Transportation Services for the Elderly and People with Disabilities
At Assisting Hands Home Care, we offer senior citizens who cannot drive and disabled individuals with transportation and errands services.
We have caregivers who will provide your loved ones with rides to medical appointments, family get-togethers, religious services, and more to make sure they don’t miss out on these activities and events.
In addition to providing transportation services, we can also run important errands, such as shopping for groceries, for your loved ones. With this service, your relative can maintain the freedom that driving provides.
When people reach old age, they tend to give up some activities, because they can’t handle doing the activity in a safe and effective manner. Driving is one of those activities.
Driving can be dangerous for elderly individuals, because seniors may have limited mobility or impaired vision. Both of those issues can cause one to have a slow reaction time, which hinders one’s ability to drive safely.
There are times when seniors will understand the need to stop driving, but there are also times when seniors don’t accept it easily. Elderly individuals may need convincing by their family to give up driving, and it is important to do just that when the time comes: when your elderly relative regularly loses car keys, runs out of gas, gets tickets, and/or becomes lost while driving.
However, when you speak with your loved ones about no longer driving, emphasize how dangerous it can be — for everyone — for them to keep driving. Furthermore, understand that, by giving up driving, seniors give up some of their independence. Knowing this, it is helpful to have an alternative to present to your loved ones. That way, elderly individuals don’t feel like they lose as much freedom.
Transportation and Errands in Wheaton, IL
With Assisting Hands Home Care’s transportation and errands services, we will develop a schedule for transportation and errands as part of their in-home care plan.
When our caregivers take care of errands, clients have the choice of coming with or staying at home. The following can be covered by our errands service:
- General transportation help
- Medical transportation (non-emergency)
- Prescription pickup
- Grocery shopping
- Mail delivery
- Home delivery
- Wheelchair transportation
One of the toughest parts about giving up driving is losing the ability to drive oneself to wherever desired. That’s why we offer transportation services, providing seniors with the means to make it to the following:
- Family events
- Religious services
- Doctor’s appointments
- Recreational activities
- Social gatherings
Personal Transportation for Senior Citizens — It’s Like Having a Personal Driver
When people have the ability to drive, they have the freedom to go wherever they want whenever they want to. As such, if seniors give up their ability to drive, then they also give up some of their freedom and independence.
With Assisting Hands Home Care’s transportation and errands services, we can help senior citizens get around to different places and activities and run errands without them ever having to get behind the wheel themselves. Furthermore, our caregivers assist seniors with getting in and out of the vehicle and help with loading and unloading items.