Lecturing your teenagers about driving can be a real gut-wrencher. But what about when time turns the tables and you find yourself talking to your aging parents about THEIR driving? That can qualify as a Maalox moment that no one gleefully anticipates. However, the effects of normal aging, chronic health conditions and other issues can certainly impact a senior adult’s driving skills, and must be addressed.
Our Baton Rouge Home Instead’s Carla Brumfield, Director of Community Service, recently had the opportunity on local radio to introduce our “Let’s Talk About Driving” community education program. Hear her share some important points about “having the talk”:
Home Instead has developed a wonderful support site, letstalkaboutdriving.com. For those wondering about dementia and driving, read our blog post “Dementia and Driving Skills.” Our experts can speak to a group about tips and strategies for facing the dilemma of aging drivers as part of our free education program. Or, we can answer your individual questions–just call the Baton Rouge Home Instead franchise office at 225-819-8338. As with any aging-related concern, we’re here to help!