Is Driving Cessation a Risk Factor for Long-Term Care?

Olivia has always enjoyed driving. She loves the wind in her hair as she drives on Main Street with the top down on her convertible, a retirement present she bought for herself. She enjoys the independence she feels when she gets … [Read more...]

Will Getting a REAL ID be a REAL problem for Seniors Who Can’t Make it to the DMV?

Q. My mother is 73, lives in Virginia and doesn’t have any immediate travel plans, but her driver’s license has expired. She is housebound for the most part due to physical ailments and doesn’t drive. I have been hearing a lot … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: How Can You Get a Professional Evaluation of a Senior Loved One’s Driving?

Dear Hayek, My mother and I are concerned about my father's ability to continue driving. He is confident, however, that he should still be on the road. He even offered to be evaluated by a professional. How do you go about … [Read more...]

CarFit Can Help Keep Seniors Safe on the Road Longer

Q. My father has had Parkinson’s for five years now. He is a little shaky and is starting to experience some of the mobility and speech problems that are typical as the disease progresses. His mind is as sharp as ever, though, and … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Adaptive Equipment Can Increase Driver Safety

Dear Angel, My sister loves to drive her Mini Cooper with the roof down when the weather is nice outside. She has some physical ailments that I feel make it unsafe for her to drive, though. This makes me worry when she is on … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Take my Guns and my Home, but NOT MY CAR KEYS

Dear Bebe, When my father reached his 75th birthday, he had made quite a few concessions to age. He willingly gave up his guns and hunting, a passion he had since his childhood. He no longer mowed his own yard or cleaned his … [Read more...]

When is it Time to Hang Up the Keys?

With years of experience behind the wheel, senior drivers are among the safest on the road. However, skills and abilities required for safe driving — such as vision, memory, physical strength, reaction time, and flexibility — may … [Read more...]

Stricter Law for Mature Drivers Goes into Effect in VA on New Years

As we age, specific abilities needed to drive safely — such as vision, memory, physical strength, reaction time, and flexibility — may decline. Although some seniors are among the safest drivers on the road, those driving with … [Read more...]