HealthSouth Nittany Valley Helps Determine Driver Safety with DriveABLE™
PLEASANT GAP, Pa. – HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital is observing Older Driver Safety Awareness Week Dec. 5 – 9 and reminding the community about the importance of driver safety and the resources available at the hospital. HealthSouth Nittany Valley offers a unique technology at its Pleasant Gap outpatient clinic to help determine if someone is safe to drive. Through best practice and evidence-based technology, the DriveABLE™ Cognitive Assessment Tool helps weigh in on the difficult decision of when, or if, a person should return to driving.
If someone is showing signs of cognitive decline due to a stroke, brain injury, dementia, medications or other medical condition that may compromise driving ability, it is important to establish a responsible treatment plan. That plan can include a comprehensive DriveABLE™ assessment, helping the patient and caregivers feel confident in their driving decision.
DriveABLE™ is a stand-alone, push-button touch-screen with advanced software which is highly predictive of actual on-road driving performance. The patient is guided by a HealthSouth hospital therapist through six tasks. With the push of a button, the assessment data is scored and the results are presented in an easy-to-read report showing the client’s age-normed performance and an overall score indicating how the client would likely perform in an on-road evaluation.
For more information on DriveABLE™, contact the HealthSouth Nittany Valley Pleasant Gap outpatient clinic at 814-359-5630.
About HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital
HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital is a 73-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout the Centre region and five surrounding counties, the hospital is located at 550 W. College Ave. in Pleasant Gap, and on the Web at www.nittanyvalleyrehab.com.
HealthSouth is one of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute healthcare services, offering both facility-based and home-based post-acute services in 34 states and Puerto Rico through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies, and hospice agencies. HealthSouth can be found on the web at www.healthsouth.com.