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Over 14 million Americans have low vision caused mainly by Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy and Cataracts. If you or a loved one struggles with vision loss, you know that simple tasks can seem overwhelming, and safety is a concern.

VNA Northwest’s Low Vision program can help!

The Low Vision program delivers an innovative approach to low vision treatment by addressing the clinical, functional and psychosocial needs of patients with varying degrees of vision loss.

Utilizing the Low Vision program, patients and clinicians to work together to make the most of patients’ remaining vision through rehabilitation therapy and adjustments to the home environment. Through the program, patients regain a measure of independence as they are better able to manage medications, nutrition, activities of daily living and personal care tasks.

Our specially-trained nurses, physical and occupational therapists will develop a personalized plan to help you live safely and confidently in your home. They will provide you with the skills, education and support you need to regain your independence and manage many aspects of daily living, such as:

  • Preparing meals and dressing
  • Taking medications properly
  • Preventing falls

With the help of the Low Vision program you can expect:

  • A thorough evaluation of your living environment and
    self care concerns
  • A custom home care plan designed to fit your specific
    low vision needs
  • Improvement in disease management and
    medication administration
  • Increased self confidence and a decrease in your fears
  • Improved safety and a reduction in future falls,
    burns and medication errors

Steps you can take:

  • If you are experiencing symptoms of vision loss and have not been examined for a possible eye disease, please be sure to see your doctor for a comprehensive exam.
  • Ask your doctor to prescribe our services.
  • Call VNA Northwest at (860) 567-6000. We can answer your questions, give you additional information about the Low Vision program, and help you and your doctor to determine if you qualify.

If you have experienced the following effects of loss of sight:

  • Stumbling and falls
  • Problems taking your medications as prescribed
  • Difficulty preparing meals, dressing and other self care activities

 

 

 
 
 
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Bantam, Barkhamsted, Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Cornwall, Colebrook, Falls Village, Goshen, Harwinton, Kent, Lakeville, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford,
New Milford, New Preston, Norfolk, Northfield, North Canaan, Plymouth, Roxbury, Salisbury, Sharon, Terryville, Thomaston, Torrington,
Warren, Watertown, Washington, Washington Depot, West Cornwall, Winchester, Winsted, Woodbury