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Rules of the Road: Keeping Older Adults Safe Behind the Wheel

OMAHA, Neb., July 29, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- During the summer months, vacations, construction and increased traffic can make driving more stressful, especially for older adults. In fact, according to AARP's 2018 Home and Community Preference survey, nearly 90% of aging adults drive themselves. Though many adults 70 and older are able to drive safely, it is important to continually assess driving skills and recognize changes that could put them or other family members at risk.

"Driving can often be considered one of the last symbols of independence for older adults," said Lakelyn Hogan, gerontologist and caregiver advocate at Home Instead Senior Care. "The keys to keeping older drivers safe and independent are to continually assess a loved one's abilities, communicate concerns and plan ways to transition driving practices, if needed."

To help ensure safety on the road, Home Instead Senior Care recommends the following tips:

For additional tips on safe driving practices for seniors or starting the conversation about driving, visit caregiverstress.com.

Founded in 1994 in Omaha, Nebraska, the Home Instead Senior Care® franchise network provides personalized care, support and education to enhance the lives of aging adults and their families. Today, the network is the world's leading provider of in-home care services for seniors, with more than 1,200 independently owned and operated franchises that provide more than 80 million hours of care annually throughout the United States and 11 other countries. Local Home Instead Senior Care offices employ approximately 90,000 CAREGiversSM worldwide who provide basic support services that enable seniors to live safely and comfortably in their own homes for as long as possible. Home Instead Senior Care franchise owners partner with clients and their family members to help meet varied individual needs. Services span the care continuum ? from providing personal care to specialized Alzheimer's care and hospice support. Also available are family caregiver education and support resources.

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SOURCE Home Instead Senior Care

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