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Newly Blind support for caregiver

Any tips for caregiver of a newly Blind adult?

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@rdktonn It looks like @JaneCares gave you some great suggestions! In addition, VisionAware is a nonprofit that provides info and this article may be helpful to you: Ten Tips for Caregivers of Individuals with Vision Loss. 

 

The tips about using technology I think are especially useful! The site as a lot of other helpful tips. 

 

Take care,

Amy Goyer, AARP Family & Caregiving Expert

Author, Juggling Life, Work and Caregiving

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1. Join the AARP Family Caregivers group on Facebook

2. Ask the opthalmology office for resources, particularly local ones

3. Check out the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind: https://www.clb.org/

4. If this person needs to work, state and federally supported "vocational rehabilitation" services might be possible and helpful.

 

Keep writing and asking questions!

 

Good luck!  Jane

 

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