We all know that elderly man or woman that should not be driving any longer but how do you approach that conversation? Families can be often divided over the issue of mom or dad's ability to drive. Why not bring in a third party, with no emotional connection to your family's history, to help ease the stress. Better yet, a person that is trained and certified by a state highway patrolman.
We are very proud to be a certified member of the Beyond Driving with Dignity Professional team. This program is designed to assist families in determining the level of safety involved in their loved ones’ driving abilities.
The idea of no longer driving can be met with reluctance and defensiveness concerning loss of independence, personal freedom, emotional dignity and family status. It can also be very trying for the adult children, causing concern regarding safety and financial risks as well as responsibility for transportation and personal needs. Establishing and agreeing on appropriate driving practices for seniors can be a great challenge in any family.
We make this as easy as possible by coming to you. A test is administered to determine reaction times, driver safety knowledge, memory, and general cognitive skills. As long as there is a passing grade, your loved one gets to prove their skills on the road with our professional. No simulations and no assumptions.
If you drive and you are aging, have an aging member of your household who drives or know someone whose family is in need of this resource, please feel free to contact us any time.
This program has been recognized by the NY Times, the Kiplinger Retirement Report, the Canadian Medical Association Journal,The Huffington Post, NPR, the National Institute on Aging’s Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center, and NBC News. For more information on Keeping Us Safe visit: www.keepingussafe.org
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