A Care recipient (cr) who no longer drives may need help from family friends and community resources to keep appointments and commitments outside the home

Try: #call senior service agencies in the community or the county to find out what kind of transportation help is available to seniors #call family members and close friends who may be able to make commitments to helping the Care recipient (cr) get to and from a regular appointment #use a monthly calendar to note appointments and the name of the person or service who will drive the cr to and from each appointment write the person or agency’s telephone number beside each note so the cr can contact a driver or agency if necessary #make sure the ride schedule includes planning for events such as ##beauty salon or barber ##medical appointments ##grocery shopping ##worship activities ##visiting the library ##meeting friends ##going out for meals ##other weekly or monthly errands #try to schedule activities regularly for example hair appointments on every fourth friday at 10am or doctors’ appointments on tuesdays and thursdays match when it is possible regular appointments to the times you know a driver is available #respect the needs of the drivers ask them about their availability well in advance and notify them immediately if an activity or appointment is changed or canceled

Materials: Calendar pen time caring family members and friends knowledge of transportation resources to assist seniors

Categories: Cognitive Intellectual, Maintenance, Mobility, Mobile, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance, Independence, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Cognitive Awareness, Fully Aware, 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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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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