The ability to drive is one of the primary things that gives us a sense of freedom and independence, and losing that ability can negatively affect feelings of autonomy. Unfortunately, driving abilities can decline over time, and oftentimes seniors driving can put themselves and others at risk of an accident. Whether it’s due to reduced eyesight, conditions such as dementia, or other health issues, seniors often need to rely on others for driving them to their essential appointments and shopping.
This type of transportation is called incidental transportation, and it is one of the services provided by compassionate caregivers at Advancare. We help seniors retain their feeling of independence and also help assist loved ones by providing transportation to attend religious services, medical appointments, and grocery shopping.
What is Incidental Transportation?
Even though homebound seniors often cannot drive, they still need a way to get to social obligations, family obligations, shopping, and doctor’s appointments. Although our elderly transportation caregivers are not a taxi service, we are still able to offer incidental transportation services to help get your loved one to important activities.
While sometimes your day can be planned out in advance, other days bring unplanned activities. Say your loved one’s friend calls them to meet for lunch, but they are homebound and cannot drive. This type of situation is where our incidental transportation services come into play. Your senior would simply call up our company and we would send one of our caregivers to take them.
Even though public transportation is available in Miami-Dade, it is not an ideal solution for elderly people who need assistance getting into and out of the vehicle and may have trouble understanding the scheduling. Elderly transportation from Advancare can help your loved one safely get to where they need to be.
Our Experienced and Trained Caregivers Provide Transportation Services
At Advancare, we employ only the most compassionate, most committed, and highly qualified caregivers to work as incidental transportation providers. Every one of our caregivers is carefully screened to ensure that we work with only the best, most caring individuals. In order to keep up with the evolving needs of seniors, our caregivers receive continuing education that is exclusive to Advancare.
What Can Elderly Use Our Transportation Services For?
The incidental transportation services provided by Advancare are available to help your loved ones get to where they need to go in a timely and safe manner. Here are a few of the different ways that elderly people choose to use our transportation services:
- Medical testing and procedures
- Doctors’ appointments and therapy sessions
- Visits with friends and family
- Hairdresser or barber appointments
- Grocery shopping
- General shopping
- Pick up prescriptions
- Religious services, lectures, movies
Reliable Miami-Dade Senior Transportation
Advancare is a locally owned and operated company that serves the entire South Florida region, including all of Miami-Dade. Our caregivers always put the safety and well-being of your loved ones first and foremost, and we are happy to arrange a transportation plan that fits everybody’s needs.
Contact us at (305) 441-9794 for more information.
Contact us to learn more about our transportation services.