Strategies and Tools to Enable Safe Mobility for Older Adults

Older adults, like their younger counterparts, depend on the automobile for approximately 90% of their travel, either as drivers or passengers. This article considers a variety of resources that are now available to assist rehabilitation specialists and related healthcare professionals in providing programs and information to their older patients. The authors provide a comprehensive listing, in chart format, of programs, Web sites, and informational materials to assist older people in remaining safely mobile later in life. The authors also discuss programs that are presently available, safe mobility guides that can be adapted for local use, driver assessment and rehabilitation programs, driver self-assessment tools (including one available through AAA offices nationwide), vehicle adaptations, social service programs, and assisting with transportation options. The authors conclude by encouraging rehabilitation specialists to think about their clients' transportation needs, particularly as they are leaving a hospital or rehabilitation setting to return to independent living.

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  • Authors:
    • Eberhard, John W
    • Stutts, Jane
    • Burkhardt, Jon
    • Finn, Jeff
    • Hunt, Linda
    • Staplin, Loren
    • Molnar, Lisa J
    • Peters-Beumer, Lisa
    • Dinb-Zarr, T Bella
    • Carr, David B
    • Trilling, Donald R
    • McCarthy, Dennis P
  • Publication Date: 2006-1

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01045326
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 2007 7:30AM