Senior Care Authority Announces Beyond Driving with Dignity for Older Drivers

KNOXVILLE, TN – Senior Care Authority(R), an eldercare consulting and assisted living residential placement service, locally owned by Steve Danesi, announced the exclusive offering of Beyond Driving with Dignity in Knoxville, Tenn.

Beyond Driving with Dignity is a nationally recognized program that provides practical, real-life solutions to older drivers and their concerned families. The Beyond Driving with Dignity program is designed to save lives while simultaneously helping to ease the burden of the family as they find themselves faced with this very challenging issue.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 20 older adults (65+) are killed and almost 700 are injured in traffic crashes every day. The Beyond Driving with Dignity training and certification program was designed to help senior drivers and their families work through the complicated issue of age-related diminishing driving skills.

Beyond Driving with Dignity helps an older driver make a smooth transition from the driver’s seat to the passenger seat. The program also ensures that the individual can maintain as much independence as possible. Senior Care Authority’s Steve Danesi wants to ensure that his clients and families receive guidance through the difficult decision of when an aging parent should retire from driving.

“”From the time I was a child when I needed a ride, my father was there for me. Never late, always smiling and happy to see his son. Later in life as an adult, I became aware of his diminishing skills as a driver and like most, didn’t know how to approach him, even making up imaginary rides home so he didn’t have to pick me up. I wasn’t aware there was a program that would help me and my dad. I will have that difficult conversation for you and your family or teach you how to have the conversation yourself. Do not wait until the decision is made for you,”” Danesi stressed.

The founder of Beyond Driving with Dignity, Matt Gurwell, saw firsthand the need for a program of this kind while serving as an Ohio State Trooper. He created the program to help families navigate what can be a difficult and emotional conversation, and ultimately to reduce the number of unnecessary and avoidable death notices state troopers have to deliver.

“”Not all seniors need to stop driving, but many families aren’t sure when or how to help make that decision with their loved ones,” said Gurwell, “Our program allows families to remove the emotional aspect from the conversation and make a decision together, based on the facts.””

Please visit Senior Care Authority – Knoxville for more information about the Beyond Driving with Dignity program.


Senior Care Authority(R) was founded in 2009 and currently serves 75 locations in 28 states. The network consists of professionally trained and experienced local advisors who assist families with the overwhelming challenges associated with selecting the best options in assisted living, memory care, nursing care and navigating through a complex healthcare system. Senior Care Authority is the exclusive provider of the Beyond Driving with Dignity program. Learn more at

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Steve Danesi, CSA

Owner, Senior Care Authority – Knoxville


Senior Care Authority – Knoxville, TN
800 South Gay Street
Suite 700-#2102
United States

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