Don't jump to conclusions and assume a senior is an unsafe driver. Unless you suspect an immediate threat of danger to an older adult or others, it’s not recommended that you take the car keys away from an older adult without presenting a comprehensive plan of alternatives to help give your loved one the confidence that he or she can still face life with independence.

Taking away the car keys should be the last choice. An evaluation from an occupational therapist can provide an objective third-party voice.