Seniors and Safe Driving

Seniors and Safe Driving

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Is your older loved one safe to continue driving?

The question may arise as a result of a recent incident or diagnosis, a milestone birthday, or a general sense of discomfort with the thought of your senior behind the wheel. If the topic has come up, it’s probably time to consider an honest evaluation of skills and some potential adjustments. Assessing your loved one’s ability to continue driving requires both the senior and the caregiver to confront potentially diminishing capabilities. Recognize that the loss of independence and self-sufficiency afforded by driving can have emotional impacts and needs to be handled with sensitivity. Read more

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Autumn Maintenance Tips

Autumn Maintenance Tips

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Fall is an important time to prepare for the coming winter.  With many aging adults living alone, help may be needed to ensure a successful transition between summer and fall. Involve your loved one in the process.

Clothing

Early fall is a great time to swap/store seasonal clothes.  With the anticipation of colder weather, take an inventory of clothing.  Do you need to shop for some new warm clothes and socks?  Has there been a size change since last winter?  If new things are needed, write a list and plan a time to purchase. Read more

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