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Success Stories: Aging and Vision
Aging and Vision
The challenge. Blindness or low vision affects approximately 1 in 28 Americans older than 40 years.
The Guild response. Knowing that the need for all types of vision care becomes greater as more people live longer, we’ve increased our vision rehabilitation services to give more adults access to appropriate care. We’ve also created programs to train healthcare professionals who treat aging adults, giving them the skills to better assess the vision care needs of people who may already be living with other chronic conditions.
With both vision loss and a stroke, retired chef Carmelo Rosado needed multiple, coordinated health services. Two Guild programs, GuildNet and GuildCare, combine to provide a variety of mental and physical healthcare services, and today both his vision and ability to walk unaided have been restored. “My overall health is much better since signing up with GuildNet and following my case manager’s suggestion to come to GuildCare,” said Mr. Rosado. “I’m impressed with the attention I get from both programs. The staff is really like family. I can’t believe how healthy I am today.”