From reading the fine print in books and on to moving safely from room to room in your home, there are many activities that become more challenging with low vision. Our vision rehabilitation specialists are licensed occupational therapists who have additional training in low vision, and they are a wealth of community information. Rehabilitation specialists provide in-home services that are covered by most insurance plans. With a rehabilitation specialist, you’ll learn new ways to accomplish daily activities, reduce stress, and improve your quality of life.
Here are some ways we can help you at home:
- Conduct a home safety assessment
- Evaluate lighting and eliminate glare
- Teach adaptive reading, writing and record-keeping techniques
- Reduce clutter and modify appliances with tactile markings (so you can feel the difference between your toaster oven plug and your computer plug)
- Provide information about vision loss and community resources
- Help with healthcare routines and medication management
- Teach adaptive strategies for independence in the kitchen
- Offer strategies for adaptive diabetes management
- Recommend adaptive aids and magnification devices
- Provide training in the use of prescribed or purchased adaptive aids
- Provide training in the use of accessibility features and apps for the blind and visually impaired
In-home vision rehabilitation may be covered by Medicare, MassHealth or private insurance. Please contact us and we will help you obtain a referral and advise you on the cost.
Reach us toll-free at (888) 613-2777