In 2014, nearly 5,700 senior drivers were killed and 221,000 were injured in traffic crashes. This number is only climbing as the years pass.
Although Americans are healthier and living longer than ever before, seniors are outliving their ability to drive safely by an average of 7 to 10 years. This is primarily due to impairments in three functions that are important for driving—vision, cognition, motor function. The way aging adults want to determine when to stop driving differs; 30% of Americans 65 years or older prefer for their family to determine when it’s time, while 26% of Americans 65+ prefer to make the decision themselves. It’s hard to know which percentage your loved one will fall into, and Home Helpers is always here to help. To support these needs, our Exceptional Caregivers have been trained to aid families who experience a wide variety of care issues. We offer companion care, transportation services, and personal monitoring through our line of Direct Link® services—offering peace-of-mind knowing that help is a touch of a button away.