Many people equate aging with the loss in ability to drive. That is far from the case if you understand the problems that might hinder one’s ability to drive, then correct it by changing the way you operate the vehicle. So the following are a few tips from HelpGuide.org to help seniors and elderly continue their independence and drive around safely.
The number one concern is the loss in physical ability due to aging. This can range from joint pains, vision impairment, to slower reaction time. If pain and stiffness is bothering you, recognize that it might take you a bit longer to look over the shoulder to change lane. In addition, moving your foot from the gas to brake pedal might also take longer than normal, so think ahead about braking to avoid rear ending the car in front. If your aging father is a car enthusiast, and many of them enjoy driving a manual transmission vehicle, those days might need to change. Choosing a car with automatic transmission, power steering, and other assist can definitely help those with slower reaction time as a result of aging. Lastly, drive defensively and understand your limitations when it comes to driving.
A-1 Home Care in Altadena offers caregivers like Sarah Fnu and Audrey Morales who are able to provide safe transportation if your elderly love one is not able to drive themselves. Whether it is to a community center, medical appointment, shopping, or other events, our caregivers can safely drive them to their destinations. In addition to driving, our caregivers have the skills and experience to provide Parkinson Care, Arthritis Care, Alzheimer Care, After Surgery Care, Hospice Care, or other Elder Care services, giving you flexibility in finding the most compatible caregiver you can hope for. Area of service should not be a problem either, as we operate all over Los Angeles and Orange County, including the cities of Altadena, Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Arcadia, San Marino, Temple City, Monrovia, Rosemead, La Canada, Burbank, and more.
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