The ability to drive brings with it a great sense of independence, and losing that ability can often make a person feel as though their independence has been lost.
Unfortunately, when a senior continues to drive, they are putting themselves and others in danger. The risk of an accident is greatly increased among seniors struggling with health conditions or who may be on medications that could impair their ability to drive.
Still, incidental transportation is important as they need to get to doctor’s appointments, go grocery shopping, attend religious services, and complete other daily activities. Family members may not always be able to provide a ride. Fortunately, Advancare offers senior transportation services.
Advancare’s caregivers can help seniors remain independent by providing incidental transportation and accompaniment to medical appointments, the pharmacy, salon and more.
Incidental Transportation Services Offered
Though public transportation is available in South Florida, this option is not always reliable or feasible for an elderly person who needs assistance getting it and/or out of the vehicle, has memory problems or suffers from health conditions that make taking public transportation a risky situation.
Transportation for seniors through Advancare can help your loved ones get to where they need to go in time and safely. Advancare can provide transportation for:
All Advancare caregivers have clear driving records and up-to-date vehicle insurance.
We understand that some seniors may not want to give up their right to drive. However, it is important to talk with your loved one about the risks and not wait until their abilities are in question.
To start, you may want ask if they are still comfortable driving or would like assistance. Some adults may not admit they are afraid to drive or are having difficulty navigating their car.
If you believe your loved one’s ability to drive is impaired, do not be confrontational. Instead, carefully choose the right time to have the conversation. Remain calm and focus on the risks rather than the person’s inability to drive. For example, focus on the risk of an accident and how it could impact them and their loved ones, like their spouse or grandchild.
Also, make sure you provide them with alternatives, such as transportation for seniors through Advancare. A senior may not wish to relinquish their driving abilities right away, but providing them with an alternative solution a few times a week may help them become more comfortable with using transportation services full-time.
Our Areas of Service
Advancare is locally owned and operated. Our caregivers are familiar with South Florida and always put you loved one’s safety first. Some of the areas we serve include:
- Fort Lauderdale
- Hallandale Beach
- Dania Beach
…and surrounding cities and towns.
Contact us to learn more about our transportation services.