When it comes to confronting our children about safe driving, many of us have no reservations. But with older adults, like parents, it's not so easy. In fact, in a recent survey, while nearly one-third (31 percent) of people 70 and older who were still driving said that a recommendation from family or friends may make them reconsider whether they should, most of these older adults (95 percent) have not had these conversations.
Part of the problem is that people feel guilty about limiting their loved one's independence, or uncomfortable with the child-parent role reversal. In order to help get these conversations started and offer resources for families dealing with this issue, Home Instead Senior Care has recently developed Let's Talk About Driving.
Let's Talk About Driving is a comprehensive program that helps older people and their families recognize the warning signs of when it's no longer safe for a person to be on the road, and offers tips and support for easing the transition.
In this video, our colleague, Amy Huddleston, who owns the Home Instead in Granville, Ohio, talks to the Hallmark Channel about the program, and you can also learn more about it here.
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