Senior Care in Seal Beach CA
Senior Care in Seal Beach CA

It’s Never Too Late for Proper Vision Care: Senior Care Matters

Senior Care in Seal Beach CA

Some people might assume that once they reach a certain age there is no real point in taking care of their health. OneSenior Care in Seal Beach CA aspect of their physical health and well-being that could be ignored is their ability to see clearly.  Vision related problems can arise for just about anyone, regardless of age. March is Save Your Vision Month, and it’s a good time to talk about the various risk factors that can increase with age.

There are numerous vision related problems that seniors face and the risk factors increase the older they get. For example, cataracts is a condition that can affect seniors and more frequently than people who are younger. Research has indicated that 50 percent of seniors 80 years of age and over may experience some form of cataracts in their life (National Eye Institute).

Cataracts and macular degeneration are also significant vision related problems that should be addressed as soon as possible. For any senior who requires some type of care, whether they rely on family members, friends, or professional caregiver at home, it’s important to pay attention to vision care.

Getting proper diagnosis as soon as possible can increase the potential treatment options for the senior. That means if somebody is diagnosed with glaucoma during the earliest stages of this condition, they may have a few different treatment options that can help to protect their vision and potentially prevent permanent vision loss.

An elderly individual may be dealing with a number of other health issues and may be tired of going to doctor’s appointments, sitting through a variety of tests, and other procedures. As a result, he or she may have a tendency to avoid seeing an eye care professional on a regular basis.

Seniors as well as others may try to disguise certain symptoms, such as increased challenges in seeing objects farther away, because they either don’t realize there is something that can be done to protect their vision.  Senior care providers should encourage their elderly clients to see their eye care provider on a regular basis. It may be necessary to get an eye exam at least once a year, depending on potential risk factors and age.

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As a Registered Nurse and primary owner of Caregiving for You, Alicia Aguirre brings over 30 years of hands-on experience as a healthcare practitioner. She began her career in 1980 as a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), helping patients in a large convalescent home. In 1984 she transferred to another convalescent care center, added advanced training to her repertoire, and became an Administrator and Activity Director. Alicia worked continuously while raising her daughters, and in 2004 she earned her R.N. licensure. She wanted to make a genuine contribution in her field and to the community with her years of expertise. In 2005 she opened Caregivers U.S.A., Inc. with her daughter, Claudia. Finally, in 2009, Alicia opened Coastal House Residential Care Facility (RCF) in Santa Monica. Alicia is our head Case Manager, meeting with and assessing every client’s needs. She formulates a customized, individualized care plan and matches the appropriate caregiver with each client. During her time off, she enjoys walks at the beach with her husband of 40 years, daughters, and nephew. Alicia’s dream of having her daughters, Claudia and Eva, join her in the medical field has come true. They are carrying on Alicia’s legacy and maintaining her dream of genuinely helping others. Google