An interview close to home – Nick McDonald sits down with dad and medical expert Dr Jim McDonald to discuss aging and road safety


Medical Expert Jim McDonald has spent over 46 years getting to know the Bayside community, having treated up to three generations of the same family at his local General Practice. Sitting down with son and CEO of Prestige Inhome Care Nick McDonald, Jim shares some personal thoughts on some key issues facing the aging community, along with bringing to light his learnings from his many of visits to both nursing homes, aged care facilities and home environments both in Australia and abroad.

With Road Safety Week fast approaching in May, Nick was interested in having a discussion with Jim surrounding his philosophy on the topic, and the results and insights were quite intriguing. In this short interview, Jim highlights the dangers of unreviewed and untested aging drivers on the road and to assist those who are concerned with the status of both their own driving skills or the driving skills of an aging loved one, Jim shares some simple tips to ensure our roads and our aging community remains safe.

As well sharing a personal connection and closeness with his dad which filters through clearly in the interview, Nick also discovers in his interview with Jim that there is much to consider when thinking about issues impacting the elderly, discovering that not only have times changed but the home care and driving services available now provide freedom and care for everyone impacted in the community, so that connections remain and that isolation is less of a factor to contend with.

Watch the full video of Prestige Inhome Care CEO Nick McDonald with dad and medical Expert, Jim McDonald.