About 600,000 older adults stop driving each year in the USA, according to the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging.
The ability to travel around Orando, going wherever we want whenever we want, is a freedom that most of us enjoy. We take for granted that we can slip behind the wheel of a vehicle and drive off without giving it much thought.
But as we age, routine outings like going to the grocery store, the library, social gatherings or doctor’s appointments have become challenges.
Transportation for seniors in wheelchairs Orlando
Family Members Filling The Gap
Many elders look to their family members to fill this gap but driving back and forth takes a great deal of time and money and causes significant wear and tear on a vehicle. Family caregivers seldom have the resources and ability to meet all an aging loved one’s transportation needs. Fortunately, there are many transportation and driving services available for elders who can no longer drive themselves.
Private Transportation for Seniors
This option is perfect if:
• Family members are unavailable.
• Require occasional travel and a minimal amount of extra assistance
• Live in rural areas without extensive public
• Travel late at night or during rush hours.
Non-emergent medical transport providers, such as Alkar Transport, use vehicles that are wheelchair accessible and provide door-to-door service with assistance from the driver who will help the passenger in and out of the taxi.
Wheelchair Accessible Transportation
Here at Alkar Transport, we offer non-emergency transit for seniors and people with disabilities and seniors in wheelchair accessible vehicles 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We also offer long distance and out-of-state transports upon request.
Drivers and customer service staff will happily provide you with a safe, relaxing ride, door-to-door assistance, and a simple reservation process. Specially equipped cars, will get you, loved ones, patients or clients around Orlando with ease.
“Quality of service” is the Number One reason our elderly clients cite for choosing Alkar Transport repeatedly. We always treat our customers with courtesy and respect while providing prompt and safe transportation.
Seniors hire us for wheelchair and ambulatory transportation for many reasons, including:
• Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
• Outpatient Appointments
• Medical Necessity
• Non-Emergency Hospital Visits
• Hospital Discharges or Transfers
• Outpatient Surgery
• Community Programs
• Senior Citizen Rides
You are driven by professionals specifically trained to work with seniors and individuals with disabilities. You can relax while the drivers do the driving.
Wheelchair transportation services
At Alkar Transport we understand that elderly transportation isn’t a luxury. For the elderly, it is often the only way to get around. Each member of our team takes pride in providing transportation services with an understanding, caring approach. We treat passengers with respect, keep wait times to a minimum, show up on time and get to and from destinations in a timely fashion — all while ensuring the complete safety of our passengers.
The passenger can stay inside their house while they wait for their ride. No standing on a corner waiting for a bus in the rain or hoping for a taxi when its 95-degrees outside. They will know exactly what car is coming to get them, when it will arrive, and who is driving. Then they can relax on the way to their destination.
We make it a daily habit to go above and beyond, providing that extra bit of help for wheelchair passengers. Our Transportation for seniors in wheelchairs Orlando include:
• Helping wheelchair passengers onto vehicle lifts and assisting them in getting on and off the vehicle
• Securely strapping in wheelchairs passengers so they can ride safely
• Assisting wheelchair passengers in navigating steps once out of the vehicle
• Pushing and lifting wheelchairs when necessary, ensuring they reach the door
• Carrying a passenger’s oxygen tank
Each driver has undergone thorough background screening, testing and hands-on training to ensure they can assist our passengers with the utmost care and service.
Our rigorous training program includes population-specific training in assisting the elderly, passengers with severe health conditions and those with mental and physical disabilities. Each FSR also completes courses in emergency preparation, First Aid, defensive driving and vehicle care.
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