Transportation Services for Elderly and People with Disabilities
With transportation and errands services from Assisting Hands Home Care in La Grange, IL, seniors who do not drive can still get to where they need to and want to go.
We have caregivers who will give elderly individuals rides to family events, religious services, medical appointments, and any other events so they are able to partake in these activities with their loved ones. Furthermore, we can run errands, like going grocery shopping. With these services, seniors can still have the freedom they had when they could drive on their own.
Driving privileges are among one of the activities that seniors commonly give up, because it has either become unsafe or too difficult for them to drive. Elderly individuals may have limited mobility or impaired vision, which hinders their reaction time and ability to drive safely.
Some seniors will understand their need to give up driving, but this isn’t always the case. Others may need convincing. Knowing this, it is essential to speak with elderly relatives about giving up driving if the following regularly happens to them: they lose their keys, run out of gas, get tickets, or get lost often while driving.
During this conversation, emphasize the danger that comes with them continuing to drive and understand that giving up driving means giving up some independence. As such, it can be helpful to have an alternative for them. That way, it doesn’t feel like they’ve completely lost this independence.
Transportation and Errands in La Grange, IL
With transportation and errands services from Assisting Hands Home Care, we will set up a meeting and develop a schedule. Seniors have the choice of joining their caregivers when running errands or relaxing at home.
Within our errands services, the following can be covered:
- General transportation assistance
- Grocery shopping
- Home delivery
- Mail delivery
- Non-emergency medical transportation
- Prescription pickup
- Wheelchair transportation
One of the most difficult parts about giving up driving is no longer being able to freely drive oneself. We can use our transportation services to help seniors make it to the following events and activities:
- Medical appointments
- Religious services
- Family events
- Recreational activities
- Social gatherings
Personal Transportation for Senior Citizens — It’s Like Having a Personal Driver
Being able to drive allows people to have the freedom to go wherever they need to go. So for seniors, giving up driving is also giving up some of their independence. With our services, we’re able to give elderly individuals some of that independence back in a safe manner. In addition, our caregivers will assist seniors into and out of the vehicle and will help load and unload items.