My Mother’s Physician Told Her That It’s Time to Stop Driving. Will In-Home Care Services Help with Transportation?
There may come a point in time when a senior citizen is told by their physician that they can longer operate a vehicle.
There are plenty of reasons as to why this may happen, especially if the senior citizen has been losing their vision or if they are suffering from a condition that makes it difficult to drive a car in the first place. Instead of risking an accident, it may be in the best interest of the individual to simply give up driving for good. If your mother’s physician has recently told her that she will no longer be able to drive, she may be upset. However, she does have several options.
In-home care services can help your mother with her different tasks. Regardless of where she needs to go, an in-home care assistant can take her to those places with no problem.
There is a huge difference between a taxi service and transportation that comes from the in-home care services.
While a taxi takes a person to and from their destination for a fee, the in-home care provider will help your mother get ready for the day. If she has an appointment, the in-home care assistant will stay with her the entire time. These transportation services are not just designed to take her to appointments. In fact, if she needs to go to the bank or simply wants to head on over to the mall, the caregiver will take here wherever she wants to go. Most importantly, she will never have to go to any of these different places on her own anymore.
In-home care is all about making life easier for senior citizens who could use the extra assistance. Your mother may be hesitant about this type of service at first, especially if she has been driving on her own for quite a while now. However, she will eventually get used to receiving the assistance, and she may even build a friendship with her caregiver, which is something that frequently happens.
For more information about how we can help with in-home care for your loved one in the Houston area, call 832-271-1600 or fill out our web form today!
Our Certified Nurse Aides, 24-Hour Live-in Assistants and Home Health Aides are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We also provide the security and confidence of 24-hour Telephone Assistance, so fast, reliable help is always available when it's needed. To learn more about our homecare services see our homecare services page.
Different people need different levels of homecare. To meet the requirements of our clients, At Your Side Homecare maintains consistent staffing levels of caring professionals. Homecare service is available for as little as a few hours a week, or as many as 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Latest posts by Donna Wrabel, LMSW (see all)
- Is Your Senior at Increased Risk of Diabetic Eye Disease? - November 17, 2017
- Could You Be Overlooking Some Home Modifications for an Aging Adult? - November 9, 2017
- Tips for Helping Your Senior with the Emotional Aspects of Stroke Recovery - November 3, 2017