Glaucoma Awareness

According to the American Academy Of Ophthalmology Glaucoma is a disease that damages your eye’s optic nerve. It usually happens when fluid builds up in the front part of your eye. That extra fluid increases the pressure in your eye, damaging the optic nerve. Here are five primary symptoms of Glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness for people over the age of 60.

  • Severe eye pain
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • See rainbow-colored rings or halos around lights

If you or a loved one is experiencing a combination of any of these symptoms, please make an appointment with your eye care professional for a professional diagnosis and a treatment plan. If part of this plan calls for no driving, you or your loved one can still keep active and mobile with Primary Home Care’s transportation services.

Five Primary Reasons to consider our caregiver transportation services.

Primary Reason 1 – Health Declines – According to Science Daily, seniors experience double the risk of depressive symptoms, along with declines in cognition and physical functioning when older adults stop driving. Many times it’s because they become shut-in and do not have a way to continue their normal routines outside of the home. Call us today and learn how we can assist you in keeping your loved ones active and living in the outside world.

Primary Reason 2 – Loss of Social Circles – Once seniors stop driving, there is a 51% chance of a decrease in social circles with friends and relatives. With a transportation caregiver, we will make sure your loved one can meet up with friends for lunch, a game of cards and the stimulating conversation just like they did before.

Primary Reason 3 – Driving makes them nervous and overwhelmed – Driving outside of one’s comfort zone can cause anxiety, distraction, and disorientation. A sure recipe for an accident! Keep your loved ones safe, so they don’t get lost on familiar streets, run out of gas because they didn’t pay attention to gas levels or become overwhelmed when trying to find a parking spot. Call Primary Homecare today.

Primary Reason 4 – More likely to move into a long care facility – Seniors who lost their license were 5x more likely to move into a nursing home or assisted living community. With our help, we can keep seniors mobile, active, and out of institutional living.

Primary Reason 5 – Your Piece of Mind – You can’t possibly do it all, and that’s o.k. Primary Home Care is here to provide you with reliable transportation that you can count on. We offer excellent non-emergency medical transportation throughout Mid-Michigan 24/7. Contact us today to get a free quote for local or long distance transportation.

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