Silver Home Care Transportation Services
One of the biggest challenges facing families is the need for regular transportation for aging and disabled family members outside of home care services. Driving loved ones to doctor appointments, the grocery store, church services, and other important activities can be like a second job, and most home care services do not offer transportation, their duty beginning and ending at your loved one’s front door.
Social isolation is also a serious issue affecting our society’s most vulnerable. Research has shown men and women struggling with loneliness are at a higher risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, a weakened immune system, anxiety, depression, cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s disease, and death.
Studies show that people who engage in meaningful, productive activities with others, however, tend to live longer, report a more positive mood, and possess a driving sense of purpose, helping to foster a positive sense of well-being, and may improve cognitive functioning.
Silver Home Care understands the importance of providing members with reliable and safe transport for essential needs like grocery shopping and doctor visits, as well as fun and meaningful activities like a trip to the mall, weekly craft workshops, or worship services.
Certified home care aides drive and accompany members on outings up to 25 miles from their homes for a fee of .65 cents per mile. There is no charge for trips to the grocery store, other local errands, and doctor visits, unless trips exceed our standard allowance.
Silver Home Care transportation services help to preserve your loved one’s autonomy by ensuring that they continue to shop for groceries and other items, attend fun and meaningful activities, and remain engaged in their community, while also ensuring they attend vital appointments, such visits to the doctor, or for physical therapy.
Our home care aides provide transportation and accompany members to appointments and activities that include, but are not limited to:
• Doctor appointments
• The pharmacy
• Grocery shopping
• Salon and barber appointments
• Activities, hobbies, clubs
• Worship services.
In addition to everyday transportation needs, Silver Home Care appreciates the value of having transportation and accompaniment services for special events like weddings and graduation ceremonies. Our special event transportation and accompaniment services enable members to attend and enjoy special events, such as a grandchild’s college graduation, while also allowing family to enjoy the event without disruptions related to their loved one’s care.
Our home care aides provide transportation and accompany members to special events that include, but are not limited to:
• Birthday celebrations
• Family Reunions
• Holiday events
• Community events/festivals
We Are Here to Help
If you are struggling to find safe and dependable transportation for your aging, disabled, cognitively impaired, or special needs loved one to appointments, activities, and events, please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss how we can help.
Silver Home Care is proud Community Health Choices provider and accepts Keystone First, PA Health and Wellness and UPMC insurances.