Dangerous Driving/Accidents. Nicks or dents on your loved ones’ car could indicate difficulties with driving. Check to see whether a loved one wears a seatbelt, how easily he or she gets distracted and other safety precautions to evaluate if he or she needs help with transportation and errands.
Second Opinions. If you are still unsure of the best option for your loved one, arrange for a social worker or professional geriatric care manager to visit for an informal evaluation. Adults are often more likely to share frailties or doubts with a professional than with family members.