Jun 01, 2015 - 10:36 PM
Jun 02, 2015 - 07:46 PM
What I did with my husband is I told him the car needed to go to the shop for repairs. It took a while, he asked for the car but "a part needed to be ordered", it was going to take another few days, "the wrong part was sent" ...you get the idea. After a while he got used to not driving. He still wanted his car but I also told him that the doctor had given him a prescription and he was not allowed to drive while taking it.
I am not saying it was easy but it was necessary.
I know someone that had a switch installed so that her husband could not start the car.
There are some areas that have bus service for seniors and the bus will come to the house and pick the person up, take them to the store then return. There are also volunteer groups that will provide transportation. These two options might work if he does not want to feel that he is depending on you.
Does your Mother drive? If she does not drive you would be better off removing the car this will work with the "it needs repairs" senario. but if she drives I would leave his name on the insurance just incase he "escapes with the car" you want to be sure that he does have insurance in case anything does happen.
Good luck, this is not an easy transition for you or your Dad.
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