Jun 3, 2015 by Ron L'Heureux
Seniors who are no longer able to drive often feel as though their sense of freedom has been lowered. They’re unable to do things independently that they used to do, or they can no longer meet with old friends to catch up. If a family member constantly has to drive the senior, it could lead the elderly loved one to feel as though he or she is being a burden and lower their self-esteem.
Comfort Keepers® of Orange & Fullerton, CA provides full senior transportation services. As long as the senior can safely get into and out of a car independently, the caregiver can take the senior anywhere!
Some seniors have doctor appointments that they need to go to in the middle of the day when other family members may be working. Comfort Keepers’ senior care transportation services gives seniors the freedom to schedule appointments when it’s best for them. The caregiver will take the senior to and from the appointment no matter what time of day it is.
Seniors can also continue doing daily or weekly tasks for themselves that they may have stopped doing without the ability to drive. For example, many seniors enjoy going to the grocery store weekly to pick out their own food or going shopping for new clothes. With Comfort Keepers senior transportation services, seniors have the freedom to go wherever they want to go, on their own schedules.
Caregivers can also take the senior to enjoy a meal out together or drop the senior off at a friend’s house or local recreation center for game night. Seniors have the freedom to do activities out of the home whenever and wherever they want with Comfort Keepers senior transportation services.
By utilizing Comfort Keepers senior transportation services, seniors will feel less dependent. They can continue doing everything they used to do, but with a little help from Comfort Keepers, they will be safer doing it.
Did you like this article? You might also be interested in some great activities that seniors and caregivers can do to stay active to help maintain their independence. Or, if you have questions about how Comfort Keepers might be able to help you, please get in touch with our local office near you!