What’s Inside The Driving Retirement Roadmap
This driving retirement guide is written with the caregiver in mind. Use this guide side-by-side with a caregiver who is struggling to navigate the stopping driving process with their loved one.
Here's an overview of the themes inside this 10 section guide.
1. Tips for Driving Safely for as Long as Possible
When older adults stop driving, they're at an increased risk for depression, cognitive decline, and health problems. That's why it's important to help your older adults remain driving safely for as long as possible. The resources in this section have been proven to help your older loved one remain driving safely.
- Learn about the emotional, physical, and cognitive toll on older adults when they stop driving
- Get access to 11 must know resources for keeping older adults driving safely for as long as possible.
2. Create a Driving Retirement Plan
Just as we make plans to retire from work, it helps to have a plan to retire from stopping driving as well. Starting the conversation about driving retirement and planning for it can help to create a seamless transition from driving to stopping driving.
Get step-by-step guides to navigate some of the most complicated situations:
- The Warning Signs Checklist will help you assess if an older adult needs to change their driving habits.
- Strategies for having the conversation about stopping driving without arguments or power struggles
- Guide for crafting a driving retirement plan to set older adults up for success in stopping driving, based on their own wishes and resources.
3. Remain Independent After Stopping Driving
Staying independent reduces the risk of depression, cognitive decline, and physical decline. This also benefits caregivers- 78% of family caregivers provide transportation to their older loved ones, making transportation the most common caregiving request. If older adults have alternative transportation resources, they remain independent in their life and reduce the risk of their feeling like a "burden" on their family.
The resources in this guide are not only essential for helping older adults remain independent after they stop driving, they'll also boost an older adult's confidence in believing that life doesn't stop when they give up the keys.
- 7 Strategies for finding alternative transportation options near the older adult
- Step-by-step guide for trying out alternative transportation options
4. What to Do When Older Adults Refuse to Stop Driving
From time to time, older adults refuse to stop driving even when they are no longer safe to drive, their doctor has instructed them to stop driving, and their driver's license has been revoked. This is an incredibly stressful situation for families. You're not alone. This module will help you navigate this difficult situation
- Education about adults refusing to stop driving when they are no longer safe on the road
- Step-by-step guide for managing this messy situation
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