Driving & Strokes: A Deadly Combination

senior driverEarlier this year, a man who suffered a stroke while driving made headlines when his 16-year-old son immediately acted upon recognizing signs and symptoms. The man could only eke out a few words because of the stroke but his son dialed 911 immediately and saved his dad’s life.

The article made no mention of the man’s medical history but he appeared to be fairly young in the photo — mid-40’s or early 50’s max. It’s scary to think that such a man who is nowhere close to being a senior would suffer a stroke; how much more likely would a senior with a history of high cholesterol and heart disease have a stroke while driving? Yet we see many seniors on the road every day, oftentimes without a passenger.

If your elderly loved one has had a history of diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease, it’s best to take precautions by hiring a 24 hour companion. Even if your loved does not need “help,” per se, having a lively companion around makes life more enjoyable and the days go by faster. As one of the few state-licensed home care agencies in California, A-1 Home Care offers superb live-in and live-out companion care for any occasion. You don’t always have to wait until you “have to” use in-home care. It’s better to be safe than sorry!

For more information about 24 hour companion care, call A-1 Home Care today (562) 929-8400 for caregiving services in LA County or (949) 650-3800 for services in Orange County.  A-1 Home Care covers a large geographical expanse, ranging from Malibu, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills and Hollywood to Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Fullerton, Fountain Valley and Anaheim. 

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