Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: When to give up the car keys

 


There are certain signals that might mean it is time to give up the car keys. Unfortunately, very few seniors pay attention to these signs:

• You are nervous behind the wheel.

• Your reactions are too slow due to your vision.

• You have trouble reading street signs.

• You’ve had a near mishap, because you didn’t see a pedestrian, an object or another vehicle.

• You get lost easily.

• Your hearing has decreased

• Your legs no longer work perfectly

We suggest you start talking about these issues with your elderly parents as early as possible. You may want to make a deal with them such as this is...



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