Anyone who is experiencing some form of disability, injury or medical condition that is affecting their driving is appropriate for our program. We aim to enable people who have suffered injuries or are experiencing illness to drive in a safe and confident manner. Some examples of the types of physical and cognitive impairments that we can assist people with are;
- Parkinson’s disease
- Brain Injury
- Spinal Injury
- Physical Injury
- Mental Health Problems
- Multiple Sclerosis
Ultimately, any injury or illness that you believe may impact on you, or a family member’s or friend’s capacity to drive can be assessed and driving assessments can be arranged.
At Modified Driving Solutions, we provide rehabilitation programs for people who have suffered workplace injuries or are attempting to return to work following an injury. Our programs are designed to prepare clients for the road and we work with clients, rehabilitation providers and insurance companies to ensure the best result for our clients.
Many people who have experienced serious workplace injuries may be able to apply for assistance for their driving assessment, with iCare offering support for individuals who qualify. This means that they will offer a range of support services in order to benefit your health and do their best to get you back to driving in spite of your injuries and/or illness.
As part of this program for those in rehabilitation, our professionals are available for education services in order to answer any questions and inform clients of the rules and restrictions that they may or may not be facing. This enables people to understand what is involved in the process of returning to driving, to ensure that you are going to be able to drive to a safe standard.
Corporate sessions are available for businesses that require their employees to regularly drive to locations. We offer both practical and theory based sessions to best equip those employees with the skills required to maintain a high level of safety on the road.
Companies may benefit from this program as it provides a wholesome assessment of employees’ ability to drive and also helps them to understand various scenarios that they may face in their time on the road. We are able to create personalised programs to best suit the needs and requirements of your business and your employees.
Some of the specific inclusions in these programs can be;
– Road rule knowledge
– Employees’ present driving ability
– A range of cognitive, physical and visual assessments
– Ergonomics of vehicles to aid those who drive for long periods
– Injury management
Family, Friends and Medical Professionals
Individuals are required by law to notify the Roads and Maritime Services of any condition that is likely to affect their ability to drive safely in the long term. However, it is understandable that at times people are unwilling to admit or are simply unaware how their medical condition can affect their ability to drive safely.
This is why we encourage those around them to report any cases where it is believed that a close family member or friend may no longer be able to drive safely.
Medical professionals often have the closest relationship to an individual in terms of their overall health and wellbeing. Should you, as a health professional, have any questions about a patient’s competence to drive, it is encouraged that you report them voluntarily for the safety of everyone on the road. It is understandable that there may be some hesitation in doing so, as it may damage the therapeutic relationship. That is why referring them to an unbiased, qualified Occupational Therapist may be the best option in order to get an objective clinical opinion.
Our professional Occupational Therapists at Modified Driving Solutions are trained specifically in determining a person’s ability to drive making it the best possible choice for any individual. If clients are worried about the costs involved, it is important to understand that they may be eligible for support in their driving assessment with iCare or other eligible schemes able to assist.
If you as a friend or family member believe that someone close to you may have an illness or injury that will affect their aptitude for driving, it is encouraged that you refer them to Modified Driving Solutions.
This may be difficult, but it is more than likely best for the individual to get a professional driving assessment so that they can be helped to drive safely on the road.
Our referral form can be filled out by individuals who feel they need an assessment, or those who believe that someone they know has suffered an injury or illness that has decreased their driving capacity.