Many elders associate driving their vehicle as a sense of freedom and independence, just as it felt when we all got our driver’s license. As our senior parents or grandparents age, their driving skills may decline such as:
- Worsened night vision at night
- Slower reaction time
- Tougher time judging the distance between oncoming cars
If you start noticing your aging family with any of these traits, it may be a good idea to either talk to them about transportation plans in the future or discuss options for them to get to where they need to go every day.
As the Department of Health and Human Services brochure, Before You Give Up the Keys Create a Roadmap for Transportation Independence states, there are these alternative options:
- Public transit (such as the Metro bus or TANK bus)
- Specialized transportation or paratransit for the elderly and disabled
- Volunteer transportation
- Transportation with assistance
- Private-pay transportation ( such as taxis, Uber and Lyft)
Transportation is one of the biggest issues seniors face and our in-home senior care service can help. Family Bridges can not only provide care for seniors in the comfort of their home, but we also help provide light transportation if needed such as going to the grocery store or doctor’s appointment.
Contact us today at (888) 900-0048 to discuss how our caregivers can provide senior transportation services in Cincinnati, Dayton and Northern Kentucky.