What Triggers the Need for Eye Care?


  • Diagnosis of diabetes, stroke or dementia
  • Diganosis of cataract, glaucoma or macular disease
  • Long term use of psychotropic medications
  • Red eyes, eye pain, blurred vision or sudden vision loss
  • Decreasing ability to function in their environment
  • Poorly fitting or broken eye glasses
  • No documentation of regular eye care

 

 Benefits to Nursing Home 


  • No transportation expense
  • Staff time better utilized
  • No charge to the facility
  • Attract new residents
  • Improves ADL's
  • Safer for the resident
  • Better documentation of services

 

Benefits to Resident


  • More convenient and safer
  • Reduces issues associated with dementia and confusion
  • Eye glasses are labeled with the resident's name
  • Doctors specialize in geriatric eye care
  • Improved "Care Plan" communication between doctors, facility staff and family


How are the Services Paid for?


  • Exams with Part B Medicare and Medicaid residents are covered when needed.
  • Eye glasses are covered every two years with Medicaid and as needed privately