Driving Safety

Who It’s For

Driving Safety

Who It’s For

Comprehensive Driving Evaluation – Who It’s For

Who needs a driving evaluation?

There are many reasons for having a Driving Evaluation.

Most people needing a Driving Evaluation are elderly/senior citizens who have had apparent physical status changes, such as a stroke, head injury, arthritis, or an amputation.

Any of these problems can limit the mobility to perform specific tasks required for driving.

Illnesses associated with diabetes, cancer, kidney failure, poor vision, and other health-related problems can cause a loss of strength or endurance.

Sadly, some people have progressive diseases, such as dementia, Parkinson’s, or Multiple Sclerosis, that will cause a steady decline in their health status.

“But I don’t have any of those issues!”

“I need to look both ways – twice – before I pull onto the main street.”

“I know I was in the wrong lane to turn that one time…”

“My depth perception isn’t what it used to be; that’s why I clipped that mailbox.”

The need for a Driving Evaluation may be as simple as getting older and not functioning as well as you used to perform in your earlier years!

Don’t let age be the deciding factor!

Aging is a natural process that we all experience. Part of this process means that the physical and mental quickness we had earlier in our life has changed. However, aging does not mean giving up total independence like that associated with driving.

As an Occupational Therapist with extensive training in evaluating driving skills in older adults, I can help you potentially regain or retain the ability to drive.

We can develop methods through evaluation that will help you overcome some of the physical and mental limitations that make some driving skills more challenging .

Let’s evaluate how well you function behind the wheel! Contact me today at (701) 330-4445.