Services provided to individuals with, but not limited to:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Strokes or Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Psychiatric conditions
- Orthopedic conditions
- Congenital Disability
- Neuro-muscular conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis
- Normal effects of aging
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Services are also available to individuals referred thru workers compensation, individuals referred directly through their physician or other rehabilitation professionals, self-referrals from the individual or their families, and those required by the CA Division of Motor Vehicles Medical Review Branch to have a comprehensive assessment in order to retain their license. Initiation of any services require the formal physician referral or prescription from a doctor.
DRIVER EVALUATION: CLINICAL & BEHIND THE WHEEL
This is a comprehensive evaluation of an individual’s abilities or potential to become a safe and independent driver. The evaluation is conducted by a therapist with specialty training and experience in Driver Rehabilitation and includes screening of medical and driving history; a clinical evaluation of physical, visual, perceptual and cognitive skills; and assessment of seating needs where applicable. It generally includes an on the road assessment in an actual driving environment using equipment similar to that which may be recommended.
Driver training, with or without adaptive equipment, may be recommended after an initial evaluation. Limited training services may be provided following successful completion of a driver evaluation. This is not a driving school. Adaptive driver training services are provided in a vehicle that is tailored to the driver’s individual needs, including adaptive equipment as necessary. Training includes progression to licensure as appropriate as well as possible procurement of appropriate license restrictions.
Driver training is provided for those who would benefit on a limited basis. Training occurs on an individual basis, dealing with specific needs and cover the basics of safe/defensive driving. Vehicles with special modifications often can be provided. If modifications are needed for the client's vehicle, the therapist will direct the process and consult with the vendor modifying the vehicle. Referrals may be provided to local driving schools as appropriate.
CONSULTATION / VEHICLE FITTING
Consultation is provided to direct the client to the optimal outcome for their individual needs. Consultation may include aiding in vehicle selection, consulting regarding the stowage of a mobility device, providing input regarding wheelchair seating or other concerns. If you plan to drive from a wheelchair you may be asked to fill out a form (Wheelchair Measurements) to facilitate the process.
A vehicle fitting may be conducted during the process or at the end of modification of a client’s vehicle. Vehicle fitting services are provided at the vehicle modification vendor’s location to assure the client’s proper interface with their adaptive equipment, including stowing assistive devices and transferring safely in and out of the vehicle. Fittings include the client driving to assure safe and successful use of all equipment before the vehicle is released to the client.
Successful outcomes are dependent on the written documentation of the services provided. The Driver Rehabilitation Specialist generates a written report of the results for any service rendered. This includes, when appropriate, a written prescription of recommended vehicle options and/or adaptive equipment and modifications.
Following the clinical and on-the-road testing the results are discussed at length with the patient and appropriate family member(s) / Caregiver(s).
All results are sent to the referring physician and provided directly to the client. Referring physician may be required to report results to the California Division of Motor Vehicles if the person should not drive or has impairments which warrant further training or restrictions as is compulsory under the CA healthcare provider mandatory reporting law.
GOAL OF SERVICES
Driver rehabilitation is typically the final stage of recovery that affects a client's ability to return to work, participate in educational activities and live as independently as possible. Therefore, the primary goal of these services is to facilitate success and determine the client's capacity to operate a vehicle independently, in their environment. Further behind the wheel training can also be provided as needed to maximize success.
Payment: Each evaluation and training session will be a billable expense. Client is responsible for full payment at the time services are rendered. Payment for services may be made by cash or check or be billed to a third party funding source which has pre-authorized services, if agreed upon in advance. Credit card payments will include a 4% service charge.
Cancellations: Cancellation of appointment with less than 48 hours notice will be charged a $100 cancellation fee.
Non-Discrimination: All services rendered will be provided without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or religious preference.
Confidentiality: We have a moral and legal obligation to our clients not to divulge confidential information about their physical conditions, financial status, or personal data to unauthorized persons. A release of information form is completed to request appropriate dissemination of information.
Licensure/Registration: Staff have appropriate licenses, registrations and certifications for assigned duties required by the States or other agencies. Proofs of stated qualifications are available upon request.