In the eyes of a senior, taking away the car keys is more than a simple change in transportation. Those keys are a symbol of independence, freedom and strength, making many drivers reluctant to give them up. But, as seniors age, their eyesight, height and reaction time makes it more and more dangerous for them to get behind the wheel.
If you’re worried about a loved one driving, protecting them and the public by getting them off the road is a must. A gradual transition, rather than a harsh cut-off, can ease the psychological effects, and Sunny Days Pittsburgh senior care services can provide your loved ones with the transportation services they need to get from place to place. Before approaching your mom or dad with a demand that they hand over the keys, consider the ways in which you can smooth this transition.