Helping seniors continue to drive safely

Helping seniors continue to drive safely

by Nick Reiter, September 1, 2021

Senior drivers learn how age-related changes in mobility, touch/grip, vision, hearing and cognition can affect their driving in fitness assessments provided by Occupational Therapy at Cayuga Wellness Center’s Brentwood clinic.

The assessments help seniors recognize driving situations that can pose extra risks and provide solutions to minimize the chance of accidents. The risks of vehicle accidents increase, especially after age 75, due primarily to increased fragility. Collisions cause greater injury for older drivers and may require longer recoveries than what younger drivers face in similar accidents.

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