Delaware County Home Care Provider Neighborly Home Care Warns Families to Be Cautious About Senior Transportation Options
July 31, 2017 – Ardmore, PA – “Crowdsourced” ride-hailing applications such as Uber and Lyft are becoming increasingly popular. However, Neighborly Home Care – a Delaware County home care provider – wants families with dependent elderly loved ones to be aware that better options are available for senior transportation.
Whether senior loved ones are local or long distance, they may sometimes need transportation that you are unable to provide and you want to know that they are safe. Home care providers are about more than just in-home care. They also provide a range of transportation services which enables seniors to maintain independence as well as safety.
Benefits of Securing Transportation Through a Delaware County Home Care Provider
Families know the driver. Home care providers will communicate with families, so they know who is transporting their loved ones. With ride-hailing, anyone could be providing the ride, and the drivers would likely be different each[...]
Senior citizens face many serious problems when driving. Aging slows reaction times and reduces vision, especially at night. As a result, drivers over the age of 70, and especially those 85 and older, have the highest rate of fatal accidents in the United States, injuring more than 200,000 seniors a year in 2012. An average of 586 older drivers are injured every day, according to the CDC.
The available data studying patient outcomes in the elderly is increasingly showing that the elderly should have a companion accompany them to the doctor. An even better option is to have the same companion for every trip.
At least 1/3 of the elderly are now bringing companions on doctor’s visits, and that number is expected to keep increasing. After all, it is easy to see all the ways this is better for them: