Driver Rehabilitation Program
Changes in physical, mental and sensory abilities can create challenges for people that may hamper their ability to drive safely.
The occupational therapists in CCH’s Driver Rehabilitation program are trained to recognize the impact medical conditions and the aging process may have on driving performances.
They can provide patients with the most advanced training and vehicle modifications so that patients are able to drive safely.
To participate in CCH’s Driver Rehabilitation program, participants must be 16 years old or older, have a driver’s license or learner’s permit and suffer from a condition that may impact their driving performance.
CCH’s Driver Rehabilitation program may benefit people who have:
- Neurological impairments due to brain injuries, strokes, Parkinson’s or MS
- Orthopedic Impairments
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Memory Deficits
- Onsets of Dementia
- Vision Impairments
- Age-related changes
CCH’s Driver Rehabilitation program begins with a two-part evaluation, which includes a clinical portion and an on the road session.
Following the evaluation, the occupational therapists may recommend driver retraining sessions and/or vehicle modifications. If driving is no longer recommended for the patient, the occupational therapists will discuss other resources for transportation.
Hear what our patients have to say about CCH’s Driver Rehabilitation program.
“I’ve come far, little by little, but in the end, I think I can control my vehicle pretty well. It’s an awesome program, and I’ve really enjoyed coming here for my sessions”
- Guadalupe Mendez, participant in CCH’s Driver Rehabilitation program.
Read Mendez’s full story in this “Patient Has the Drive to Overcome the Odds
” article from the Winter 2018 Housecall newsletter.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact our CCH’s Rehab Services Department at 402-562-3333.
Rehabilitative Services at the Wellness Center
3912 38th Street, Suite A
Columbus, NE 68601
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.