Valuable Visual Impairment Training 

 

Loss of visual field glasses, common after a stroke

Last week, we welcomed Kerry Edgington from Kingston Association for the Blind, who trained a team of CAREGivers to understand the difficulties visually impaired people experience in their daily lives.

We were given the opportunity to wear adapted glasses to  experience what someone sees when they have Glaucoma,  Macular Degeneration. Cataracts and Hypertensive Retinopathy. It was startling to understand how having limited vision can affect everything.

As well as experiencing visual impairment, we were also trained to assist and guide someone who is blind or partially sighted. We were taught how to negotiate doorways, steps and even getting in and out of a car.

We all learnt a great deal and it will be invaluable for many of our visually impaired clients.

Thank you KAB for your time and enthusiasm.  

Navigating obstacle around the office!

A group of Home Instead CAREGivers talking
Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home