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Affordable Transportation Options For Seniors

As our loved ones age it may start becoming more difficult for them to get around on their own. While nobody wants to give up the freedom that comes with driving themselves wherever they want or need to go, there may come a time when doing so isn’t a realistic option anymore.

It’s important for seniors to remember that just because they may not be able to drive themselves around anymore doesn’t mean they have to be a prisoner in their own homes. In fact, keep reading to learn about some affordable transportation options that are available for seniors.

Public Transportation

Many cities and towns throughout the United States offer low-cost or even free public transportation options for seniors including several here in South Florida. Buses and trains are usually equipped with ramps or lifts for easy accessibility, and they provide a convenient way to travel within the city or even to neighboring towns. Public transportation also allows seniors to socialize with others and stay connected with their communities while on the move.

Ride Sharing

Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft have revolutionized the transportation industry and have become popular options for seniors. These services offer convenience and flexibility, allowing seniors to request a ride with just a few taps on their smartphones. Additionally, they are often way more cost-effective than taxis or other forms of private transportation.

For those interested in ride-sharing but aren’t sure how to use the apps, programs such as Social Savvy Seniors are available to show you how to download these apps to your phone as well as use them whenever needed.

Friend, Family Member, or Loved One

Many seniors have a strong support network of individuals who are willing to lend a helping hand when it comes to transportation needs. Asking a loved one for a ride can not only save money but also provide an opportunity for quality time together.

If you are relying on a friend, family member, or loved one to get around, it’s important to provide plenty of notice so that the person giving you the ride can plan accordingly with their schedule.

Transportation Services

There are also many transportation and home health care services out there that provide door-to-door transportation specifically for seniors who may live on their own.

These services can take you anywhere you want to go including the grocery store, the pharmacy, doctor’s appointments, the mall, the movies, social gatherings, and anywhere else you may want to go.

Independence Home Health Can Help with Your Transportation Needs

At Independence Home Health we know just how important it is for seniors to still be able to get around, even if they can’t drive themselves anymore. That’s why we offer transportation services in addition to the many other in-home healthcare services we provide to seniors who still want to live on their own but may need a little extra help.

For more information about our transportation services, or any of the other senior services we offer, contact us today.

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