Braeside House

81 Liberton Brae
Edinburgh EH16 6LE
Tel: 0131 270 3020

enquiries.braeside@royalblind.org

 

 

Jenny's Well

196 Hawkhead Road
Paisley PA2 7BS

Tel: 0141 370 7950

enquiries.jennyswell@royalblind.org

 

 

Braeside House and Jenny's Well are part of the national charity Royal Blind, charity number SC017167.

 

Advice for carers

In Scotland, one in five people aged 75 and over, and one in two people aged 90 and over, are living with sight loss and overall sight loss is projected to double in the next few decades due to our ageing population. 

As the providers of Scotland's only care homes for people with sight loss, we have a wealth of knowledge in caring for and supporting blind and partially sighted older people. 

Hints and tips 

Our Hints and Tips Guide, below, has been produced with the help of our expert care and nursing staff and residents. The guide has been produced to help carers overcome some of the challenges in caring for blind and partially sighted older people, including those with other care needs. 

It includes advice on: 

  • Aids and equipment 
  • Eating and drinking
  • Mobility 
  • Communications 
  • Activities
  • Key sight loss conditions