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Seniors’ Transportation Services

seniors transportation newmarketAs we age, it becomes much harder to get around, especially when it comes to transportation. Our Transportation Services will get you to where you need to be!

Numerous challenges can arise that interfere with daily living when your loved becomes unable to drive themselves around. Whether it’s traveling to the store, a social event, or to a doctor’s appointment, procuring comfortable, safe, and reliable sources of transportation can be challenging.

Retire-At-Home can help to make sure your loved ones don’t miss out on any of the activities they want or need to participate in. We offer safe transport and companionship for attending events, arts and cultural programs, social and charity functions, religious services, and more.

Our caregivers can also transport individuals to and from the hospital, doctor’s office, or treatment center, while also providing services and support while there. In addition, we will help your loved one pack for visits and run errands on the way.

Driving Options and Related Costs:

With regards to the costs of transportation, and ensuring proper vehicle insurance is in place, there are a few important notes to consider. Caregivers can accompany clients on outings and appointments in 3 different ways:

  1. Accompanying the client in a taxi or other third-party transportation company.
  • When a caregiver accompanies a client in a taxi, the client will pay the normal cost for the caregiver’s time.
  • The client also pays for the cost of the taxi.
  • If arranged in advance, the Retire-At-Home caregiver can pay for the taxi, and the cost can be added to the client’s regular invoice. There is no upcharge on the taxi cost from Retire-At-Home.
  1. Driving the Client in the Caregiver’s Vehicle
  • Many of our caregivers have a vehicle that they use to get to and from work. Just because a caregiver has a vehicle, does not mean they have the proper insurance to drive a client as a passenger.
  • If a client would like to have a Retire-At-Home caregiver drive them to and from appointments in the caregiver’s vehicle, Retire-At-Home will ensure the proper insurance is in place before booking the shift for an outing.
  • When caregivers use their own vehicle to drive a client, the client will pay the normal hourly rate for the caregiver, as well as a modest per-kilometer charge to cover gas and wear-and-tear on the vehicle.
  • Retire-At-Home has a special waiver form that must be signed once in advance of taking this service.
  1. Driving the Client in the Client’s Vehicle
  • Many seniors own their own vehicle, but are no longer capable or willing to drive it themselves. If the client chooses, the caregiver can drive their vehicle for the outings and appointments.
  • In situations like this, Retire-At-Home will request a copy of the client’s vehicle insurance which will cover additional drivers.
  • Retire-At-Home will obtain a copy of the caregiver’s valid drivers’ license.
  • The client will pay the normal hourly rate for the caregiver, and there are no additional charges to the transportation.
  • Retire-At-Home has a special waiver form that must be signed once in advance of taking this service.

Extended travel escort and assistance is also available. We will help and care for loved ones as they fly to visit family, attend important family events and social functions, or move out of the area. We can take on the role of handling travel arrangements, accompanying you through security, and providing company throughout the journey, to make sure that you arrive to your destination safely and at feeling at ease.

For more information on your options for Seniors’ Transportation Services, please contact our office. We are pleased to help you under all the scenarios listed above.

Contact us today to discuss the home care needs for you or a loved one in York / South Simcoe, or to book a Free Home Care Assessment with our Nurse.

We proudly serve the following communities in York / South Simcoe:
Newmarket, Aurora, Alliston, Tottenham, Beeton, Cookstown, Bradford – West Gwillimbury, Holland, Landing, Schomberg, Nobleton, King City, Mount Albert, East Gwillimbury, Ballantrae, Georgina.

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