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A packet of organizational materials for
families of loved ones entering or residing
in a Skilled Nursing Care Facility.


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Impaired Visual Function

As people age, one of the most common problems to arise is impaired visual function.  Impaired visual function can be the result of several things, including cataracts and diabetes.  Impaired visual function in the elderly can make doing everyday tasks, such as cooking or reading the mail, impossible.  Low vision, described as an inability to do everyday tasks even with the help of corrective lenses, is the most common type of impaired visual function in people over 60.  Low vision and other types of impaired visual function can make certain activities, like driving, extremely dangerous and therefore should be assessed as early as possible.  If family is considering placing an elderly loved with reduced visual function into a skilled nursing facility, the condition and the extent of the condition should be discussed with the staff.  The staff of a skilled nursing facility should have clear methods of dealing with a progressive decline in visual function evidenced by residents.  If an elderly loved one is experiencing severely reduced visual function that prevents the person from participating in various activities, such as reading or socializing activities, the skilled nursing facility should have other options available to the resident to prevent feelings of isolation.

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Care Plan Information™ provides families and caregivers with useful information to assess a skilled nursing facility and to determine what will be suitable for an elderly loved one.  Using Care Plan Information,™ families can determine exactly the needs of an elderly loved one.  The Care Plan Information™ packet helps families ask the right questions to the staff of a skilled nursing facility, especially during the difficult time of admitting an elderly loved one to a skilled nursing facility.  Visit www.CarePlanInformation.com today to order an information packet.

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