“I often find myself shifting the conversation from whether or not someone should continue driving to what is the end goal and how can we meet those needs. Sometimes the important thing for someone is to be able to see their spouse in Assisted Living each day. We can find ways to make that happen without that person driving.“Terri Cassidy, Health Promotion Partners & Fitness to Drive Program
In this Facebook Live Episode, we spoke with Terri Cassidy of Health Promotion Partners about the Fitness To Drive Program. As our parents’ age, we often notice things that they may not be willing to admit yet — such as the degradation of their driving capabilities. It’s difficult to have this conversation with them because it represents their freedom and independence.
Terri shares some ideas for how to begin talking about with your loved one, and what to watch out for that may mean it’s time to consider intervening with their driving, such as:
- Trouble with daily tasks
- Mysterious scrapes and dents 😬
- Disoriented driving – lost and confused
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Mavericks of Senior Living is sponsored by Serenity App, Inc. and Assured Assisted Living. This episode was produced by Katherine Wells and Francis LeGasse. You can subscribe to Mavericks for Senior Living on Apple Podcasts, Google Play or Stitcher. You can also find us on Twitter, Facebook, or via email at challenges@mavericksofseniorliving.
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