Medical Driving Evaluations

How Do I Talk To My Aging Loved One About Their Driving?

Posted by Joan Cramer on Feb 20, 2020 11:34:10 AM

You have noticed that when your dad drives, he struggles to stay between the lines or stop as quickly at lights as he used to. Or maybe you are concerned about the new dents on your mother’s car. As he or she has aged, your loved one has experienced changes in their vision, physical condition, and cognitive abilities, and you are worried about their safety behind the wheel. It may be time to sit down with your elderly friend or family member and have a serious discussion about the future of their driving, but this can be a very difficult conversation. Before you launch into it, it is important to prepare. The first step is to have a good understanding of why your loved one is having difficulties driving.

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Topics: aging, health, elderly, memory loss, alzheimers, driver rehab, driving evaluations, medical, arthritis, vision, adaptive driving, anxiety

Driving with Arthritis

Posted by Joan Cramer on Sep 4, 2019 4:55:29 PM

Sore, aching, throbbing joints are no fun. For almost 40 million Americans with some form of arthritis, this can be a torturous daily occurrence.  Pain in your hands, wrists, knees, hips, neck, back, or feet can make simple tasks like driving seem daunting. As operating a vehicle becomes too uncomfortable to do, you may feel your independence slipping away, and you may worry that you won’t be able to get to work, care for your family, or keep participating in life with others. Fortunately, in most cases, there are ways you can modify your lifestyle and your car to take the pain out of driving and get you back on the road.

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Topics: driver rehab, medical, medical driving, arthritis

Driving is Important

We Are Here to Keep You Safe Behind the Wheel

Our Driver Rehabilitation program works with patients whose change in health may affect their ability to safely drive. We have a team of Certified Driving Rehab Specialists that will work with patients on evaluating your driving abilities. We also have a team of professional instructors to help you gain or regain the skills you need to drive. We created this blog to talk about the various diagnoses we experience and how they may affect your experience behind the wheel. 

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