Dementia and Driving - Fairfax
In the early stages some people are able to keep driving, but as memory and decision-making skills decline they need to stop. What makes this especially hard is that people with dementia often do not know they are having driving problems! Family and friends need to monitor the person’s driving ability to decide when it’s time to give up the keys. Learn more about driving assessments and other options to keep everyone safe on the road.
This program is a part of our monthly Care Partner Training series. All sessions are FREE, and held the second Wednesday of each month from 1:00 to 2:30 pm.
Amanda Mendez, COTA/L, DRS
Amanda is a licensed and certified Occupational Therapy Assistant and a Driving Rehabilitation Specialist. She has worked in various settings of rehab for 7 years including, skilled nursing home, acute rehabilitation, outpatient autism/behavioral clinic, home health and now driving rehab. So far, driving rehabilitation has been the most rewarding setting and she is still learning every day!
She personally enjoys being active and outdoors, hiking, yoga, and spending time with her family.
1.Dining Room & Kitchen
Coming in the participant entrance you enter the dining area and kitchen, a spacious area with seating for 60.
2. Art Therapy Room
A separate room provides dedicated space for art therapy, as well as arts activities throughout the week.
3. Main Activity Room
The main activity room provides a large space for big group programs, and can be divided for smaller activities for our Blue and Orange groups.
4. Multi-Sensory Room
This room uses sensory stimulation to calm those who are agitated, or awaken those in the later stages of the disease.
5. Shower & Bedroom
Showers can be provided in a separate bathroom. The bedroom and nurses station all adjoin to provide optimal care.
6. Open Floor Plan
The day center layout is designed for dementia; conducive to wandering with no dead ends.
7. Later Stage Activity Room
Coral participants receive individualized activity plans and more one-on-one assistance with activities.
8. Outdoor Space
1,000 square feet of outdoor space with areas for gardening, active games, activities, and conversation.
9. Education & Seminar
Dedicated seminar space for educational programs, support groups, workshops and more!
10. Early Stage
Dedicated, separate space for our early stage programs, Reconnections and the Mind and Body Workshop.
"I feel blessed to have lived near IMCC so my husband could participate in such a caring, comprehensive program."