Project Category: Care Homes

Older People’s Experiences of Sight Loss in Care Homes

February 2017 Dr Lizzie Ward and Laura Banks, University of Brighton More visual awareness training is needed to support people with sight loss living in care homes. The ‘Older people’s experiences of sight loss in care homes’ Research Findings are based on an in depth qualitative study carried out in care homes and a nursing home where staff, residents and their relatives were interviewed. A care home residents’ quality of life was found to be positively affected by visual awareness training in care homes, along with more information and support about aids and technology and access to volunteer services, including befriending. All...

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Models of Change for Care Homes

Care homes can improve quality of life for sight-impaired residents by focusing on individual decision-making, a communal environment, and meaningful activities.

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