Older Driver Safety Awareness Week is December 3-7
The American Occupational Therapy Association’s (AOTA) Older Driver Safety Awareness Week is December 3–7, 2018. The aim is to promote understanding of the importance of mobility and transportation to ensuring older adults remain active in the community—shopping, working or volunteering—with the confidence that transportation will not be the barrier to strand them at home.
Are you an older driver who wants help assessing your continued driver’s fitness? Generation Care is proud to offer a comprehensive Drive Safe Assessment program designed with you in mind.
Drive Safe Assessments at Generation Care
Evaluates a person’s driving fitness and the building block skills needed to maintain safety and independence while driving.
Assesses how driving fits into the big picture of maintaining independent engagement in the community and maintaining independence in the home.
Educates on outcomes, the potential for rehabilitation of skills and resources in the community.
Refers to any additional services that can be beneficial in keeping someone safe and independent.
Develops a plan and methods for coping with driving cessation if needed.
The Drive Safe assessment includes a 1-hour session full of evaluation and assessments of physical, visual and cognitive skills in the clinic and a follow-up visit to discuss outcomes and to develop a plan with the therapist.
For more information about Drive Safe Assessments, please get in touch with Generation Care Occupational Therapist, Shannon Davis, OTR/ L. Or call any one of our clinics and we will point you in the right direction.