Helping You Drive SafelyLonger (videotape)
Produced by Anderson-Creative for the Central Plains Area Agency on Aging; Distributed by Terra Nova Films, Chicago, Illinois; 1995; purchase: $89.00; rental: $40.00
This topic is very important and significant. The video covers the ways in which an older adult can improve the safety and mobility in driving maneuvers. Even though the target audience is well, older adults, health professionals can benefit from the information provided. A physician and physical therapy assistant provide practical information that the older adult can use to improve driving. An older adult is given a driving assessment and the aide explains the reasoning behind each maneuver. Exercises are recommended and briefly demonstrated to help strengthen muscles and improve range of motion of various parts of the body.
All information is relevant and presented in logical order. The only weakness of this video is that the information is provided rather quickly for an older adult. I would recommend that the brochure(s) be provided with the video rather man having the person call to order, as the video recommends. It would be difficult to retain the information given on the video and I seriously doubt that most people would take the time to order. This video could easily be shown to older adults in community settings and complement disease prevention activities.
The technical quality is very good. The video is clear to understand, appealing and holds the interest of the viewer