senior with low vision

How to Tell if Your Senior Loved One Is Losing Vision

Discussing health issues is difficult for many older adults. They may believe their health issues are their business and no one else’s, or they might be fearful that if they admit to experiencing problems, they’ll compromise their ability to remain independent. This is often the case when it comes to vision loss. A senior who is having trouble seeing may …

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How to Use Colors to Help Clients with Low Vision

Of all our senses, vision is perhaps the one for which we’re most appreciative. So much of our life’s experiences are a result of what we see in the world around us. Our vision also protects us from a variety of dangers. Reduced or low vision can make it more challenging to avoid the hazards and obstacles we encounter, both …

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Long Distance Caregiving: What You Need to Know

Long distance caregiving for an older family member can make it very hard to know if he or she is really ok, or if additional help is necessary. In fact, many adult children of senior parents don’t even realize their parents need help until they visit them during a holiday break or vacation. If you are an adult child living …

Well-Being Home Care of New Jersey Makes Post-Stroke Life Easier

Surviving and recovering from a stroke is a physically and emotionally challenging process, and the only thing you want to do is return home to your everyday life. However, because more than 2/3 of survivors typically have some type of disability, according to the National Stroke Association, in-home safety modifications may need to be made to make post-stroke life easier …

To Recognize and Treat Stroke Symptoms, Act FAST

The National Stroke Association lists stroke as the fifth leading cause of death in America, with around 800,000 people experiencing a stroke annually. This means that every 40 seconds a person somewhere in the U.S. experiences a stroke. And every four minutes someone dies from stroke. If you are caring for an older or chronically ill loved one who is …

Help for Senior Depression

Everyone goes through periods of time when they simply want to be left alone for a bit with their thoughts, to work through situations in their lives free from distractions, or just to have some downtime. For seniors, however, being isolated for an extended period of time might be indicative of a more concerning condition: depression. At Well-Being Home Care, …

Is It Depression or Dementia? Here are Some Clues.

Spending time with Mom recently brought to light several concerning signs. Although she’s always been up at the crack of dawn, now it’s hard to wake her before noon. Instead of pulling out all the stops for an elaborate home-cooked meal, she prefers to simply heat up a can of soup; and can barely finish a small bowlful. Not only …