Many of us worry about the safety of our parents or other aging relatives when they are driving.
Some of us refuse to get in a car with an aging relative for our own safety! Is driving ability related to age? Are there some illnesses or disabilities that limit our ability to drive safely? Susan Sofer, occupational therapist, discusses driving capacity and how it is evaluated and provides examples of high risk behaviours that should be of a concern to family members. Susan offers tips on how to discuss your concerns with your aging relatives and resources for intervention are provided. For more information you can contact Susan Sofer at www.actdriving.com.
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Stephanie Erickson is a clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience as a geriatric social worker. Her primary area of practice focuses on…
Stephanie Erickson is a clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience as a geriatric social worker. Her primary area of practice focuses on Dementia and decision-making capacity. She works with seniors living autonomously, in care facilities, in acute care at the hospital, and who are living with family. Stephanie also provides training and consultation to families, the Alzheimer’s Society, community groups, financial and legal institutions and at professional conferences. She hosts her own weekly podcast called Caregivers’ Circle. She founded Erickson Resource Group which offers holistic services to seniors and their families. Check out her free guide to initiating conversations with aging relatives.