Driving gets you from one place to another; from home to the grocery store, the grocery store to your friends house, your friends house to the library, and the library to home, or something along those lines. You’ve been driving so long that it’s probably hard to imagine a world where driving isn’t a safe option and you rely strongly on others to get you from point A to point B.

As people age, they experience reduced sensory acuity, and other health issues that could affect their driving abilities. This is why it’s important to know when it’s the right time for you to stop driving.

There are certain health issues that you can assume are not fit to drive. This includes elderly with dementia, heart diseases, respiratory difficulties and bad eyesight, just to name a few. The main concern with these health issues is that the body is unpredictable, and when it’s not performing it’s best or it reacts to one of the issues, an accident can happen leaving not only you, but surrounding drivers, injured.

When you’ve recognized that it’s time for you to stop driving, there are a variety of ways for you to get from one place to the next. Cities offer public transportation, so buses or subways while you also have the option of scheduling a town car service or calling a taxi. Also, when you receive home health care through GulfShore Private Home Care, your care provider can minimize the reasons you need to leave or make sure you get where you need to be by driving you there themselves.

Gulfshore Private Home Care in Naples can offer you or any elderly individual that you know with the care that they need. Allow for us to make life easier.