The goal of Drive with Confidence is to improve public safety by assisting families to determine if someone is safe to drive and help through the transition of driving cessation as needed. My specialty is older drivers with neurological diagnoses (dementia, Alzheimer’s, stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis). I also provide adaptive driving options–use of hand controls, a left foot accelerator or steering knob.
I travel to your home to complete both a clinical and behind the wheel assessment. The clinical assesses: vision, cognition, sensation, physical function, perceptual abilities and behavioral control in addition to a review of medical and driving history as well as current medications and family concerns.
The behind the wheel assessment is completed in my vehicle because I have an instructor brake and a rearview mirror. I assess: basic vehicle operation, adherence to rules of the road, visual assimilation, self-awareness, emotional regulation/insight, judgment, distractibility, mental/physical fatigue and anticipation of other drivers.
I do require a prescription from an MD, DO or PA in addition to medical history and medications. This service is not covered by insurance. I do also work with your physician to ensure that the proper paperwork is completed to comply with the rules and laws of Colorado.