Daily Living Skills

Independent Living Skills Training

The Lighthouse provides instruction on how to accomplish the many tasks of daily living, safely and independently, with little or no vision. Our rehabilitation staff teaches adaptive skills for cooking, sewing, communication, organizing information, managing medications, personal grooming, and handling finances. With this help, hundreds of people each year are able to maintain their dignity, independence, and quality of life despite vision loss.

Daily living skills instruction includes:

Personal management: Money identification, eating skills (cutting food, buttering bread, identifying food on a plate, etc.), makeup application, clothing identification, applying toothpaste to toothbrush, writing checks, balancing a checkbook and more.

Home management: Meal preparation, chopping, slicing, peeling, pouring, stirring, measuring, oven and stove safety, sewing, threading a needle, laundry, housekeeping and more.

Communication: Techniques for using a phone , handwriting, developing an address book, braille, and more.

A woman uses an audio labeling device to create a label for a can of food