Driving Transitions with Older Adults

Driving or driving—can be a major concern for older adults and their families. Social service practitioners are often called upon to lead discussions on driving with older adults and families and to facilitate referrals for assessment of driving skills and development of alternative transportation options. It examines how visual, cognitive, and other functions that change with age can affect driving and how they can sometimes be mitigated by training or occupational and physical therapy.

Cost of Online Course: $90
Number of CEUs: 3

 

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    Learning Objectives

    • Awareness of the basic issues that make driving challenging for older adults, pertinent traffic rules and regulations, and the psychosocial concerns related to driving and mobility in later life.
    • Understanding of related concerns about personal rights, independence, and safety; the importance of mobility; and family and community perspectives.
    • Skills and tools to identify potential driving-related problems, to facilitate discussions about driving decisions and development of realistic alternatives, and to obtain appropriate assessment and other interventions.

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