Getting to the store, picking up medications and visiting loved ones can become increasingly difficult as the years go by. Thankfully, transportation options for seniors are more readily available than ever before. Today’s options include private cars, group transportation and even delivery services. Let’s explore just a few of the many options you or your loved one have to get around town.
Ride Hailing Service:
Services like Uber and Lyft have made transportation a breeze. Simply download an app, connect a credit or debit card and hail a ride. With drivers available in almost every city across the country, you never wait long for a ride, no matter where you are. Looking to travel with a group? There are many options to select larger or more luxurious vehicles, providing a tailored approach to your transportation needs. Fees are calculated based on distance traveled and current demand for vehicles. An estimated cost is provided prior to booking.
Veyo is one of a few transportation services offered in conjunction with private and public health insurance companies. If your insurance company partners with Veyo, rides are offered free of charge. This service is designed to help seniors get to and from medical appointments ensuring safe travel during times of need.
Can’t make it out? Then home delivery may be the most convenient option. Virtually anything can be delivered at the push of a button. The local pharmacy, neighborhood hardware store and favorite restaurants could come right to your door. The proliferation of delivery business is booming thanks to companies like Amazon that deliver everything from groceries to clothing, toiletries, gadgets and more.
Transportation options vary city to city and state to state. To learn what’s available in your area, call your local Oasis Senior Advisor.