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In Home Supportive Services Can Aid Seniors With Driving

Aug 10, 2017 by Sherry James

As we start to age, our driving abilities can fall wayside, especially if you experience any vision problems or have trouble with balance. With in home supportive services, your loved one will be able to get the transportation they need without the worry that they are behind the wheel. While services are designed to help your loved one, they may want to continue to drive, so that they do not feel like they lost their independence. If your loved one is still able to safely drive, consider the following driving tips:

  1. Avoid driving at night, especially since visibility is low
  2. Stop with adequate room between you and the car in front of you
  3. Try to avoid driving during high traffic times
  4. An automatic transmission is generally best for seniors, especially those who have arthritis
  5. Keep noise such as the radio, cellphone use, and conversations with passengers limited to ensure complete concentration
  6. If you feel sick or have taken medication, do not drive
  7. Have regular hearing and vision tests performed
  8. If you feel something is wrong, pull over in a safe place

If you are not comfortable with your loved one behind the wheel or your loved one has lost their driving ability, in home supportive services are available to transport them to and from their appointments and around town. This way, your loved one can still get out of the house, but you do not have to fear for their safety.

If you would like to discuss our in home supportive services in Cape Girardeau, call Comfort Keepers today. We provide in home care services to senior patients and will customize a plan that will ensure your loved one is safe at all times. 

Comfort Keepers of Cape Girardeau, MO provides in home supportive services to support seniors and their families in the following communities throughout Bollinger County, Cape Girardeau County, Perry County, Saint Genevieve County, Scott County & Stoddard County:

Advance, Arnsberg, Bernie, Bloomsdale, Cape Girardeau, Chaffee, Coldwater, Dexter, East Prairie, Farmington, Fredericktown, Jackson, Junction City, Lilbourn, Malden, Marble Hill, Patton, Perryville, Pocahontas, Poplar Bluff, Saint Mary, Scott City, Set. Genevieve, Sikeston, and Wappapello

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