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In Home Health Care Teams Talk About Seniors And Macular Degeneration

Feb 15, 2018 by Garrett Sullivan

Could you tell us what the macula is? If not, it is a small piece of the puzzle that makes up your eye and it could be called one of the most important pieces. If the macula becomes damaged, it could lead to total blindness. In home health care teams remind you that your loved one should see a licensed optometrist at least once a year to have their eyes checked.

Age-related macular degeneration is one of the biggest concerns with seniors, especially since is can occur quickly and it does lead to blindness. In home health care teams will provide you with some tips to help your loved one reduce their risk of developing this serious eye condition.

  • Make sure your loved one always takes his or her multivitamins and supplements as required. By doing this, your loved one’s health will be better, and their immune system will function better too
  • Make sure that your loved one follows a healthy diet and that he or she is able to maintain a healthy weight too. If you are unsure of what foods your loved one should eat, think fresh foods such as fruits, vegetables, and lean meats. Your loved one should avoid processed foods and should lose weight, if he or she is considered to be overweight
  • In home health care providers recommend that your loved one stop smoking or take steps to quit, as smoking increases the risk for macular

If you are concerned about your loved one’s vision, talk to a licensed optometrist to have an eye exam performed. In home health care services are offered by the team at Comfort Keepers and we are here to assist your loved one with his or her daily activities. 

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