1. Outline the physical, emotional, social, psychological & spiritual issues to be aware of when caring for a person who’s blind and elderly.
2. Compare and contrast the different care needs of a blind and sighted resident, discuss particular the difference in dressing& eating needs.
3. Describe how would you as a care worker support and assist a blind elderly person to satisfy his social needs.
4. Reflect on key learning achieved during this assignment.
The diagnosis of severe eye disease is a traumatic event that may result in depression that, if untreated, has a poor prognosis, and can exacerbate effects of co-existing medical conditions. The perceived psychosocial needs of patients have not been well studied.