It is Senior Driver Safety Awareness Week!

 

I’d like share some of the common resources I use.  I hope you will share them with your co-workers, clients and family members. 

Driving is a difficult subject for healthcare professionals, family members and community members. Or, should I say, the possibility of not driving.

I have learned a lot since working with seniors and their family members.  This week I will be sharing with you some of my lessons.  I would like to share a nice email I got from a family member today.  She has allowed me to share this.

Heather,

I wanted to take a minute to Thank You for your services with my mom.  My mom is in that part of her life where driving probably shouldn’t be happening.  It has taken several months of seeing her primary doctor and a neurologist to get to the point where we were introduced to you. I think my mom knew there was an issue with her memory but wasn’t totally convinced she shouldn’t be driving. She knew that even though this was a cost to her, she needed to know for sure.  We learned so much from your evaluation you did at her home with her family and I now understand more of what is going on with my mom.  I know it wasn’t easy for my mom to make the decision to stop driving but I do believe it was in her best interest and I think now she can move on to enjoy her life without this stress over her.

Thank you again for your kind and caring matter in how you handled my mom.

Terry

I would love to help make it easier for you to discuss driving with your clients and loved ones.  Please share your struggles and successes by responding in the blog comments.  I would love to answer any questions you may have.

Here are some of the helpful resources I use.  They are put out by AOTA .  My goal is to help make your job easier with this difficult topic.

Sincerely,
Heather Shields, OTR/L, CDRS, owner of Pathways Driving Rehab Services
phone 207-530-0307
fax 207-512-1044
info@pathwaysrehabservices.com
www.pathwaysrehabservices.com 

2016-12-08T14:39:44+00:00