proceed more effectively when the patient can see clearly what is being demonstrated.
5. Vision loss is associated with lower morale.
Over 90% of one's information about the world comes to the normally sightedthrough the sense of sight. A resident who is visually impaired may feel depression, social isolation, reduced feelings of self-worth, and diminished emotional security, even when surrounded by others.