December 14th, 2012
It can be a very difficult transition when seniors must relinquish their car keys, particularly if they are living alone. Letting go of their personal transportation can signify a loss of their independence. If they have been getting disoriented and lost when driving in familiar territory, or they have lost the ability to accurately judge distance and speed, it may be necessary for the seniors to stop driving for their safety and the safety of others. Home Care Aides can provide valuable transportation services that keep those seniors from feeling trapped and isolated. The aides can drive their senior clients to medical appointments, social gatherings, shopping, and wherever else the seniors may need or wish to go. It is a very hard conversation to have with a loved one and having the support of other family members is crucial.