Recently available studies have established that older drivers are more likely than any other drivers to be in car accidents.

Some states are now making driving tests for older people or for folks who have been in three or more wrecks in one year, required. This is because elderly drivers are more vulnerable to either being injured or killed. Statistics show, our aging loved ones are more frequently in dangerous or fatal wrecks than any other ages. The only sensible way to safely and effectively be certain that the unsafe drivers are off the roads is for them to be obligated to take a test to see who should and who shouldn”t be driving. Some see this as inequity, while many others see it as a reassurance and a way to know that their loved one will be safe while on the road. Most people, especially those with elderly family members, are already cognizant of the possible risks.

casino Vorhees NJ” src=”×300.jpg” alt=”” width=”201″ height=”300″ />A great choice for keeping your older parent or loved one safe is to use a home care agency that will provide transportation. Home care agencies not only provide transportation but more to the point they present the opportunity for folks to keep their independence. This also helps prevent solitude and allows them to continue to get around to their own doctor appointments as well as run their own errands.

There are actually quite a few different ways to find out how to get assistance in your community. Contact your local Area Agency on Aging. If they do not offer transportation, they can help you learn more about your options in order to find someone who does. There are also door-to-door services in most areas and driver volunteers. The door-to-door service do require you to call and give them notice on what your plans are but this may offer the most range of flexibility.

However, if you are interested in paying a fee for each designated stop you should ask about a fixed route. The fees charged are discounted at senior citizen rates and in some cases are actually free. The option available with driver volunteers usually is a great option for people who need to be taken to a specific place at certain times such as doctor appointments or senior centers. For more information you can call the National Transit Hotline Toll Free at 1-800-527-8279, they can provide you with a list of local home care agencies that can help you find the right alternative to fit your specific needs.

For all of your home care needs in Vorhees NJ and the surrounding areas call and talk to us at Home to Stay Healthcare Solutions (856) 720-0081