Vision Loss and the Role of the Family
Started Feb 21, 2020
Full course description
The process of aging and the experience of losing vision are associated with a variety of changes and losses that can lead older individuals to undergo a number of psychosocial transitions. Family members also experience losses, have their own set of reactions, and frequently are not sure how to help older relatives cope with vision loss. Access to vision rehabilitation services can make a tremendous difference for older persons and their family members.
This course examines psychosocial adjustment to vision loss and the role of family members in the adjustment process. It provides information for vision rehabilitation professionals including suggestions on how to approach difficult subjects with families during the rehabilitation process.
This course is available for CRC, ACVREP, and NBPCB credit.
- Identify strategies for helping consumers and their family members deal with vision loss.
- Recognize the importance of support groups in helping consumers and family members.
- Identify strategies for professionals to use in helping consumers relate to their families.
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