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Providing Respite Care to Seniors Suffering from Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Aug 27, 2018 by Lisa Carson RN, BSN

Although age-related macular degeneration does not lead to total blindness, this condition can cause severe vision loss. In turn, this means that the seniors suffering from AMD will find it difficult to take care of regular daily living tasks on their own.

They will need someone’s help and if you can’t provide them with 24/7 care due to work/family obligations, you can ask professionals to help you out. Comfort Keepers of Lubbock, TC, for example, offer senior respite care as one of their services.

They will come by your senior's place and provide respite care anytime you need to go away. Whether it’s for only a couple hours or several days, it doesn’t matter, the respite care providers will be there for you and your senior.

The best thing about them is that apart from helping the senior with daily living tasks, the respite care providers will also encourage the senior to make some lifestyle changes in order to slow down or reverse age-related macular degeneration.

Slowing Down Age-Related Macular Degeneration 

In order to deal with the symptoms of age-related macular degeneration, the seniors will need to make some changes in their habits. These are some of the changes they’ll need to make:

  • Giving up on smoking, drinking alcohol, and eating unhealthy foods
  • Adding healthy fats, minerals, and vitamins in their diet
  • Doing light exercise more often, particularly yoga and stretching exercises
  • Keeping their blood pressure in check

Apart from encouraging them to fight AMD, the respite care providers will also motivate the senior to continue with living independently. This entails encouraging them to get involved in cleaning their house, preparing their meals, and maintaining active social life, despite the challenges posed by AMD.

To hire Comfort Keepers for the respite care job, you can call their Lubbock number, which is (806) 228-7359.

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