Next in our series of Understanding Seniors – how do you handle the situation when the senior no longer should be driving? To the senior, it could represent a serious loss of independence. So the important conversation has to be handled with empathy. Do some homework on transportation alternatives, so you can deal with both the problem and the solution in one chat.
Personal injury lawyers will tell you that auto accidents involving senior drivers are all too common. So the issue should not be ignored.
At Community Homes we have a mix of drivers and non-drivers residing in our Terrace Properties. Many of them are good neighbors to each other. Our advice – keep your eye on the driving skills of the senior in your life. If you are faced with the tough conversation, don’t put it off. But be sensitive to the “loss of independence” issue when you do.