The ability to drive allows one the freedom to get to where they need to go under their own power, whether it be something important like work or a doctor appointment, or for something fun like a family event.
However, many seniors may lose their ability to drive because of poor vision or slow reaction time makes it very dangerous.
While giving up driving is beneficial for the safety of seniors, it does take away the independence of providing their own transportation. If you have an elderly family member that refuses to give up driving, you need to have a respectful conversation with them about why it is best for them to stop driving.
One of the main reasons seniors do not want to give up driving is because they will lose the independence that comes with it.
It helps to have an alternative to offer to your loved ones when you have the talk about giving up driving, so they do not feel like they are completely losing that freedom.
Non-Medical Transportation Services in Hinsdale, IL and Surrounding Areas
At Assisting Hands Home Care, we provide errand and transportation services for seniors in Hinsdale and the surrounding areas who have given up driving. Our caregivers will make sure that your senior loved ones do not miss a doctor’s appointment or a family event and we will also run errands to pick up groceries and medication.
Through these services, your senior relatives will be able to regain some of the independence they gave up with driving. The caregivers of Assisting Hands Home Care will work with you and your loved ones to create a schedule to cover errands and rides to important events. When it comes to running errands, your loved one can stay at home while our caregivers run to the store to get groceries or pick up prescriptions. We can help your loved ones with the following errands:
- Grocery shopping
- Picking up medications
- Non-emergency medical transport
- Wheelchair transportation
- Mail pickup and delivery
- Home delivery
- General transportation assistance