My mom (83) has undiagnosed dementia (refuses to see a geriatrician). She needs to stop driving. She cannot manage the car anymore as she doesn't drive it often enough. The battery is always dead. Yesterday she said she'd left her keys in the car. Impossible, as my husband pointed out. She would have turned the house upside down looking for them before going to the car.
I had a plan in place for her to stop driving. A wonderful childhood friend has retired and has plans to move back to our hometown. He would be perfect to be my mom's driver. We have known him for 45 years, and can trust him. Since COVID, he has had to put his plans of selling his home and moving on hold. The rest of his family lives in our hometown and he hasn't seen them since Thanksgiving 2019.
There is no public transportation. No taxis or Uber. You have a car, walk, or depend on someone for a ride. There is literally no one else my mom would accept to do this service for her. Getting her to accept this perfectly reasonable plan will be struggle enough. I live too far away to run her to the grocery store or hairdresser every time she has a whim.
What have the rest of you done when your LO can no longer drive, but alternatives are limited or non-existent?