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Senior Home Care Services Professionals Warn That Driving May Not Be Safe For Your Senior

May 18, 2018 by Jim McNabb

If you are the main caregiver to your loved one, you probably do not want to be the one that has to take their keys from them. It may be difficult for you to do and you may feel as though your loved one’s independence is being taken from them. While this is a difficult time, senior home care services professionals recommend it, especially when your loved one is a danger to himself or herself or when he or she may be involved in an accident on the road.

Before you intervene, you want to make sure you know that your loved one’s driving habits are diminishing and to do this, our senior home care services team has presented some recommendations to help you assess the situation. Remember, you do want to make sure that you monitor your loved one closely to prevent any type of serious accident.

  • Your loved one’s senior home care services provider does recommend that you go on a couple of drives with your loved one to ensure that he or she does not become weary, tired, or frustrated while driving. These are indications that it may not be safe for him or her to drive any more
  • Have you started to notice any questionable driving habits? Also check for damage on your loved one’s vehicle that was not there before
  • Is your loved one aware of the environment they are driving in? Sometimes, seniors will become lost or they may struggle to find their location, which could mean that you need to step in
  • Have you noticed that your loved one’s reaction time is slower than it used to be? Maybe you notice that they fail to stop or yield

Comfort Keepers senior home care services are designed to help assist you and your loved one. Our team will work with you to make sure that your loved one is able to continue to drive safely. 

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