Strategies and tools to enable safe mobility for older adults

John W. Eberhard, Jane Stutts, Jon Burkhardt, Jeff Finn, Linda Hunt, Loren Staplin, Lisa J. Molnar, Lisa Peters-Beumer, T. Bella Dinh-Zarr, David B. Carr, Donald R. Trilling, Dennis P. McCarthy

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Abstract

Older adults rely mostly on driving to accomplish their transportation needs. With age-related functional limitations, most notably cognitive decline and dementia, vision impairment, and arthritis, driving may become more challenging. Seniors may need to find ways to maintain or enhance their driving ability or utilize alternate methods of transportation. Based on recent research and product development, a variety of resources are now available to assist rehabilitation specialists and related healthcare professionals in providing programs and information to their older patients. This article provides a comprehensive listing of programs, Web sites, and informational materials to assist older people in remaining safely mobile later in life.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-17
Number of pages15
JournalTopics in Geriatric Rehabilitation
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

Keywords

  • Driver rehabilitation
  • Driving assessment
  • Older drivers
  • Transportation options

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    Eberhard, J. W., Stutts, J., Burkhardt, J., Finn, J., Hunt, L., Staplin, L., Molnar, L. J., Peters-Beumer, L., Dinh-Zarr, T. B., Carr, D. B., Trilling, D. R., & McCarthy, D. P. (2006). Strategies and tools to enable safe mobility for older adults. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 22(1), 3-17. https://doi.org/10.1097/00013614-200601000-00003