Low Vision Support In Your Home
In March, 2011, the VNA launched a revolutionary clinical program designed to assist homebound patients coping with vision loss.
Millions of Americans lose some of their vision every year while our nation ages and age-related eye diseases become more common. Now a HomeSight-Certified Provider, the VNA will provide low vision patients with access to specific care method designed to reduce accidents and facilitate maximum independence at home.
HomeSight is revolutionary program developed by clinicians and focused exclusively on low vision patients in the home care setting. Backed by more than twelve years of research, this cutting-edge program offers tools that increase patient safety and independence in the home environment.
Low vision is often associated with a variety of conditions that inhibit one’s ability to age-in-place. According to Lisi Coleman, President of LiveAbility and creator of the HomeSight program, “many seniors struggle with basic activities of daily living. From difficulty preparing meals to trouble managing medications, accidental falls to problems with personal care, it can be very challenging for patients to remain safely independent after a low vision diagnosis.”
“This innovative program will make significant, positive impacts in many of our patient’s lives. By continually evaluating our programs and services, we are able to meet the ongoing complex medical needs of our patients in our community. The implementation of this program demonstrates the VNA’s commitment to providing the highest quality patient care,” said Joyce Baldrica, VNA’s President and CEO.
Recognizing these unique challenges, HomeSight-Certified agencies deliver specialized care in the home environment in an effort to enhance safety and increase independence. In the HomeSight model, patients and clinicians work together to create an environment that is safe and conducive to every-day living for patients with vision loss. The program has proven success in improving quality of care, reducing accidents, decreasing emergency room visits, and increasing the likelihood that patients will be able to continue residing in their chosen place of residence.