In-Home Keratoconus Caregiver Care Services In the safety and security of your home
A visual impairment caused by keratoconus can place limitations on your loved one’s ability to function independently. Managing normal daily tasks, such as using kitchen appliances to prepare meals, can become challenging with a degenerative eye disorder. Unfortunately, keratoconus can decrease your loved one’s quality of life. However, FCP Live-In’s Keratoconus Care can help your loved one navigate through the difficulties of the eye condition. For more than two decades, FCP Live-In has provided in-home care services customized to meet the specific needs of our clients. We provide services that include:
Personal Care Services
- Assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming, feeding
- Assistance with toileting, incontinence
- Mobility assistance
- Provide medication reminders
Light Housekeeping Services
- Meal preparation
- Grocery shopping
- Run errands, provide transportation
- Change and make beds
- Clean kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms
- Accompanying client on visits, trips, doctor appointments
- Engage client in meaningful conversation
- Encouraging exercise, as directed by their health care provider.
- Assist clients in attending meaningful social/recreational activities
FCP Live-In provides quality, affordable care in the comfort and security of our clients’ home. With our dedicated and trained live-in caregivers, your loved one will not find it necessary to move into a nursing home or assisted living facility.
To learn how we can provide a customized Keratoconus Care plan for your loved one, call us today at 1 (866) 559-9492.
Complications from Keratoconus
Keratoconus (ker-uh-toe-KOH-nus) is an eye condition that causes the cornea to become thin, bulge outward and change from its normal round shape to a cone shape. The cornea is the clear protective layer that covers the front of the eye and allows light to enter the eye.
Research has found that keratoconus begins in childhood and progresses into adulthood. The eye disorder can lead to:
- Corneal scarring
- Blurred or double vision
- Increased sensitivity to bright light and glare
- Increased nearsightedness (difficulty seeing objects far away)
- Redness and swelling of the eye
- Inability to wear contact lenses
Researchers are not sure what causes keratoconus but believe genetics may play a role in developing the disorder. Around 1 in 10 people have a parent with the eye disorder, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Other contributing factors cited by the Mayo Clinic include habitual eye rubbing and certain conditions, such as Down syndrome, hay fever, and asthma.
If your loved one has a visual impairment because of keratoconus, FCP Live-In caregivers can help with your loved one’s ability to carry out daily tasks. The services FCP Live-In provide allows our clients to live successfully in their own home.
Keratoconus Causes Lifestyle Adjustments
People with keratoconus may find themselves giving up some of their favorite hobbies or changing their lifestyles because of their eye condition. For instance, a person with this eye disorder may find it hard to:
- Read books with small print
- Drive at night because of the glare or halos on the headlights of other vehicles
- Watch television
- Use a computer for an extended period of time
Treatment for keratoconus depends on the severity of the eye problem. People in the early stage of keratoconus may wear eyeglasses or soft contact lenses to help to correct their vision. Hard and other types of contact lenses may be recommended when the disorder starts progressing.
Surgery, such as a cornea transplant or corneal inserts, maybe the last resort for people in the advanced stage of keratoconus. According to the Mayo Clinic, surgery may be required if:
- The cornea has become scarred
- The cornea is excessively thin
- A person cannot wear any type of contact lenses
- A person still has poor vision even with the strongest prescription lenses
FCP Live-In assists people in any stage of keratoconus. Our caregivers provide transportation to doctor appointments and run errands for our clients who are not able to drive. We offer other services that help our clients function successfully on a daily basis in the security and comfort of their homes.
Few Statistics on Keratoconus
Unlike other health conditions, there are not many statistics on keratoconus. And, what statistics are available about the disorder vary widely.
Some studies suggest that 1 in 2,000 people have keratoconus while other estimates show 1 in 400 people have the eye disorder, according to the National Organization for Rare Disorders.
The University of Michigan (U-M) Health System’s Kellogg Eye Center and the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation conducted a large study on keratoconus. U-M researchers studied different aspects of keratoconus, including whether any health conditions were associated with the eye disorder.
The study found that people with diabetes had a 20 percent lower odds of having keratoconus than people who do not have diabetes. in addition, people diagnosed with sleep apnea—a sleep disorder that causes breathing to repeatedly stop and start—have a significantly higher odds of having keratoconus.
Whatever the cause or risks of keratoconus, FCP Live-In can develop an in-home Keratoconus Care plan for those affected by the eye condition. In this way, our clients can remain in the security of their homes.
About FCP Live-In And Our Keratoconus Care Services
We have provided the ultimate solution for assisted Keratoconus Care services since 1997. Our live-in Keratoconus Care services agency is committed to providing a unique and customized In-Home Keratoconus Care services approach to senior care with the goal of a lifestyle that provides enjoyment for the one in care, and families with peace of mind.
FCP Live-In is a Live-In Home Care company with over two decades of experience specializing in elderly care needs within the home. Our live-in caregiver staff provides an insurance policy of safe and supportive care, along with a 24/7 professional support system that is there for the client and the live-in caregiver at all times.
For more information about our Keratoconus Care services, contact FCP Live-In today at 1 (866) 559-9492 or please fill out the form below.
LINK: National Organization for Rare Disorders Link: https://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/keratoconus/
LINK: Mayo Clinic Link: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/keratoconus/symptoms-causes/syc-20351352
LINK: UM Link: https://www.uofmhealth.org/news/archive/201601/largest-ever-study-cornea-condition-reveals-hidden-risk
LINK: Mayo Clinic Link: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/keratoconus/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20351357Follow Us or Share this page: