Caring for Parents
December 14, 2004 10:37 AM Subscribe
I need ideas on how to help an aging parent losing her eyesight. [mi]
posted by FunkyHelix to human relations (7 answers total)
My mom has had a couple surgeries for double detached retinas with some success. However this is the conversation we just had:
"I went to make myself a cheese sandwich this morning, and the bread was fuzzy."
Mom: "I hope not, I made toast this morning. How fuzzy was it?"
Mom: "Jesus Christ!"
I've adjusted her computer for someone with poor sight, and her phone has huge easy-to-read buttons. But I'm looking for other suggestions from adult children slowly becoming caretakers. What items or ideas helped you and your parent? Mom is too active and quick-witted to accept coddling, and I'm always hearing I'll do it myself just before a huge clean up. Any advice would be great.