It may not be easy identifying your parent as one of those senior citizens who is aging in place yet in need of some home care services to make their life and yours easier. Neither one of you may want to admit to the fact that your parent is not as young as they once were and with aging comes change.
Prevent Car Accidents
For some, the changes are slow and not even noticeable until one day something happens, or almost happens, like a car accident. Yes, it’s called an accident because it was not planned, and the outcome was not intentional. However, accidents that are preventable may call for home care services.
Healthcare professionals will share with your mom or dad that stiffness in their neck, arms or legs may be causing them difficulty while driving that they may not recognize. Poor cognitive reasoning or diminishing eyesight are not the only reasons one should consider becoming a passenger instead of a driver.
But before suggesting or even abruptly making the decision to take mom or dad’s car keys away from them, it is best to consult with your loved one’s medical team to determine if this indeed the necessary step to take. If mom or dad’s driving record is questionable or appears to be putting them or others in harm’s way, taking a mature driver’s course may be the first step.
Transportation Services for Seniors
Professionals from home care services recommend keeping your loved one involved in these decisions. Having the assistance of home care services may encourage you and your parent to take stock of the real health issues that may lead to your mom or dad becoming a non-driver.
When working with Assisting Hands Home Care in Fort Myers, FL, our caregivers provide transportation services as part of our home care services. We take them to their doctor’s appointments, the grocery store, post office, family functions, and much more so you don’t have to worry about them driving.
We can also help with a number of other activities, like meal preparation, personal care, light housekeeping, and more. Our home care agency proudly serves Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, FL and the surrounding areas.
Please give us a call at (239) 221-6326 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your mom’s, dad’s, or other loved one’s needs and how we can help.