Give Up Driving?

by Lois Etienne on February 10, 2012

in Alzheimer's and Dementia,Lifestyle,Senior Health and Safety

Nearly 90 percent of seniors say they want to stay in their home. Doing so gives them a wonderful sense of continued independence. The issue of seniors and driving is a controversial one. No single senior is the same when it comes to how long he or she can safely continue to drive. State laws vary on the topic and each senior must be evaluated on an individual basis.

Ride with your loved one to see how they’re doing. Check the exterior for any fresh dings. But they could be driving fine. 

Insurance research tells us that seniors may be an increasing percentage in our demographics but their percentage of fatal crashes has declined by 37 percent! Thoughts range from more awareness, driving classes for seniors, stronger rules in many states and seniors giving up their licenses voluntarily.

It’s never an easy decision but Home Instead Senior Care can help with transportation needs of those older adults who must give up their driver’s licenses. Imagine getting to be chauffeured the rest of your life…well, it sounds good to begin with. Ha!

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