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3 signs it is time to stop driving

No one wants to lose any privileges, particularly those related to driving. It is important for senior citizens to remain honest with themselves and know when it is time to hang up the car keys for good. When your loved ones approach you about putting an end to driving, take their concerns genuinely; they only look out for your best interest. 

Understand how your medicine affects you before driving

It may be frustrating that you need to take a range of medications these days, especially if your prescriptions leave you feeling unlike your normal self. You and other Florida seniors who are on a regular medicine regime may feel tempted to ignore the side effects as much as you can and continue living as normal. This may work just fine, until you get behind the wheel. You will need to understand the possible consequences of driving under the influence of a legal drug.

Own a Tesla? Here is what you need to know about Autopilot

If you are one of the fortunate Tesla owners in Florida and elsewhere, you realize that this groundbreaking vehicle has technology that may eventually shape how all manufacturers make cars in the future. Fully automated, self-driving cars are not yet a part of our reality, but the Autopilot driver assistance feature of Tesla vehicles almost comes close. You have worked hard all your life to deserve one of these innovative vehicles during your retirement, but it is important to know the limitations of the Autopilot technology.

3 common medication errors in nursing homes

When it becomes apparent that assisted living is the best option for your parent or other loved one, you want to find a facility that is trustworthy, reputable and focused on providing exemplary care. The health and well-being of your loved one will be in the hands of the staff, so it is important to consider all options carefully and make a decision that will meet your needs and your parent’s needs, too.

Why veterans are at a high risk for motorcycle accidents

Returning to civilian life after military service is challenging. Veterans find healthy and unhealthy ways to cope with the changes and stress, from drinking to professional therapy. One common choice of relief is riding a motorcycle. The combination of being outdoors and enjoying a relaxing ride or adrenaline rush helps calm the turmoil inside. Some veterans find support with each other by forming motorcycle clubs.

3 good things senior drivers do to stay safe

As an older adult, you know driving helps you be independent. Driving lets you run your own errands, visit friends and family and maybe even go to work. But did you know you are more likely to get injured or killed in a car accident as you get older? In fact, over 236,000 senior drivers went to emergency rooms and over 5,700 died because of car crashes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Nursing home residents’ finances may not be safe

When one puts a loved one in a nursing home, he or she is sure to visit often and make sure that staff is caring well for the elderly family member. Most people know how to discover typical nursing home abuses such as malnutrition, development of bed sores or even improper supervision allowing an elderly loved one to wander off. Certainly, personal injuries to the elderly in nursing homes are not uncommon. However, an unnoticed abuse of a loved one’s finances may not be something one expects. Unfortunately, many seniors residing in nursing homes across the country are subject to theft of their savings by the very nursing home that should be caring for them, and Florida seniors are not immune from this abuse.

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