When people age, some everyday tasks that were once easy become dangerous for them to perform. The riskiest one is driving. It is common for senior citizens to have vision problems and slow reaction time, and both are very problematic when it comes to driving.
However, figuring out when your elderly family members should stop driving can be difficult, but it’s crucial to stop them from driving before they hurt themselves or others by causing an accident.
If you find that your family member regularly loses keys, gets lost while driving, runs out of fuel, or is fined with parking tickets or traffic violations, then it is time that they no longer drive. You need to have a conversation with your loved one about how they need to quit driving.
However, you may find that some senior citizens won’t want to quit driving, as they may feel like their freedom is being taken away.
That said, prior to speaking with your loved one about giving up driving, it is important you figure out an alternative option that lets them keep some sort of independence.
At Assisting Hands Home Care – Chicago, we provide senior transportation and errand services for senior citizens in Downers Grove, IL who are no longer able or allowed to drive.
Our caregivers can run important errands such as shopping for groceries and drive your loved one to family events and medical appointments.
By providing senior transportation service, we are able to help your elderly family members maintain a portion of their independence without having to do the driving themselves. If necessary, we are able to handle wheelchair transportation as well.
We cater to your particular needs by deciding upon a transportation and errands schedule developed in collaboration with you and your loved ones. If your elderly family member prefers to stay home, we can run errands on our own.
We cover the following services when providing our errand and transportation services:
- General transportation assistance
- Grocery shopping
- Home delivery
- Mail organization and delivery
- Non-emergency medical transportation
- Prescription pick-ups
- Wheelchair transportation
When senior citizens give up driving, it is more than just that. They have also given up their ability to easily transport themselves, run errands on their own, and go wherever they want or need to go to. But with our senior transportation services, we can ensure your loved ones are still able to make events such as:
- Doctor appointments
- Family gatherings
- Recreational activities
- Religious ceremonies
- Social events
One of the benefits of being able to drive is having some independence to go wherever to do whatever. So, once a senior citizen stops driving, he/she loses some freedom.
Our senior errand and transportation services provide seniors who no longer drive an opportunity to regain some of that freedom. You can trust our care professionals to drive and even assist in activities like loading groceries.