Transportation can be a big issue for you as a caregiver. It’s not always easy or convenient for you to take your loved one everywhere they need to go.
However, missing out on doctor’s appointments, shopping trips, visits with family and social events can lead to a loss of independence and a sense of isolation, which can negatively impact health and wellbeing.
Depending on the situation, there are transportation options available for your loved one.
If they need to go to medical appointments you should consider:
If your loved one needs to grocery shop, run errands or attend social events there are a myriad of services you can consider, including:
Your local area agency on aging can help you learn more about the transportation options available to your loved one, and the rules and benefits applicable in your state. Finding the right transportation option can bring you peace of mind in knowing that your loved one is getting where they need to go.