Home Care Assistance Can Help Seniors Get Around West Lawn and Reading, PA
Driving means independence for many seniors
When you get older, it’s not uncommon to lose the privilege of driving. For many seniors, this is a disheartening event because it was one of the key ways that they were independent. Without the ability to drive, they get out less, have fewer opportunities for socialization, and may have a reduced luster for life. It can even affect their physical and mental health. As part of our home care assistance services in West Lawn and Reading, PA, Comfort Keepers can help seniors get to where they need to go.
Safer Roads for Seniors
When a license is revoked from a person over the age of 65, it isn’t because the DMV is trying to be difficult or that doctors are not sure of their patient’s ability to be independent. It simply means that the individual likely has age related conditions that may interfere with driving and cause a safety concern. Some elder family members may have difficulty asking for help on their own, while others sometimes simply refuse to quit driving.
Signs that a person may no longer be safe to drive include:
- Getting tickets for poor driving or parking
- Damage to the vehicle from bumping into things
- Accidents including fender benders from running into cars
- Reduced interest in car care or not taking care of their car
- Anxiety or withdrawal from driving
Because driving is vital to the mental and emotional health of many people, losing that ability can be challenging. In order to help an aging family member or friend in your life get the help they need, give the situation the respect and importance that it deserves. If you have any concerns, our home care assistance can help.
For individuals who are especially resistant to receiving this kind of help, can be difficult to have a conversation about it. Here are some suggestions:
Our Home Care Assistance Can Help
Our home care assistance services are tailored to each individual senior, and every client is paired with a compassionate aide who can meet their needs. Give us a call today to find out more. You can also fill out our Contact Us form and arrange a time for a free in-home assessment for your loved one.
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Comfort Keepers proudly provides in home care services to seniors in communities throughout Berks County, Pennsylvania:
Bechtelsville, Bernville, Birdsboro, Blandon, Bowers, Boyertown, Douglasville, Exeter, Fleetwood, Geigertown, Hamburg, Kutztown, Laureldale, Leesport, Limekiln, Lyon Station, Maxatawny, Mertztown, Mohnton, Mohrsville, Morgantown, New Berlinville, Oley, Pine Forge, Reading, Reifton, Robesonia, Shillington, Sinking Spring, St. Peters, Temple, Topton, Virginville, Wernersville, West Lawn, West Reading, Womelsdorf, Wyomissing