Specsavers designs eye care guide for care home workers
Author: Joe Ayling
Its Personal Eyecare Package, a double-sided A4 document, has pictures of vision with various eye conditions such as cataracts or glaucoma. The Specsavers Healthcall optometrists tick the box on the picture relating to the resident for workers to get a better idea of the sort of vision problems they face.
Specsavers Healthcall clinical director Dawn Roberts said: ‘We understand that care home staff are extremely busy so we wanted to create a guide that would allow them to see, at a glance, each resident’s eye care needs. The document is not designed to be a clinical record but give staff the information they need to help them care for their residents.’
The domiciliary group said it was designed to help care homes meet the Care Quality Commission’s guidelines on supplemental health. Some have already started to use the documents in selected areas – ahead of a wider nationwide rollout.