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Assessing the Driving Ability of the Elderly

A Preliminary Investigation

by Ellen D. Taira

  • 241 Want to read
  • 12 Currently reading

Published by Haworth Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Care of the elderly,
  • Roadcraft, driving & the Highway Code,
  • Gerontology,
  • Older automobile drivers,
  • Medical / Nursing

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages215
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8329163M
    ISBN 100866568956
    ISBN 109780866568951
    OCLC/WorldCa18987184

    Driving is a daily activity for people across the country. Most Americans, including the elderly, consider it a right. Driving, however, is dangerous and can become more challenging as people age. Elderly Driving Assessments: Professional Project, Jessica Mevius — OT Graduate Student Elderly Driving Assessments Professional Project: Jessica Mevius, OT Graduate Student For the aging population, one of the most important occupations is maintaining independence through mobility for as long as possible.

    Clinician’s Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers, 3rd Edition. An Update of the Physician's Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers. COPYRIGHT. Except where authorized, no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying. To book an assessment, please call Healthcare Professionals Guidelines if you have concerns regarding a patient’s fitness to drive, and information on referring patients for a driving assessment.

    While assessing an elderly patient with cardiovascular disease, the nurse finds that the patient has difficulty ambulating. an elderly patient reports having trouble seeing traffic signals and pavement markings clearly while driving. The nurse also finds many traffic tickets lying on the table. The nurse is assessing the ability of a. A simulated-driving segment presents video road hazards, and multiple-choice questions assess the driver’s judgment and knowledge of traffic rules. A gas/brake apparatus gauges reaction time.


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Assessing the Driving Ability of the Elderly by Ellen D. Taira Download PDF EPUB FB2

This much-needed book explores the extensive literature on assessing the driving ability of the elderly and provides specific guidelines for practitioners working with the well and the frail older driver.

As the number of elderly drivers increases, therapists are being called upon to evaluate drivers who have become physically, cognitively, or Cited by: 3.

This much-needed book explores the extensive literature on assessing the driving ability of the elderly and provides specific guidelines for practitioners working with the well and the frail older driver. As the number of elderly drivers increases, therapists are being called upon to evaluate drivers who have become physically, cognitively, or otherwise impaired but who wish to continue to drive.

Methods for assessing the driving ability of elderly drivers now in use at driving schools include both written and computerized National Police Agency driver aptitude tests former evaluates attentiveness and judgment by having examinees find targets in photographs of driving scenes and select proper by: 5.

Professional Assessment. An evaluation by a trained professional can help. Evaluate Your Driving Ability. Self-Rating Tool. Learn about your driving skills and habits by answering 15 short questions in a printable online brochure, and receive quick tips for senior drivers.

Functional assessment involves assessment of a patient’s visual, motor, and cognitive abilities. (See also Overview of the Older Driver.) Adequate function in these areas is needed to drive safely. Most of these assessments can be done by primary health care practitioners, but specialists (eg.

In the Physician’s Plan for Older Drivers’ Safety (PPODS), the next step to managing Mr. Phillips’ driving safety is a formal assessment of the functions related to driving.

Specific information in Mr. Phillips’ driving history—namely, the crash and near-misses—further support the need for assessment. Demographic changes in the United States have resulted in a growing number of drivers over age It is estimated that by the yearmore than 15 percent of drivers.

Many older drivers who seek driving evaluations from healthcare professionals do so too late in their driving careers for interventions to be effective.6 Effective methods for screening older drivers may provide a means of earlier referrals for a driving assessment, when interventions may be more useful for prolonging safe driving ability.

Find a Driving Assessment for your needs. Click on the relevant part of the map or on the links on the left of the page. If you have been referred to a mobility centre or you are concerned about a medical condition of disability that might affect your driving, look for a mobility centre driving assessment.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: "Published as Physical & occupational therapy in geriatrics, volume 7, numbers 1/2, "--Title page verso. The geriatric assessment is a multidimensional, multidisciplinary assessment designed to evaluate an older person’s functional ability, physical health, cognition and mental health, and.

How to maintain your skills behind the wheel for as long as possible Smart Driver Online Course Refresh your driving skills How Well Do You Know Road Rules.

Take this quiz and find out How the Auto Buying Program Works Get information on technology and safety This free online seminar will help you. Assess Driving Skills & Ability. With their years of experience behind the wheel, senior drivers are among the safest on the road.

However, skills and abilities required for safe driving often deteriorate with age. The good news is that a few simple actions often can lead to years of additional safe driving. A variety of scenarios where driving ability may be influenced in healthy adults are presented.

These same motor vehicle and driver behavior factors have the potential to differentially influence driving ability in a neurologically impaired population and require consideration when assessing the driving.

A Driving Rehabilitation Specialist can make a more in depth analysis of your dad’s driving ability. A DRS will begin a driving assessment with an on the road test with your Dad actually driving.

Based on the results, the DRS could make many suggestions that will improve your Dad’s driving safety.

out of 5 stars Assessing the Driving Ability of the Elderly: A Preliminary Investigation. November 6, Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase. Very pleased to have found the book and happy with the way the purchase was handled. Helpful. 0 Comment Report abuse Need customer service.

Click here ‹ See all details for Assessing the Driving 5/5. Rather than forcibly taking away the car keys, suggest a driving test to evaluate an elder’s ability to operate a car safely and responsibly.

Driving assessments are available at local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) offices. If your loved one fails their test, then it is time for them to forfeit their driving. An office-based assessment of medical fitness to drive. This assessment is outlined in the algorithm, Physician’s Plan for Older Drivers’ Safety (PPODS), (see Figure ).

A reference list of medical conditions and medications that may impair driving, with specific recommendations for each one. This list can be found in Chapter 9. Developing validated evidence-based approaches is increasingly important because the medical conditions that affect ability to drive accumulate with age, older drivers are the fastest-growing segment of the active driving population, and older drivers suffer the highest rates of serious injury and death from MVCs.

Several authors To remain safe as a senior driver, it's important to recognize and understand the physical and mental changes associated with age that can affect an individual's driving ability.

Below are some driving behaviors that senior drivers and their family members should be aware of and how you can develop an appropriate course of action if they're. Interviews to assess memory, behavior, mood and functional status (especially complex actions such as driving and managing money (16)) are best conducted with the patient alone, so that family members or companions cannot prompt the patient.

Information can also be gleaned from the patient’s behavior on arrival in the doctor’s office and.comprehensively assess a frail elderly patient, but there are many aspects of the functional assessment that can be performed in the office and can help older patients add quality to their lives.

Office Assessment of the Frail Elderly Patient I. Source of Referrals The patient’s family or caregivers are often the source of the patient referral.Driver Assessment in Eastern England Mobility Centre Assessments.

Advice and assessments (which may include an assessment of physical ability and eyesight, a cognitive assessment and a practical driving assessment) for drivers with a medical condition or disability that affects their driving ability or who may require adaptations to their vehicle and for carers who need to drive individuals.