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Drive Wisely Community Mobility Specialists
329 County Road 392
Jonesboro, AR
Phone: 870-555-1234
Hours: By appointment and Physician referral
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Glenda Loyd, LOTR, DRT, Occupational Therapist

329 County Road 392

Jonesboro, AR 72401

 

www.drivewisely.com

contact: drivewisely@aol.com

Where To Start

Admission to our Driver Rehabilitation Program requires a prescription from your physician for an Occupational Therapy evaluation and a Behind-the-Wheel evaluation.

We welcome any questions you may have regarding the program or your specific needs.

In addition to our Driver Rehabilitation Specialist, our team includes experienced case managers who can assist you with community resources that will get you started on the road to independence.

A valid driver's license or learner's permit is also required if a road test is conducted.

Driver Evaluation

The program begins with a comprehensive evaluation of skills needed to safely operate a motor vehicle. Evaluation will last at least two hours. The client must be accompanied by a family member or friend.

Assessment begins in the Drive Wisely outpatient clinic which is readily accessible with convenient parking. It includes the following:

  • Physical evaluation
  • Visual evaluation
  • Visual/perceptual evaluation
  • Cognitive evaluation

The importance of driving continues in an automobile using our specially-equipped car and includes the following:

  • Dynamic visual processing
  • Complex reaction time
  • Basic vehicle control
  • Traffic safety


Driver Rehabilitation

Training On-the-road and in-classroom training can be provided to those individuals who demonstrate deficits in basic driving skills or those who need special equipment.

Training sessions are completed on a one-to-one basis and are designed to meet each patient’s specific needs.

Consultation Services

Following successful completion of Driver Evaluation and Training, specific vehicle modifications may be recommended.

Your Driver Rehabilitation Therapist (DRT) will help you select a qualified equipment vendor for installation and will ensure correct placement and function to meet your individual needs. Additional training with installed modification is required.

The DRT may also be utilized to help you select an alternative vehicle or lift system that meets your mobility needs.

Cost

Presently, Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurances do not cover services related to driving evaluation and training, therefore all services must be paid for by the client or other responsible party at the time of service.

Medically related issues

Medical diagnosis that may indicate a need for a comprehensive driving evaluation with an Occupational Therapist include:

Amputee, diabetes, glaucoma, arthritis, macular degeneration, stroke, head injury, joint replacement, spinal cord injury, neurological diseases such as Parkinson, Multiple Sclerosis, seizures, dementia, memory loss, cataracts, left neglect, pulmonary, and cardiovascular concerns.

Be Alert for the following behaviors:

  • inconsistent or incorrect signaling
  • difficulty maneuvering through turns
  • traveling in the wrong lane
  • confusion at intersections/exits
  • hitting curbs, garbage cans, mailboxes, etc.
  • failure to notice traffic signs/signals
  • driving too fast or too slowly
  • delayed responses to situations
  • getting lost
  • unexplained dents or scrapes on vehicle
  • confusion between brake and gas pedals
  • inability to participate in conversations when driving
  • not paying attention to other drivers
  • failure to stay in one lane