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When Should a Person Stop Driving?

Posted by Team Decographic in caregiver stress, caregiving tips, elderly care | 0 comments

13.12.21

Is It Time For Your Senior Loved One to Stop Driving?

While getting older doesn’t automatically mean that you should stop getting behind the wheel, signs of aging such as cognitive and physical decline can make operating a motor vehicle more dangerous to yourself and others. Slow reflexes and deteriorating vision can make driving dangerous, but we understand having that conversation with an elderly loved one can feel fraught. That’s why Advancare provides services such as incidental transportation in the Miami area; beyond in-home care, it still allows seniors to maintain a social life and keep their appointments. Below, you’ll find a brief overview of how to know that a senior is too old to drive and how to stop an elderly parent from driving.

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How Do You Know If You’re Too Old to Drive?

Though there is no one indication that it is time to stop driving, there are certain signs that can be observed that it’s no longer safe for your senior to drive. If you notice any of the following indicators, you should attempt to convince a loved one in their golden years to give up their driving privileges.

  • Getting confused by traffic signals
  • Stopping at green lights when there is no stop sign
  • Getting lost and calling a family member for directions
  • Hearing from friends and acquaintances who are concerned about your loved one’s driving
  • Having accidents or side-swiping other cars while parking
  • Running stop signs or red lights
  • Other drivers honk at you

In addition to the above signs, certain medical conditions can inhibit one’s ability to drive:

  • Stroke
  • Dementia
  • Problems with hearing or vision
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes

How to Stop an Elderly Parent From Driving

One of the most common questions that our senior care professionals receive from family members is surrounding how they can prevent elderly parents from driving. For an elderly person, giving up their driving privileges is often a difficult thing to do because it means losing independence. When you have concerns about a loved one’s driving, one option is to request a driving evaluation at a rehabilitation center, driving school, or state licensing agency.

If an older adult is adamant about not wanting to give up their licenses, sometimes family members need to take action on their own. This can mean disabling the car or taking it away.

Incidental Transportation in the Miami-Dade Area

One way to make the car-less life easier for seniors is to hire an in-home caregiving service that provides errand service in and around Miami, or simple incidental transportation. Though we are not a taxi service, the incidental transportation service offered by Advancare can help your loved one get to important activities. Say your loved one’s friend calls them to meet for lunch, but they are homebound and cannot drive. In this case, they would simply call up our company and we would send one of our caregivers to take them.

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To learn more about our incidental transportation services, reach out to Advancare at 305-441-9794.

Tips on Long Distance Care

Posted by advancare in caregiver stress, caregiving, caregiving tips, depression, elderly care, home care, Senior Health | 0 comments

16.05.16

Tips for Long Distance Senior Care

Caring for far away loved ones can be quite the challenge. If you live far away from someone that you care about and they need constant attention, then check out some of these helpful long distance senior care tips. It is always important to understand how your loved one may feel about being cared for from a distance. The most crucial thing you can do is put yourself in their shoes and take into account how they feel about the situation. Your life will be affected, but theirs will be affected even more than yours. Always keep this in mind, even when caring from someone close by. These things are not always easy to deal with and it is important to remember what matters most to you and your loved one: being there for each other and loving one another.

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Alzheimer’s and Dementia: The Facts

Posted by advancare in Alzheimer's Disease, caregiving, caregiving tips, Dementia, depression, elderly care, home care, mental health, Senior Health | 0 comments

10.05.16

Understanding the Difference – Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Alzheimer’s is a degenerative disease of the brain. It is the leading cause of dementia, which is a term for a group of symptoms including memory loss, impaired judgment, loss of language, and reduced motor skills. There is currently no known cure for Alzheimer’s disease.

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Time Management and You

Posted by advancare in Alzheimer's Disease, caregiver stress, caregiving, caregiving tips, depression, home care, mental health, Senior Health | 0 comments

02.05.16

When our brains age, it may become tougher to remember things that you easily used to remember. To prevent this, there are many different things you can do to both strengthen your memory and improve your time management skills. Check out our previous post that focused on improving your mental health from a couple of weeks ago for some tips on how to keep your memory sharp. This week’s post focuses on time management and what you can do to improve it while bettering yourself.

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New Advancements in Alzheimer’s Treatment

Posted by advancare in Alzheimer's Disease, caregiving, caregiving tips, Dementia, elderly care, health innovations, home care, injury recovery, mental health, Senior Health | 0 comments

25.04.16

There are many new advancements in the medical field every single day. Many of these advancements are extremely surprising to a lot of people. It can be quite exciting when someone finds a possible treatment that is not only effective, but also easy to obtain and relatively cheap. That is exactly what happened to Dr. Mary Newport and her husband, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

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Private Duty Nurse

Posted by advancare in Senior Health | 0 comments

05.06.14

Private Duty Nurses

Many people bear the responsibility of taking care of their aging family members. However, caring for a sick family member is not easy. It can get very stressful at times. Some people neglect their own needs so that they can take care of their family members.

When many people decide that they can no longer handle the stresses of caring for aging family members, they decide to put their family members in the nursing home. However, there is another option. If you have an aging loved one who requires regular medical care, then you should consider hiring a private duty nurse. Private duty nursing allows people to get the care that they need but still remain inside of their home.

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In Home Care Services for Seniors

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