Tips for Working with Seniors with Vision Loss

For Professional Caregivers and Healthcare Workers, this section connects caregivers and health professionals with advice for working with older adults with vision loss. These sites offer basic tips and guidelines for interacting with people who have a visual impairment, suggestions for identifying vision loss in older people, hints for caregivers, and ideas for program design and best practices.

This 40-page pdf-format handbook includes sections on understanding and adjusting to vision loss, low vision aids, and caregivers’ checklists for nurses, dining room staff, social workers, and others. (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.)

Source: Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)

The dangers of ignoring vision loss in older adults; specific steps to ensure better care.

Source: Network of Care

Helpful tips for people who have limited experience interacting with people who are blind or visually impaired.

Source: Vision Australia

Tips for hospital personnel caring for people who are blind or visually impaired; includes suggestions for communication, guiding, and orienting the person to the room.

Source: Blindskills, Inc