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How do I find a driving service for parents?

My mother was recently in a car accident and my father can't drive. I'm trying to find a car service that will pick them up and take them to doctors' appointments, grocery stores, etc., and bring them home. I have made a couple of online inquiries. Any suggestions are appreciated.
Status: Open    Apr 09, 2016 - 12:31 PM

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Apr 16, 2016 - 07:55 PM

In addition to public transportion and cabs, I recommend calling your local transportation authority. Many cities have services for people with disabilities that will be able to pick them up. Other cities has services such as a "Senior Traveler" that provides the exact service you described. Contact your local senior center and more than likely they will have some recommendations that some of their members utilize.

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Apr 12, 2016 - 08:57 AM

There are a couple avenues that might be possibilities. Many home care agencies are able to help with errands and do transportation for your loved one. Sometimes though, this can be a little costly. Another option would be calling your local Area Transportation Authority. They very often have a bus that will transport seniors for a nominal cost. Sometimes local ambulance companies have non-medical, non-emergency transportation services that can help your loved one get to and from appointments. Finally, your local senior center or agency on aging may be able to direct you to other local agencies that offer low cost transportation for seniors.

May 02, 2016 - 12:13 PM

There are some voulenteer groups that will also drive people to the store or doctor appointments. Check with a local senior agency or even your church. You can do a quick internet search, type in Senior volunteer agency and your location. See what comes up as far as organizations.
Many areas have public transporation that is free or reduced in cost for seniors and in particular seniors that are disabled.
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