Care recipient (cr) is no longer able to drive a car safely and needs to be prevented from driving

Try: Remove the distributor cap from under the hood or disconnect the battery cable ask someone else to be responsible for making the decision about cr not driving for example the care giver cg could explore the possibility of getting some support from cr cr’s doctor receiving a prescription from a physician indicating that cr should not drive may be more readily accepted than if the instructions came from the cg try having the department of motor vehicles suspend cr’s driver driver’s license may be another option

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical, Mobility, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance, Independence, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Vision, So-So Vision, Poor Vision, Cognitive Awareness, Somewhat Aware, Long-Term Memory, So-So L T Memory, Poor L T Memory, Short-Term Memory, So-So S T Memory, Poor S T Memory

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References: mental health mental illness healthy aging a nh guide for older adults and caregivers by nami nh 2001 available at www nami org

Keywords: Driving car vehicle unsafe to drive drive

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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