Adult children are often concerned about their elderly parent’s driving abilities, but opening the subject can be difficult. Yet, elders are more likely to have vision or hearing issues, slower reactions, and health concerns that make driving difficult. Seeing these changes will assist you in identifying issues with their driving. Heritage Home Care provides some clear indicators that your parent should cease driving.
- Their Vehicle Has Fresh Dents and Scrapes
Examining your parents’ car is an excellent place to start. If possible, find out if their auto insurance premiums have changed or if they’ve had any traffic citations or warnings.
- Their Driving Habits Have Changed
Are they, for example, ignoring stop signs when they used to always come to a complete stop? Or do they now switch lanes without looking in their blind spot?
- They’re Straining Their Eyes to See
The ability to see well is critical for safe driving. If your parent suffers from macular degeneration or glaucoma, they will not be safe behind the wheel, no matter what they claim. A professional caregiver in Arizona can transport your parents to their desired destination while providing them and you with peace of mind.
- Driving is Now Stressful, Perplexing, or Exhausting
Driving can become exhausting if your parent works hard to compensate for health limitations. They may also exhibit the following signs: perplexity, rage, or being easily distracted. Through our transportation services in our assisted living homes, we can help you address this.
With a risky activity like driving, it’s better to be proactive. Your parents can still enjoy the outdoors and visit their favorite locations with home care in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Hire our caregivers today; they will assist with transportation and provide the companionship your loved one needs.