Eye health and vision loss in residential aged care facilities – caring for residents who are blind or have poor vision
Many people living in residential aged care facilities (RACFs) can have problems with their vision. Sometimes these problems have not been diagnosed or treated, or management and staff are unaware that the person has vision problems and needs certain types of assistance.
With the support of the Australian Government, MDFA has conducted a study on vision and eye healthcare in RACFs and has produced series of e-resources to assist RACFs in the management and care of residents with vision loss.
The e-resources also provide a valuable tool for families and guardians to better understand eye health and vision loss in RACFs.
The information provided in these resources can empower and inform decisions about how eye healthcare is provided to residents in aged care facilities. RACFs can incorporate these resources into their management systems and staff training programs.
Resources for RACFs:
Resource for families and guardians:
MDFA is committed to help ensure that current and future residents of aged care facilities have access to appropriate vision care. We are currently seeking publication of the results and further details will be provided.
To learn more about the study read our news story.