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Seniors and Driving

Elderly driver

Getting older comes with age-related physical and cognitive issues. One activity impacted by expected changes with aging is their ability to drive. Despite this, there is still an increase in licensed drivers over the age of 65 in the United States because it helps them stay mobile and independent. Unfortunately, CDC says more than 20 older adults are killed, and almost 700 are injured in vehicular accidents each day. With that said, it is critical to recognize the signs of an aging loved one who can no longer drive safely.

For this reason, caring.com has come up with a resource to help seniors and their families discuss this complex topic. They’ve outlined the warning signs to look for, tips on the best way to open the discussion, and transportation options for seniors.

You can view the guide here: https://www.caring.com/caregivers/senior-driving/.

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