Stop Driving – Taking Away the Keys – How to Talk to an Elder
Thirty-six percent of adult children polled by the Web site Caring.com and the National Safety Council said that talking to their parents about the need to stop driving would be harder than discussing funeral plans (29 percent) or selling the family home (18 percent). In this Smilecast taken from my appearance on the Charlotte Today Show, we talk about the issue of senior driving, knowing the signs for when to have a talk about stopping, and interim things you can do to help everyone ease into the conversation.
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This is a very important issue to address. For some people this could be their last form of independence, it is important that you approach this situation appropriately. Enjoy listening to your podcasts, keep up the good work!
Thanks John. You are absolutely correct. That is why some of the solutions I offered on the Charlotte Today program are ways to keep the sense of belonging to the car even if you can no longer drive it.