By Jane Bokun
A few weeks ago my father turned 89 years old and my worry went up a notch – if that’s even possible.
He’s in relatively good health, but he can’t walk and he can’t figure it out and he won’t use any walking devices. Therefore, he’s always falling, which he thinks looks more manly. He also can’t access the time he lays in the street or on the floor because he falls into his bedroom wall every time he gets up in the morning. If you go into his bedroom, you’ll find many head imprints.
“I was only down for about a half hour before someone helped me,” he says.
“OMG, he was down for about two hours by the time I found him,” the neighbor says.
I always tell him, “you’re lucky you’re only hitting your head (because it’s so hard, get it?)”
If that isn’t enough, he also drives a big Cadillac and he won’t stop. I found some laughable ideas on the internet that may help.
They include: disabling their car, selling their car and telling them you can’t find their car keys after you’ve hidden them.
None of these ideas will actually work and I find I need help. How did you stop your elderly parents from driving? Please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.