A Caregiver’s Low Vision T.A.S.K. Force

T. A. S. K. stands for the four elements of success in living with low vision. Caregivers play an important role in putting the T.A.S.K. Force into action.

Tenacity: the determination to explore new directions. The care recipient’s quality of life can be maintained if the caregiver is persistent in searching for the tools and resources needed to overcome obstacles.

Adaptability: a willingness to change ways of doing things. A person usually has no choice when it comes to losing vision, but there are choices when it comes to living with it.

Support: from which comes “cope-ability.” Caregivers, family members, friends, and organizations can provide the understanding and assistance needed to cope with low vision.

Knowledge: the most effective defense against the onslaught of vision loss. Knowledge puts a face on the enemy and a powerful weapon in our hands.

For more in depth about the Low Vision T.A.S.K. Force, see “A Self Help Guide to Nonvisual Skills”.

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