Rainy Day Driving Safety Concerns For Seniors Living At Home In San Diego County

Older Drivers May Be At RiskHere in San Diego County, today we’re seeing our first day of real rain since the Spring showers ended back in May.  Now we see the streets slick with rain water.  Making things worse, there is a buildup of road and engine oil that has accumulated over the summer, and the mixture of that plus the water makes for some very dangerous driving conditions.

Many Seniors are able to drive safely and pose no risk to themselves and others.  However, for some Seniors whose reflexes and reaction times are beginning to decline, this presents a very real danger.

We have written before about the need for families of Seniors living at home in San Diego County to be mindful of whether their older loved ones should continue driving on their own.  Many times, when you stop and think about it, it would be better to begin having help from experienced caregivers with good driving records from a reputable home care company like A Servant’s Heart Care Solutions.

It’s never too early to be thoughtful and thorough in evaluating your parents’ ability to drive safely, especially when the road conditions are dangerous for all drivers due to rain and similar situations.

Originally posted 2011-10-04 09:45:49.

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About Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to HealthLine.com and to FamilyAffaires.com as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.