Many of us have the ability to travel and go wherever we want, whenever we want at any time. Those who have mobility issues are not so lucky. We take for granted that we can get into our car and go wherever you want without much thought. But for many Americans, especially the elderly population, mobility is an increasing issue. It is important for elderly people and those with mobility issues to be able to make it to places like the grocery store. Just a simple shopping trip can be very difficult for someone with the mobility issues to accomplish. Additionally, a person's life can be in danger if they are not able to make it to the grocery store to buy food to feed themselves. We provide services to make sure that people with mobility issues are able to get rides to go shopping.
*Disclaimer - Please note that we do not provide emergency transportation services. If you have a life threatening issue, please call 911.
Medicaid is required by law to cover non-emergency medical transportation. Trips to the doctor for scheduled appointments and procedures are included in this transportation. Medicare on the other hand will only cover emergency medical. If you have chronic or debilitating illness then Medicare may provide coverage for non-emergency trips, however, this is often determined on the basis of the case. Other insurance companies will cover non-emergency transportation services in certain situations only. We can help you discuss with Medicaid what your needs are.
Your local Area Agency on Aging, or AAA, is an important resource for finding senior Transportation options. These offices are a great source of information on local state and federal benefits and other support programs for the elderly and those with disabilities or mobility issues. The goal of Area Agency on Aging is to provide and connect seniors with home and community-based services that help them get from one place to another without having to be placed in long-term care for as long as possible. Access to transportation has a huge impact on the ability to live independently, so many agencies will provide information on free and low-cost providers of transportation services.
Our company provides senior citizen travel training. Travel training programs are important because it can help you feel more comfortable using public transportation. These programs are free and provide you with a trainer who will spend time helping you practice get enough public transportation, calculate how much it will cost for you, and find discounts and work out routes and schedules.
There are many Rideshare programs that are available at a discounted rate for a senior citizen and those with disabilities. Faith-based and other nonprofit organizations will provide a ride service for Seniors. These services will very extensively and some may require membership in the providing organization. We can help you determine if a Rideshare program is right for you.