The Driving Rehabilitative Program at the MemorialCare Rehabilitation Institute at Long Beach Medical Center offers specialized evaluation and training to assess driving
skills of older adult drivers and of persons with disabilities.
Persons with various medical conditions, or those who have experienced serious illness or injury, may find their driving ability impaired. Aging also may cause changes in vision, flexibility, strength, reaction time or thinking skills, which can affect driving ability.
Driving rehabilitation is available to individuals with compromised driving skills as a result of conditions, illness, injuries or the effects of aging.
Patients with these conditions could benefit from this program:
- Brain Injury
- Cognitive Issues/Dementia
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Visual Deficits, including Cataracts and Macular Degeneration
The Driving Rehabilitation Program includes:
- An evaluation to test various physical and thinking skills required for safe driving.
- A behind-the-wheel driving evaluation in a training car or van. The clinician performing the evaluation will provide the driver and their family members with conclusions from these evaluations.
- A written report is provided to the referring physician(s) with results and recommendations compiled by the rehabilitation expert(s). Upon request, a report can be sent to the Department of Motor Vehicles. For persons with the potential to improve their driving skills with practice, individualized driving rehabilitation services also are available.
Requirements for Admission:
- A prescription for a driving evaluation from your physician
- A valid driver’s license or driver’s permit
How to Refer:
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (562) 933-9084.