Please note – this is not a stand alone service. It’s offered only as part of our other home care services. This is not a taxi service.
At Assisting Hands Home Care in Glen Ellyn, IL, we provide senior citizens who cannot or do not drive with transportation and errands services. This is an important service that is included in our senior care plans.
We employ caregivers who will provide your elderly relatives with rides to family events and gatherings, doctor’s appointments, religious services, and other events so they do not have to miss any activities. In addition, we can also handle important errands, like shopping for groceries. By providing such services, we can help seniors maintain some of the freedom that comes with being able to drive themselves.
Senior citizens often have to give up particular activities when they reach old age because they cannot perform the activity in a safe, effective manner.
Driving, in particular, is one activity that many elderly individuals have to give up because many of them have limited mobility and/or impaired vision. These limitations can hinder their reaction time and make it dangerous for them to drive.
It is essential that you speak with your elderly relatives if they begin to lose their keys, run out of gas, get lost when driving, or receive tickets on a regular basis.
During such a conversation with a loved one, emphasize the danger presented by their driving. It is also important to understand that when senior citizens stop driving, they give up some of their independence. It can be helpful to offer an alternative solution when speaking about how they need to give up driving. By doing this, your loved ones won’t necessarily feel as though they’re losing as much of their freedom and independence.
Transportation and Errands in Glen Ellyn, IL
With Assisting Hands Home Care’s transportation and errands services, we will develop a customized schedule for your loved ones to cover the necessary errands and rides they need.
Additionally, elderly individuals have the choice to simply have our caregivers take care of their errands while they stay at home and relax. The following are among the activities we cover with our errands service:
- General transportation assistance
- Grocery shopping
- Home delivery
- Mail delivery
- Medical transportation (non-emergency)
- Prescription pickup
- Wheelchair transportation
One of the toughest parts about giving up driving is that seniors are unable to drive themselves to essential activities or appointments. We can help seniors make it to the following activities and events with our transportation services:
- Family events
- Doctor’s appointments
- Recreation activities
- Religious services
- Social gatherings
Personal Transportation for Senior Citizens — It’s Like Having a Personal Driver
Being able to drive offers people the freedom to go wherever they need to go whenever they want. As such, when seniors have to give up driving, it can feel as though they are giving up a lot of their independence.
Assisting Hands Home Care’s senior transportation and errands services in Glen Ellyn, IL give your elderly loved ones some sense of independence. They can still handle errands and make it to important events, and they’ll get there safer than if they drive themselves. Furthermore, we will help seniors get in and out of the car safely and help load and unload any items.