FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 22, 2022
Charleston, SC – Senior Care Authority(R), an eldercare consulting and assisted living residential placement service, locally owned by Renee Allison-Riley, CSA, CDP, announced the launch of Beyond Driving with Dignity in the Lowcountry area of South Carolina.
Beyond Driving with Dignity is a nationally recognized program that provides practical, real-life solutions to older drivers and their concerned families. The Beyond Driving with Dignity program is designed to save lives while simultaneously helping to ease the burden of the family as they find themselves faced with this very challenging issue.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 20 older adults (65+) are killed and almost 700 are injured in traffic crashes every day. The Beyond Driving with Dignity training and certification program was designed to help senior drivers and their families work through the complicated issue of age-related diminishing driving skills.
Beyond Driving with Dignity helps an older driver make a smooth transition from the driver’s seat to the passenger seat. The program also ensures that the individual can maintain as much independence as possible. Senior Care Authority’s Allison-Riley wants to ensure that her clients and families receive guidance through the difficult decision of when an aging parent should retire from driving.
The founder of Beyond Driving with Dignity, Matt Gurwell, saw firsthand the need for a program of this kind while serving as an Ohio State Trooper. He created the program to help families navigate what can be a difficult and emotional conversation, and ultimately to reduce the number of unnecessary and avoidable death notices state troopers have to deliver.
“Not all seniors need to stop driving, but many families aren’t sure when or how to help make that decision with their loved ones,” said Gurwell, “Our program allows families to remove the emotional aspect from the conversation and make a decision together, based on the facts.”
Please visit https://www.seniorcareauthority.com/locations/charleston-sc/pages/beyond-driving-with-dignity/ for more information about the Beyond Driving with Dignity program.
ABOUT SENIOR CARE AUTHORITY
Senior Care Authority(R) was founded in 2009 and currently serves 75 locations in 28 states. The network consists of professionally trained and experienced local advisors who assist families with the overwhelming challenges associated with selecting the best options in assisted living, memory care, nursing care, and navigating through a complex healthcare system. Senior Care Authority is the exclusive provider of the Beyond Driving with Dignity program. Learn more at www.seniorcareauthority.com .
Media inquiries are asked to contact:
Renee Allison-Riley, CSA, CDP
Owner, Senior Care Authority of Charleston
Senior Care Authority
755 Baywood Drive
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