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Drivers Services

  • 2015 outcomes

    For many of us, being able to drive means independence, mobility and a sense of control in our lives. Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s unique Driver Assessment and Training service consists of both assessment and training. New or experienced drivers with visual, cognitive, physical, mental health, medical challenges, or changes due to aging may benefit from our services. For more than 35 years, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute has been the leader in driver assessment and training for seniors and people with disabilities.

    Courage Kenny Driver Assessment service is a Minnesota state licensed driving school. Due to working within a medical facility we require that all clients complete a driver assessment prior to beginning any training. The majority of our clients participate in a three-hour Comprehensive Driver Assessment which. During the assessment, clients are interviewed, and participate in clinical testing to evaluate critical physical, visual and cognitive skills used while driving. This is followed by a complete on-the-road performance evaluation in one of our vehicles. Results from the assessment are discussed with the client at the end of the assessment. Outcomes may be to continue/return to driving with or without restrictions, to complete training or participate in driving lessons, to discontinue driving, or other recommendations.

    Demographics

    In 2015, there were 1,051 clients seen for driving assessment, training or both.

    • 39% of clients were female and 61% were male.
    • 95% of clients spoke English as their primary language, 2% spoke a language other than English, and 3% declined to provide this information.

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    Client Outcomes

    Driving lessons

    Of the 72 respondents that took lessons and one of the purposes of the lessons was to prepare them for the Minnesota State road test, 55% had taken the test. Of those that took the road test, 88% passed. The 63 clients who passed the state road test are driving a median of five days a week. Twenty-six drive to work or school, 42 drive for health-related activities, 50 drive for social activities, and 42 drive for shopping and groceries.

    Adaptive equipment evaluation

    Seventy-three respondents received recommendations for adaptive equipment. Forty-three respondents who own their own vehicle had the equipment installed, and 94% were “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with their service. Of the 43 who had equipment installed, 40 were driving at the time of the survey a median of five days a week. Fifteen drive to work or school, 26 drive to health-related appointments, 30 drive to social activities, and 27 drive to grocery and other shopping.

    More information

    For more information on outcomes, please call 612-775-2510. For information about Drivers Services, please call 612-775-2829. To make an appointment for a driver assessment, call 612-775-2475.

       


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