Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Scrutiny of older drivers may cut deaths but loss of independence can be painful

Scrutiny of older drivers may cut deaths but loss of independence can be painful: "My family's dilemma -- whether and how to intervene when a potentially dangerous elderly driver, often a parent, refuses to hang up the keys -- 'is happening all across the United States in families up and down the streets every day,' said Elinor Ginzler, a senior vice president of AARP. 'It's a huge issue.'"
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1 comment:

Matt Gurwell said...

Keeping Us Safe has developed the "Enhanced Self-Assessment Program" for senior drivers.

This individualized program has been designed to serve as a valuable tool in helping older drivers (and their families) make appropriate decisions regarding the future of ones safe driving career.

If the individual is a safe driver, we provide him or her with strategies on how to remain a safe driver as they progress through the aging process.

If driving retirement is the appropriate decision, then we provide the individual (and their family) with acceptable alternatives, resources and a very specific plan to ensure a smooth and successful transition from the drivers seat to the passenger seat.

We also offer two separate presentations for your group or organization:

- A Safe Drive Through the Aging Process, and
- Adults with Aging Parent Drivers

Please visit our website www.keepingussafe.org or call toll-free 877-907-8841 to learn more about our exciting and unique programs for senior drivers AND their respective families. We can help!

Matt Gurwell
Founder & CEO
Keeping Us Safe
Twitter: @keepingussafe