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 may have noticed that when your dad drives, he struggles to stay between the lines or stop as quickly at lights as he used to. Maybe you’re concerned about the new dents in your mother’s car. 

Any aging driver will experience changes in their vision, physical condition, and cognitive abilities, so it’s natural to be worried about their safety behind the wheel. If so, 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.

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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

Almost 40 million Americans suffer from some form of arthritis, a form of joint pain or stiffness that can make many daily tasks difficult and unpleasant, including driving. 

If pain in your hands, wrists, knees, hips, neck, back, or feet makes operating a vehicle difficult or impossible, it’s easy to feel like your independence, mobility, and freedom might be soon to follow. 

The good news is that there are many ways to take the pain out of driving and get you back on the road. In this article, we’ll touch on arthritis, the challenges that arise when you drive with joint pain, and some strategies to safely and confidently get behind the wheel.

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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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