As people age some of the activities that they do every day may become dangerous. The activity that becomes the most dangerous for the elderly is driving. Senior citizens regularly develop vision problems and slow reaction time as they age which can create trouble behind the wheel. It can be difficult to tell when your elderly family members should give up driving but it is very important to get them to stop before they hurt themselves or others by causing an accident. If your family member routinely gets parking tickets or traffic violations, runs out of gas, gets lost driving or loses their keys, it is time to stop driving. You must sit down with your family member and have a conversation about giving up driving.
Our caregivers will meet with you and your loved ones to determine a transportation and errands schedule that meets their specific needs. We can take care of any necessary errands ourselves if your loved one would rather stay home.
The errands services we provide cover the following:
- Picking up prescriptions
- Grocery shopping
- Non-emergency medical transportation
- Wheelchair transportation
- Home delivery
- Organizing and delivering mail
- General transportation assistance
- Family gatherings
- Doctor appointments
- Social events
- Religious ceremonies
- Recreational activities
Driving provides an individual with independence and when a senior citizen gives up driving some of this freedom is lost. Our senior transportation and errands services help restore freedom to those who no longer drive with a much safer alternative to driving themselves. You can rest assured that our caregivers will handle the driving and even help load and carry items like groceries. If you have a family member who no longer drives but could benefit from transportation services, contact Assisting Hands to learn more about how we can help.