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As our parents age, they have to get used to less freedom and more dependence. Giving up driving may be the most difficult freedom to forsake. It’s hard to give up what they may have been used to for years, such as driving to appointments, family gatherings, or lunches with friends, without depending on someone else. Yet, what happens if your mom’s driving results in her receiving a ticket, or, worse, gets her into an accident? The consequences of putting off this tough conversation about giving up the car keys can be dangerous.
When you have reason to believe that your mother is at risk of hurting herself or others, sit down and discuss the issue without delay. If she listens to you, a caregiver with Home Instead Senior Care can provide all the assistance needed to help her stay active, including transportation.
It can be tough to see a parent aging and ailing. It is harder to coax them to take a back seat on habits they have been used to for years. Here's how you can talk them into giving up the car keys:
It is hard to communicate your views and convince mom or dad to give up driving for good, unless they suffer from a medical condition such as Alzheimer’s or Dementia. Be ready to give them the help they need by checking on them often and offering to drive them when possible. A home care specialist can step in to help when you are unable to wheel them around. At Home Instead Senior Care Hamilton, we help elders with a variety of in-home care options and support. Our professional caregivers are highly trained and ready to help your loved one enjoy this season of life to the fullest.
Call us at (905) 521-5500 to schedule a no-obligation in-home consultation. Learn more about the compassionate, quality home care we deliver each day to families in the Hamilton area.