Caregiving Challenges During the 2020 Holiday Season and Beyond

An alarming number of older adults are aging with vision loss. Your loved one may be one of them and most certainly will have some unique needs. Unfortunately, social and rehabilitation agencies that serve people with visual impairment are often under-funded and overburdened, making it difficult to meet the needs of this growing population for … Continued

At-Home COVID Testing When You’re Visually Impaired

by Kim Ladd, RN, BS, CPHQ, CDCES Currently, many urgent care centers, pharmacy clinics, hospitals, health departments, and doctor’s offices can provide either in-person or drive-up COVID-19 testing. Unfortunately, these are not good options if you cannot drive or have no viable transportation options. Thankfully, there is now another option. LabCorp has developed an at-home … Continued

The ConnectCenter Information and Referral Line: A Lifeline for People with Vision Loss

Editor’s note: This post was written by Alan Lovell, Information and Referral Coordinator for the APH ConnectCenter. Alan often receives calls that are especially good examples of what we strive to do in the ConnectCenter and from time to time he’ll share them here on the blog. I receive calls to the APH ConnectCenter’s I&R … Continued

Thanksgiving Memories

Thanksgiving was my favorite day of the year when I was growing up. Every year my grandma (mom’s mom) had Thanksgiving at her home. I can’t say Thanksgiving dinner, because it wasn’t just dinner – it was an all-day event. Journey back with me if you will to a time when there were no cell … Continued

Consumers Want to Know: How can I Test My Blood Sugar and Give Myself Insulin When I am Visually Impaired?

In Part 1 of this series I discussed good diabetes management. In this post, Kim Ladd, RN, BS, CPHQ, CDE, who works for the Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired as a diabetes educator, shares the “thumb-guide technique” she developed and states, “Many people with low vision or no vision are successful in … Continued