Caring for Seniors with Cataracts in Assisted Living Facilities Near Chicago

Posted June 20, 2017
Caring for Seniors with Cataracts in Assisted Living Facilities Near Chicago
Senior living facilities near Chicago can help those with cataracts through provider access, surgical aftercare, socialization, lifestyle support, and networking. While there is no way to prevent cataracts, there are some things that you can do to minimize vision impairment. Observing how senior living facilities near Chicago can help those with cataracts is inspiring, particularly since 90% of those over the age of 65 have at least one cataract. The gradual vision impairment that can occur can lead to isolative behaviors and decline in other areas of health, which impacts overall quality of life. Some early signs of cataracts include: ...
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Glaucoma Care for Seniors: What Should Seniors Know?

Posted January 3, 2017
Glaucoma Care for Seniors: What Should Seniors Know?
It’s Glaucoma Awareness Month and Senior Living Experts is focusing on glaucoma care for seniors. Although glaucoma can occur in anyone, from babies to seniors, our focus is going to be on senior care & facts. Glaucoma Care for Seniors – Tips & Facts Blindness – Cataracts is the leading cause of blindness; while Glaucoma is the second leading cause for blindness in the world. What is Glaucoma – This video, less than 2 minutes long, explains what glaucoma is. When surveyed by the Prevent Blindness America Survey 50% of those surveyed understood that glaucoma had something to do with ...
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Cataract Facts: June National Cataract Awareness Month 2018

Posted June 7, 2016
Cataract Facts: June National Cataract Awareness Month 2018
June is National Cataract Awareness Month. Cataract is a common eye problem among those who are aging. The Facts - Cataract Awareness Leading Cause of Blindness - Cataracts are a leading cause of blindness in America. Early Detection & Treatment - Early detection and treatment of cataract increases the probability of successful vision as you move forward with a healthy approach. 24 Million - There are approximately 24 million American's over the age of 40, who are affected by cataracts Blindness - If cataract is left unattended it can result in blindness of the eye(s) affected. Regular Checkups - Because ...
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Eye Health for Seniors – May is Healthy Vision Month

Posted May 24, 2016
Eye Health for Seniors – May is Healthy Vision Month
May is Healthy Vision Month and we're focusing on healthy eyes for seniors; sharing some interesting facts and information about maintaining healthy eyesight as you age. Healthy Vision Information By 2030 approximately 11.4 million people will have diabetic retinopathy; especially as the numbers of seniors increases. Your genes play an important part in being "at risk" for health problems; in particular those who have a family history of glaucoma and/or any other genetic eye diseases should be extra diligent about having regular eye exams. Some excellent food choices that can help you reduce your risk of eye disease include dark ...
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