Getting around can be tough for seniors. Transportation services are a vital portion of adult home care services. Living alone and independently can be difficult when you are unable to drive anymore. There are still doctor’s appointments, errands, and just the need to get out of the house for a while. For seniors who can’t drive, this can create a sense of frustration.
Transportation services are more than just a ride when seniors need it. The caregivers who are part of our staff are always licensed to drive and insured and are familiar with the Victoria and surrounding areas. This is just one of the ways that we are helping to make sure the seniors in our care have their needs addressed with our award-winning adult home care services.
Unlike taxi services or companies like Uber, our personal support workers not only will drive their clients around to much-needed appointments, pick up medications, or shopping, but they also stay on location the entire time. The process is much more like a friend taking your loved one somewhere and then staying until he or she is finished. For example, caregivers will not only drive but also provide the compassionate adult home care services that they normally do, just out of the house. At the doctor’s office, they stay and will be there to ask questions or take notes, ensuring that information is on hand for family or medical providers that may need to know about any updates to procedure or care.
Assisted transportation also allows for more opportunities for seniors to be social. Social interaction is an important aspect of adult home care because we know that these kinds of activities keep the minds of seniors engaged. It’s not uncommon to spot our caregivers with their clients at one of the local senior centres, enjoying programs, athletic activities, or even classes together. Getting out of the home encourages healthy activity and keeps the mind active, which can have a host of other beneficial effects as well.
Come and see what benefits adult home care can have in the life of the senior you love. You can find out more about our transportation services as well as many of the other amenities we offer by calling 416-800-2535 or filling out our Contact form.