April 20, 2007
Health Tip: When the Elderly Should Stop Driving
How to discuss the issue with a loved one
(HealthDay News) -- When you begin to notice the inevitable signs that an elderly loved one should no longer drive, Helpguide.org from Rotary International offers these suggestions on how to discuss this sensitive issue:
- Tell the person that you are concerned for his or her safety, as well as the safety of others.
- Mention other transportation options, so the person doesn't feel trapped at home.
- Talk about how much money can be saved in gas and maintenance by no longer driving.
- Offer to take the person to regular appointments, the grocery store, and other errands.