Saint Agnes Hospital

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Driver Rehab

The Road to Independence & Safety

The Driver Rehab Program at Saint Agnes Hospital provides objective driving evaluations for people with disabilities or aging issues. We strive to enhance the quality of life and increase independence through a driving program tailored to meet their individual needs.

Driver Intake Form

Who could benefit?

Those individuals returning to driving after an illness or injury such as stroke, brain injury, amputation or neuromuscular conditions such as MS.  Senior citizens who have a decline in function, including changes in physical abilities, memory and speed of processing could also benefit.

What is included in the driving program? 

  • A Pre-driving screening is a clinical assessment conducted in the Occupational Therapy Department and is used to determine if an individual has the skills needed to be a safe driver.

  • An On-Road Evaluation is recommended following successful completion of the Pre-driving Screening and is conducted by a Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist. We now offer this service here at Saint Agnes through Good Samaritan Adaptive Driving Program. This assessment is conducted in a vehicle equipped with a variety of adaptive controls to accommodate drivers with a variety of disabling conditions.

  •  A Driving Education component is included in all aspects of the driver rehab program including counseling, support, instruction in the use of a variety of adaptive equipment and community resources if return to safe driving may not be possible.


Qualified Treatment Team?

  • Licensed Occupational Therapists who have been specifically trained in the area of driving rehabilitation

  • A Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist completes all of the On-Road evaluations

  • We work closely with the Medical Advisory Board at the Maryland MVA


What is the Referral Process?

  • A physician’s prescription is required in order to participate in the program

  • Valid driver’s license or be eligible for a license with restrictions

  • May be initiated by the driver, family member, MVA or other agencies

  • Service not typically covered by Medicare or other insurance agencies


 

Resources

American Occupational Therapy Association
www.AOTA.org

Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists
www.driver-ed.org

For more information regarding the Driver Rehab program at Saint Agnes Hospital please call 410-368-2800 or email us htanenho@stagnes.org.
 

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