Driving is a privilege that gives you the freedom to go anywhere you need to or want to go. Unfortunately, many senior citizens must give up driving as they get older because driving can become a dangerous activity.
Seniors with poor vision are very dangerous behind the wheel as well as seniors who do not have the reaction time that they used to. Approaching your elderly relatives about giving up driving can be difficult, especially if they are not ready to give it up.
However, if your loved one is routinely getting tickets, losing their keys, running out of gas, or getting lost while driving, it is time to talk to them about giving up driving.
If your loved ones are hesitant to give up driving, it helps to discuss the danger they are putting themselves in as well as alternatives to driving.
Assisting Hands Home Care offers errands and transportation services in Lisle, IL as part of our senior care to provide rides for your loved ones and help them run errands.
Our caregivers take your loved ones to doctor appointments and other important events as well as take care of necessary errands like grocery shopping.
These services will allow your elderly loved ones to maintain some of the independence of driving without putting themselves in danger.
Safe Transportation Service for Seniors in Lisle, IL
If your elderly relatives need assistance with running errands, we will create a schedule to ensure that all errands are taken care of regularly.
Your loved one has the choice of accompanying our caregiver on trips to the grocery store, or they can choose to stay at home while we handle the errands. We generally help seniors with the following errands:
- Grocery shopping
- Medication pickups
- Non-emergency medical transportation
- Mail pickup
- Home delivery
- Wheelchair transportation
- General transportation assistance
Losing the ability to drive means losing the freedom to get yourself to important appointments or fun events with friends and family. We give your loved ones rides so they never miss any of the following:
- Doctor appointments
- Social events
- Family events
- Religious services
- Recreational activities
If your senior loved one has lost their ability to drive, that does not mean they need to lose their freedom.
We include our errands and transportation services with our overall senior care to ensure that your loved ones can get their errands done and get to their appointments.
We will also help carry items to and from the car and our vehicles are equipped for wheelchair transportation. All of our services offered with senior home care can be covered by long-term care insurance.