Transportation

Transportation services can lighten your caregiving load and help your loved one maintain independence.

You might be surprised by the number of ways there are to get a ride in your area. Different sources cater to the practical, medical, and financial needs of older adults.

Transportation options beyond regular public transit aren't always well advertised or organized, but information is available if you spend a little time looking for it. 

 

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Accessible

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Often operated by government or nonprofit public agencies, paratransit services provide vans and buses equipped to accommodate wheelchairs and other mobility devices.
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Medical

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Driver-assisted, non-emergency rides to and from hospitals and medical appointments are available in most areas, often for free or at low cost. Learn about services, eligibility, and payment options. 
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Senior (Senior Ride Program)

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Ride programs for older adults range from voucher-based systems that use standard taxi service to door-to-door "dial a ride" service provided by volunteers. 
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Tip

Make a list of phone numbers of taxi cab services, shuttles, bus routes or friends and family for your loved one to call if he or she needs a ride.

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