If the patient cannot stand at all, they’ll need to remain in the wheelchair or be lifted and placed into the car. Is the caregiver able to do that? And get the wheelchair loaded in and out of the car independently? It is not easy.….
We depend on medicines to help us be well and healthy. But as you probably know, many time the side affects of some medications can be quite unpleasant. When it comes to driving, extra precaution needs to be taken.
The ability to drive is a desired skill many seniors wish to keep as long as it is safe. This educational program will help them remain an independent and safe driver for as long as possible.
Moving about town with a senior can be a stressful experience. Many things can go wrong if your not properly prepared. This article will provide you with a few insights to make your outing enjoyable.
Consider the perspective of the senior who does not drive. If your loved one stopped driving, how can they get around to go shopping, and to go to doctor’s appointments, and social engagements? Who will help? Here are some ideas.
When it comes to driving, we depend on hearing to help us be aware of situations that arise out of normal driving environments. Things like honking horns, engine and mechanical noise, emergency vehicles and other sounds help inform us of the road activity around us.
As we age, we become more sensitive to bright sunlight and glare conditions. At the same time, driving at night becomes more difficult because we receive less light into our eyes.
The Mobility Crisis Threatening the Baby Boom Generation Imagine living in a place where there is no public transit system. No bus, no taxi, no train, no subway. No public passenger transport at all. Unimaginable? Not at all. The town where I live in….
Recently, I attended an AARP Driver Safety class. I learned a lot of current information about driving skills and handling situations on the road. Let’s see what you know about accidents and drivers who are over 55. The answers were discussed in my AARP Driver….
Part 2: Making the Decision Not to Drive In Part I, we mentioned some of the situations that cause a caregiver to doubt whether a family member is still a competent driver. Accidents or near misses, recklessness when driving, being forgetful about one’s destination or….