Adult children would rather talk to parents about funeral plans than about taking away the car keys
This striking finding is from a 2008 national survey from Caring.com and the National Safety Council. The survey of baby boomers shows urgent needs for:
- Better communication about driving issues among adult children and their aging parents
- Additional restrictions on their parents' driving, whether voluntary or mandatory
- Expanded access to public transportation for seniors.
Caring.com and NSC fielded the "Mature Drivers Survey" among baby boomers, the group most commonly impacted by caring for an aging parent. The survey gathered insights on how children of aging parents feel about their parents' driving safety. Overall, results show a clear desire among baby boomers for more resources and information to help with issues surrounding their aging parents' driving safety. Many feel there should be restrictions on their parents' driving, but they aren't comfortable having that difficult conversation. More results plus tips on talking about driving concerns>>
Mature Driving Information at Caring.com
Caring.com and NSC Mature Drivers Survey Final Report