Home Instead Senior Care network is launching a new public education program to offer free resources and tips to help families talk to their aging parents and grandparents about driving.
The program, Let’s Talk About DrivingSM, is available at www.LetsTalkAboutDriving.com. Its inception came out of a survey conducted by Home Instead Inc. that found 95 percent of the surveyed seniors had not talked to their loved ones about driving, though nearly one-third said a recommendation from family or friends that they transition from driving would make them reconsider driving.
Resources include an interactive Safe Driving Planner to help families assess their senior loved one’s driving habits and provide tools to help older adults drive safely, consider options for driving reduction or cessation, and identify alternative transportation options.
Family caregivers can look for several potential warning signs that their senior may be losing the confidence or ability to drive, such as unexplained dents, trouble turning to see when backing up, increased agitation while driving, and riding the brake.
For more information, go to www.homeinstead.com/state/.