There are approximately 3 million people throughout the United States who are currently living with glaucoma. Because the most common form of this disease does not have warning signs and it develops most frequently in people over the age of 60, who tend to expect some reduction in vision, it is often overlooked. In fact, experts estimate that around half of those who are living with the disease do not even know that they have it.
As this disease is a leading cause of blindness responsible for between 9 and 12 percent of all cases of blindness throughout the United States, it is extremely important for your parent to get early detection of the disease so that they can get on the treatment that is right for them. Frequent eye exams is a vital part of this, but you should also be aware of the potential signs and symptoms of the disease so that you can detect if your parent might be experiencing this disease, or increased effects of it. This will allow you to talk to their eye doctor about it, and ensure that they are getting the care and treatment that they need.
Some of the signs and symptoms of acute-angle closure glaucoma can include:
- Severe headache
- Blurred vision
- Halo effect in vision, particularly around lights
- Eye pain
- Nausea and vomiting
- Redness in the eyes
Some of the signs and symptoms of open-angle closure glaucoma can include:
- Tunnel vision once the disease reaches an advanced stage
- Blind spots in the center of the vision or in the peripheral vision
If your aging parent is suffering from health challenges, personal care needs, or limitations that keep them from living their fullest, most fulfilling lifestyle, starting elderly care for them may be the ideal way to address these needs. An elderly home care services provider can be with your parent on a customized schedule to ensure that they receive everything that they need to to manage their issues in the way that is right for them, and support a lifestyle that is independent, active, engaged, and fulfilling.
Through a set of personalized services tailored specifically to them, this care provider will encourage your parent to stay healthy, safe, comfortable, and happy as they age in place. As their family caregiver this can give you tremendous peace of mind knowing that they are in good hands both when you are with them and when you are not.
If you or an aging loved one are in need of Elderly Care Services in Northport NY or the surrounding areas, contact the caring professionals at Star Multi Care Services today at (631)956-8835. We are the Right Choice for Home Health Care Services!
From 1978 to 1986, Sternbach was associated with Automated Data Processing, Inc. (“ADP”)–a provider of information services, where he held several marketing positions before becoming the Director of Sales.
1999-2008 Sternbach was an active participant on the Board of Directors for Proginet–a computer software company based in Garden City, New York. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from 1996-2002.
In 1996, Stephen Sternbach was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young, Paine Webber and NASDAQ. Sternbach was also named in Crain’s New York Business Article, “40 Under 40” Successful Business Executives/Future Business Leaders in 1995. While maintaining a diversity of business and personal interests, Sternbach concentrated most of his efforts over the past 28 years towards continuously improving the quality of services delivered by the Star Multi Care Services’ family of companies.
Stephen Sternbach holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University – Maxwell School of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations and Personnel Administration from Ithaca College.
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