Senior Home Assistance for Residents in Memphis, TN
Comfort Keepers provides senior home assistance to elderly residents who no longer drive in Memphis, TN and the surrounding areas
It’s difficult to know when it’s time for a senior to stop driving, but if you have noticed that your senior loved one is having trouble stopping when they should, or if you are nervous to be in the car with them behind the wheel on roads like Covington Pike or Bill Morris Parkway, it might be time to have them hang up their keys. Comfort Keepers provides transportation as part of our senior home assistance services, which allows your senior loved one to continue to visit the places they love without having to drive themselves.
Our senior home assistance services will help seniors stay independent even after they give up driving. A caregiver will drive your senior loved one to the store, to the doctor, or to the beauty salon or barbershop. Our caregivers will also arrange transportation so your senior loved one can continue to attend social events and gatherings..
When It’s Time To Have The Talk
It’s never easy to talk with your loved one about whether or not they should be driving. The issue with knowing when to take away the keys is that it is often sudden and hard to notice. There might be incidents, close calls or violations that can signal a problem, but ultimately it’s hard to tell.
The decline in physical abilities is often what gets in the way for seniors.
- Arthritis can limit the full range of motion needed to drive, while lack of physical activity may delay responses.
- Vision loss is also a factor that negatively impacts driving. Aging often impairs peripheral vision and focus. Seniors are also more likely to get cataracts, glaucoma or other ocular diseases.
- Hearing loss also plays a large role, as one-third of seniors have hearing loss. This can affect the ability to hear horns, screeching tires, sirens, and other sounds that alert someone to potential danger.
- Side effects caused by medication can also impair driving, ranging from drowsiness to blurred vision. Some medications can even zap the focus of your loved one and leave them distracted on the road.
If you are worried about your senior parent who is still driving or would like to learn more about our senior home assistance services in Memphis, TN or the surrounding areas, please contact us online or call us today. We are here to help.