Visual Impairment Home Care Service
Lincolnshire & Yorkshire
Visual impairment or blindness can be daunting, especially if you or a loved one is transitioning or getting used to the condition. Our home carers are here to provide the very best support, both physically and emotionally to assist with every aspect of visual impairment. We can ensure you do not feel isolated or alone. We want you to take part in activities and feel safe and comfortable in your own home.
From help with daily tasks like personal hygiene and cleaning to cooking and even emotional support, The Great Care Company provides a complete service to keep you feeling confident, independent and able to enjoy life.
Understanding Blindness: What Is Visual Impairment?
There are many forms of visual impairment. They can range from conditions that may be curable to blindness, often brought about as a result of other factors such as accidents, age, or diabetes for example. In all cases, home care assistants can make your life more enjoyable by helping with any aspect you find challenging. Let's look at the types of visual impairment before we go into the ways that care at home will provide a solution. We have over 2 million people who are visually impaired in the UK. So please do not feel you are alone.
A little more about the forms of visual impairment:
Although most common in people over 65, cataracts can also affect children. It occurs when patches develop over the lens of the eye(s) which can cause misty or blurred vision. Surgery can often be sought to correct the condition though there may be some time between its development and access to corrective measures.
Condition-Related Visual Impairment:
Forms of blindness can often be the result of other factors such as long-term diabetes, strokes or dementia. Extra care may be required to assist with primary conditions which may have contributed to visual impairment. Care staff should be trained and mindful of any and all contributory factors.
Glaucoma is a build-up of pressure within the eyes that can affect vision by causing damage to the optic nerve and retina nerve fibres. This will usually affect both eyes though it may develop faster in one eye or the other.
Glaucoma is very common and affects an estimated 500,000 people in England and Wales.
Gradual Or Partial Visual Impairment:
It can be difficult adjusting to losing a person's eyesight. It may lead to a range of negative emotions which are often directed at family members or those closest as well as a lack of balance, general discomfort and uncomfortable sensations. It is important when adjusting to sight loss, that care staff are briefed and able to provide physical and emotional support.
Total blindness can occur for any number of reasons throughout a person's life or it may be from birth. With over 360,000 people in the UK registered as blind, it can be a hurdle but it does not mean you cannot lead a happy and comfortable life. Care staff are especially helpful with difficult day-to-day tasks as well as aiding with adjustment if it is a relatively recent condition. Providing help for the person directly affected as well as their loved ones.
How We Can Help Home Carers For The Blind & Visually Impaired
Blindness can be very difficult for the person who is suffering from the condition as well as loved ones who may have become carers. It will take time to adjust and assistance around the home can make a huge difference.
The Great Care Company provides extensive training for our care staff to ensure they fully understand all aspects of visual impairment from the physical and emotional effects to the changing dynamics of a family home affected by the condition.
We tailor our service to the needs of the individual and their specific requirements whilst being mindful not to create disruptions within the home.
We work with people going through all levels of visual impairments. Ensuring that dignity and self-respect are fully maintained as we assist with the day-to-day patterns of a person's life.
All needs are catered for, entirely depending on the needs of the client. From the basics like washing, cleaning and changing bedding to maintaining complex medical requirements that may prove difficult to the person we care for.
This service can be long or short term. We're here for as long as you need us; to adjust to a new life or simply assist with difficult tasks.
Our carers provide companionship, support and positive encouragement for those in their care. Creating a safe and loving environment for everyone involved.
You Choose The Way You Want To Be Cared For What Can Visual Impairment Home Care Include?
Personal Hygiene Help
Maintaining personal cleanliness is a key part of feeling good. Our carers will assist, discreetly, to provide personal hygiene help when it may have become difficult for a visually impaired person.
Physical Comfort & Safety In The Home
Home safety for a blind person is paramount. We want your home to be livable, comfortable and familiar to you. We'll assist to make it that way whilst respecting family privacy.
Ongoing Treatments & Medication
This may range from simple things like administering eye drops or picking up prescriptions to complex post-operative care. We'll help on any level that is required.
Hydration & Food Preparation
Our carers can help with the preparation of healthy, balanced meals but also help those in our care to adapt. Enabling them to feel more independent by assisting with new ways for them to prepare their own food and drinks.
Mobility, Recovery & Exercise
Being physically active keeps us healthy. This can be difficult for those with blindness, not least if their safety or balance is affected. We'll work with you to maintain a healthy, active, routine within the minimum of risk.
Cleaning, Laundry & Bedding
Basic tasks may seem difficult sometimes. Our carers will assist with those. From washing clothes to cleaning the house and changing the bedding. No job is too big or too small.
Looking After Your Pets
We love our furry friends and we'll happily provide help with yours. From feeding to walkies and even cleaning up after them. We'll assist with everything, including providing them with some extra fuss!
Companship Beyond Basic Care
We're proud of our staff. We handpick each team member to ensure they are qualified to help and demonstrate a level of care that exceeds expectations. We provide companions, not just care staff.
Our Locations Home Carers For The Visually Impaired In Lincolnshire & Yorkshire
Our carers work throughout the Lincolnshire & Yorkshire regions to assist visually impaired people and their families. With central offices in the following areas:
We do not list every single town or village across the counties but if yours is not listed, do not worry!
Please get in touch and find out how we can help.
Protecting Your Budget: How Much Do Private Home Carers Cost?
We tailor every aspect of our home care service to suit you. From the days and hours to the service. We even pair our carers to uniquely match your personality.
We provide a very affordable service by offering the care you require without any hidden extras. We understand the needs of the visually impaired as well as their loved ones and believe that great care should never be compromised by a limited budget.
Get in touch with our friendly team today and we'll work out your needs and find a way that we can assist you.
Find Out More About The Great Care Company
We provide the very best home care in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. Here are a few facts about the team:
We handpick our staff to suit your needs and personality.
We're an established, award-winning five-star service provider, who represents the best our industry has to offer.
Extensive, ongoing staff training helps to make our carers brilliant. We select team members who demonstrate personal skills which go beyond basic care.
Any extra training that is required will never be at the cost of the client. We even provide extra staff to shadow our carers and learn with no additional fees.
No restrictions will be placed on your personal life or family. We want things to feel as normal and natural as possible whilst we help.
We fully understand that emotional needs are every bit as important as the physical. Mental wellbeing and support are something we value and nurture.
By allowing those in our care to pick the services they need and the hours they want, we are able to provide extremely competitive rates for home care.
The Great Care Company values our amazing staff as much as those in our care. We always go above and beyond to take care of their needs as they take care of you.
We cater for all levels of visual impairment and understand the many complex issues that may need addressing.
Unlike many companies in our industry, we believe in providing consistent, familiar staff that you will know. We understand that comfort that comes from companionship and strive to provide carers you will recognise.
Your personal and private life should not be impacted by carers. We work hard to maintain extensive care with minimum intrusion.
All Covid guidelines are strictly followed.
We, at The Great Care Company, have a simple ethos: That those in our care should be treated the way we'd with our own loved ones to be.
Everything we do and every service we provide is driven by this belief. Ensuring that the best levels of care are provided.
Get in touch
Whatever the level of visual impairment, please know that we can provide carers to assist you or your loved ones and make life that bit easier. Provided you live in Lincolnshire or Yorkshire, we will be able to help. It may be for a few weeks or it could be for as long as you need us.
It all starts with getting in touch. We'll aim to work out the best, most affordable care plan and have staff there to aid you.
Feel free to get in touch with any questions or book in for a chat about any aspect of the services we offer.