You can also ask the patient about ADLs, basic tasks such as feeding, dressing, grooming, and bathing, IADL, and more complex tasks that include driving, and using public transportation.
Activities of Daily Living — National (11/09/2022)Source: Association
Disparities in Activity and Traffic Fatalities by Race/Ethnicity — National (06/07/2022)Source: Association
A study finds that Black and Hispanic Americans have higher traffic fatality rates per mile traveled than White Americans across the transportation system.
New tool helps older adults monitor 'attentional performance' during driving — National (06/01/2022)Source: University
Researchers have developed a straightforward questionnaire that older adults can use to assess their attentional performance during driving.
Newly Released Estimates Show Traffic Fatalities Reached a 16-Year High in 2021 — National (05/17/2022)Source: US Department of Transportation
NHTSA projects that an estimated 42,915 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes last year, a 10.5% increase from the 38,824 fatalities in 2020. The project is the highest number of fatalities since 2005.
When should older adults stop driving? It depends — California (05/17/2022)Source: News
It takes more than age to determine when it's time to take the keys.
Visual Scanning Training For Older Drivers — National (05/01/2022)Source: US Department of Transportation
This study examined the effectiveness of an occupational therapist's visual scanning training program as an intervention to improve the visual scanning performance of healthy older drivers.
Georgia Traffic Safety Facts: Traffic Safety During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency — Georgia (02/01/2022)Source: Association
The purpose of this issue brief is to explore roadway travel and changes in drivers' behavior in Georgia during the first two years of the COVID-19 public health emergency response.
Driving Performance in Older Adults: Current Measures, Findings, and Implications for Roadway Safety — National (01/07/2022)Source: Association
The purpose of this review is to provide a comprehensive and detailed resource on the topics of cognition and driving for clinicians, research, and policymakers working on efforts related to older adult drivers.
NDOT Provides Safety Advice for Motorist Travel During Winter Weather Conditions — Nevada (12/14/2021)Source: News
With winter weather in Northern Nevada, NDOT reminds drivers to travel safely when driving in inclement conditions. Wearing a seat belt and focusing on the road is important when driving during all types of weather.
For Seniors Driving Same 'Ol" Vehicles Raises The Risks of a Deadly Crash — National (12/13/2021)Source: Association
“Retirement vehicles”— older, smaller, outdated cars that lack crucial safety features that can help prevent or mitigate crashes, are common among older drivers 70 and over.