Many know that occupational therapists help with driving rehab, but how about driving retirement? It is a HUGE shift to go from driving to not driving and what is our role in preparing our patients with this transition? The more we can help our patients explore alternative options, the easier it will be for them in the future.
Terri Cassidy OTD, OTR/L, Certified Driving Rehab Specialist, discusses what this looks like, as well as how we can work on these goals for our patients to maintain as much independence in community mobility as possible!
Resources from the show:
We Need to Talk: Family Conversations with Older Drivers – “This guidebook gives families easy-to-use, practical information to help them plan ahead and initiate productive and caring conversations with older adults about driving safely.”
At the Crossroads: Family Conversations About Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia & Drive – “helps families determine when it’s time for loved ones with dementia to stop driving and helps them cope with driving cessation.”
GoGoGrandparent website for on demand transportation companies like Lyft into services that help families take better care of older adults.
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