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SightCare: Educating Caregivers about Vision Loss

Cathleen Wirts, MS, Jewish Guild for the Blind, Senior Vice President, Administration and Planning, 15 W. 65 St, New York, NY 10023, 212 769-6276, cwirts@jgb.org and Barbara Litke, MA, Vice President, JGB Rehabilitation Corp, JGB Educational Services Corp, The Jewish Guild for the Blind, 15 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023.

SightCare: Educating Caregivers about Vision Loss

Caregivers have stated that they want and need information to help them give the best care possible. SightCare has developed programs to educate those who care for, work with, or interact with visually impaired or blind persons in a variety of settings. SightCare's educational resources include: educational materials for the general public, educational curricula for direct care staff and health professionals in a variety of settings, educational resources for persons with vision loss, training programs for professionals providing vision and vision-related services, and customized educational solutions to meet your facility's unique needs.

Some of the products developed include: vision posters, instructional manuals, training package including a video, reference manuals, vision simulator cards, and instructional manuals.

SightCare prepares caregivers to effectively communicate and interact with their clients.

Learning Objectives:

  • Caregivers will

    Keywords: Community Outreach, Vision Care

    Related Web page: www.jgb.org

    Presenting author's disclosure statement:
    Organization/institution whose products or services will be discussed: SightCare, The Jewish Guild for the Blind
    I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

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