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Education Programs Available for Florida Professionals Working With Older Drivers

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Keeping Us Safe is pleased to announce that their continuing education program (CEU) for professionals has been approved by the Florida Statewide Public Guardianship Office. Keeping Us Safe CEU Programs

The course, titled “Bringing a Peaceful Resolve to Complex and Sensitive Senior Driving Issues” is already being delivered across the country to other professionals such as nurses, social workers, guardians, professional caregivers, clergy, discharge planners and nursing home administrators, etc.

“We are very excited to be able to offer this program through the Florida Statewide Guardianship Office” says Matt Gurwell, founder of Keeping Us Safe.  “Our hopes are that this course will help reduce the number of older driver tragedies in Florida, while simultaneously providing front line professionals with yet another tool in helping older drivers with diminished driving skills make a smooth and dignified transition from the driver’s seat to the passenger seat” Gurwell concludes.

This 4-hour course provides attendees with the ability to identify areas of concern involving older drivers, and will assist in the development of attainable lifestyle changes for the older driver that will help keep him or her safe.  Attendees will also be presented with early intervention tools that will assist them in identifying signs of decline in the senior driver as well as methods to intercede or to provide direction to concerned family members, all with minimal deterioration to the individual’s self-worth and personal independence.

Keeping Us Safe also provides presentations to the public titled:

  • A Safe Drive Through the Aging Process (meant for older drivers themselves), and
  • Adults with Aging Parent Drivers

As well, they also offer a continuing education program for the criminal justice community (law enforcement, courts, etc.) titled “Driving Under the Influence of Dementia™”.  To learn more about Keeping Us Safe’s programs, please visit their website at http://www.keepingussafe.org.  Specific inquiries made be made by email at info@keepingussafe.org or by telephone at 877-907-8841.

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