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Driving Decisions

June 12 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm

$45.00

Registration/Refreshments
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Program
10:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Registration: $45 includes certificate of attendance
General Public: FREE
Registration Includes: Refreshments and Training Materials

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It’s a fact that people get older every day. With increasing age comes changes in physical, mental and sensory abilities that can challenge a person’s continued ability to drive safely. One of the more difficult issues facing older adults, their families, friends, and health care providers is how to accurately identify when driving is unsafe, and what to do about it.
Program Goal

Driving Decisions will help health care providers, family caregivers, and the general community to better understand the many issues facing older drivers, strategies to assess for driving competence, legal considerations, and referral options to driving evaluation programs.

Learning Objectives

  • At the end of the program, the participant will be able to:
  • Recognize factors that lead to collisions
  • Summarize issues faced when interacting with an older driver who may be at-risk
  • Describe the Massachusetts’ reporting procedures
  • Describe the Safe Driver Law as it pertains to policies for older drivers
  • Describe the disability placard application process
  • Summarize the components of a driving evaluation

Target Audience

  • Social Workers
  • Nurses
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Caregivers
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselors
  • Substance Abuse Counselors

Details

Date:
June 12
Time:
9:30 am - 12:15 pm
Cost:
$45.00
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Website:
www.berkshireahec.org

Organizer

Berkshire AHEC

Venue

Home Instead Senior Care
66 Wendell Avenue
Pittsfield, MA United States
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