Is your client a driver? Are you ready to help, but not sure where to start?
Use these resources:
- To initiate positive conversations on safe driving and community mobility.
- As general education for drivers, families, physicians, and other members of the medical team.
- To lead short educational presentations.
Educational resources for vehicle technology, physical fitness, driving wellness, and future driving plans
- MyCarDoesWhat.org (www.mycardoeswhat.org): resource to help drivers of all ages and abilities to better understand the technology used in motor vehicles today.
- Hartford Insurance Resources: These free resources provide clear information with helpful pictures in an easy to ready font. These booklets may be downloaded or ordered from the Hartford Insurance website (https://www.thehartford.com). Use the site’s search feature to search for each item by title.
- Top 10 Vehicle Technologies for Mature Drivers: Reviews current technology trends and may be helpful for someone shopping for a new vehicle
- Exercise for Mature Drivers: reviews specific exercises to improve fitness for driving – bicep curls, back stretch, heel drops, shoulder/chest expansion, etc.
- You & Your Car – A Guide to Driving Wellness: provides information focused on the mature driver and reviews topics such as myths about aging and driving, your health for being a safer driver, driving skills, considerations for passengers, driving choices, and vehicle maintenance.
- Your Road to Confidence – A Widow’s guide to Buying, Selling, & Maintaining a Car. Specifically geared towards widows whose driving habits may now be changing due to the loss of their spouse. It covers topics including: your husband’s car, selling a car, buying or leasing a car, vehicle maintenance, and tips when traveling alone.
- Your Road Ahead – A Guide to Comprehensive Driving Evaluations: Provide this resource to anyone who may need a driving evaluation. It provides a comprehensive review of the benefits of a driving evaluation, general process and procedure for a driving evaluation, the role of the occupational therapist, recommendations, and a variety of helpful driving related resources. This is also a great resource for peers and other professionals to help provide education on the role of the OT and DRS with driving evaluations.
- Getting There worksheet
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) videos
Use these short (7 – 10 minute) videos to start conversation about specific medical conditions and driving concerns. The videos below can be found on the NHTSA website.
- Driving with Alzheimer’s Disease
- Driving with Severe Arthritis
- Driving with Diabetes
- Driving with Parkinson’s Disease
- Driving with Vision Disorders
For questions about driving or driving rehab, Adaptive Mobility is here to help! Learn more about our client services at https://adaptivemobility.com/services/.