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 Vision Challenges

Posted by Joan Cramer on Sep 24, 2019 7:16:21 AM

Vision is the most important sense when driving, so it makes sense that vision challenges would increase your risk on the road. However, the onset of vision challenges — whether new or progressive — do not mean that you’ll lose your independence, mobility, and freedom. 

In this article, we’ll touch on the types of vision challenges and how they can affect your ability to drive

Then, we’ll touch on some steps that you can take to overcome vision challenges behind the wheel, and how working with a driving specialist can help you stay as mobile and independent as possible.

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Topics: driver rehab, medical driving, vision

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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