When you know that your loved one shouldn’t be driving, call the VNA for help.
You can’t always be there to drive your loved one to appointments or do errands. But we can. Our professional caregivers can safely get your loved to where they need to go. The VNA’s Private Care senior transportation services will give your aging family members the freedom they need and the peace of mind that you deserve. Our professional caregivers will drive your loved one to appointments or accompany them while they accomplish their routine errands.
Benefits of transportation service
If your loved one suffers from a chronic illness, impaired vision, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, then he or she can benefit from transportation services. Our professional caregivers can assist your loved one with:
- Transportation to physician and other appointments
- Running around-the-town errands
- Going to the grocery store
- Taking them to their social engagements
When is it the right time to take the keys away?
Having the discussion of when your aging parent should stop driving can be difficult. But when you start to become uncomfortable with the idea that your loved one is on the road, it’s important to approach the subject with empathy and understanding. There are wonderful resources available to help prepare you through this conversation. Here are some tips to help facilitate this important conversation:
- Plan ahead. Give yourself enough time to know when and where you want to have the driving conversation. Be sure to have a list of resources available to reference so your aging parent or loved one will feel supported.
- Don’t open too strong. When bringing up the topic of driving, use calm and soothing tones to avoid your loved one feeling defensive.
- Find out if there is more going on. Perhaps transportation assistance isn’t the only thing that your loved one would appreciate. Ask if there are any other ways to increase quality of life for your loved one.