Rehabilitation Program At Methodist Helps Evaluate Older Drivers

Published: Dec. 7, 2015

Families are often the first to see signs that an older relative is struggling with driving.

Mom or dad pulls out in front of another vehicle, changes lanes without signaling or — and this is a big red flag — is honked at by other drivers. Some older drivers notice decreasing vision or depth perception or slower reaction time when hitting the brake, especially at higher speeds.

Those are among signals that the driver needs professional guidance, said Kelina Moore, occupational therapist and coordinator of the Methodist Hospital Driver Rehabilitation Program. 

Moore and the Driver Rehab Program were featured in the recent issue of LiveWell Nebraska.