Caring for a parent with neuropathy: When's it time to not drive?
I have a 77 year old father who has type 2 diabetes and suffers from neuropathy in his feet and hands. He and my mother still live at home and he continues to drive, mow the yard and walks for minimal exercise. He had open heart surgery in Jan and is doing well, but my concern is when do you feel it is time to suggest he retire from driving due to not being able to feel anything from mid calf down? I have noticed recently he doesn’t have good balance, and he can only stand for minimal time before needing to lean on something or sit down. They also like to camp and haul a large 5th wheel camper, so that is a concern for a number of reasons. I am wondering if anyone out there has had to make a decision as to when is a good time to suggest he not be driving anymore do to being a hazard to others on the road. I also don’t want to take away this freedom. Anyone else with any suggestions would be appreciated. thank you —