February 12, 2013
It’s a myth that all older drivers are less safe. In fact, they regularly wear seat belts, avoid driving in bad weather and during rush hour, and clock fewer miles than younger drivers. However, risk factors like medical conditions, medication usage and reduced physical function do increase the risk of accidents and injuries among older drivers.
Before having the difficult conversation about when an aging loved one should stop driving, consider some modifications that could make driving easier and safer for a senior.
This article from eCare Diary lists several simple car modifications and tips for safe driving that can help seniors maintain their reputation as safe drivers.
If you find your loved one needs assistance in transportation, senior home care in St. Louis provides services like transportation for your senior. To learn more or request an in-home consultation, get in touch with our experts in senior home care in St. Louis at Continuum at (314) 863-9912.