Caseworkers assess the needs of the client in their home and work with them to develop a personalized plan to help them adjust to living with vision loss. This may include in-home assistance to write checks to pay bills or make the kitchen safer by putting raised dots on stove controls to mark gradations of temperature. Clients may also be referred to the PA Bureau of Blindness & Visual Services for orientation and mobility training and rehabilitation training with certified professionals.
Clients are also encouraged to take advantage of lifeskills education programs on various topics such as home safety, dressing appropriately or learning to cook which are offered to provide training to enhance independence. They may also chose to join agency-sponsored socialization activities or recreational activities such bowling, the weekly walking program at the Lehigh Valley Mall, annual fishing trips and picnics or trips to cultural events.
Each client receives the Activities Bulletin, the bimonthly client newsletter in either large print, audio, digital or Braille formats plus the bulletin can also be accessed on our website. Clients are also encouraged to access the various free services offered by the regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.