How can I help an aging loved one who can’t drive?

Aruna V. Josyula, MD
Geriatric Medicine
To help an aging loved one who can’t drive, you can reach out to your local Area Agency on Aging to request a list of agencies or individuals who can help with transportation. You can arrange for having medications delivered to the home. Some grocery stores can deliver to the home. Work with your loved one to create a plan for social outings for which transportation can be arranged through family, friends or church. Reassure your loved one that he or she did the right thing, for both personal safety as well as that of the public, by giving up driving.

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