Seniors will likely feel reluctant to give up the independence that driving offers. However they should be informed that as people age, some of the activities that they do every day may become dangerous. The activity that becomes the most dangerous for the elderly is driving. Senior citizens regularly develop vision problems and slow reaction time as they age which can create trouble behind the wheel. Other warning signs include traffic violations, parking tickets, accidents, getting lost, losing keys or running out of gas.
Before you talk to your family members about giving up driving, make sure you can provide an alternative that allows them to maintain some independence. At Big Hearts Home Care, we provide senior transportation and errand services to run errands and provide rides for seniors who can no longer drive.
You can rest assured that our caregivers will handle the driving and even help load and carry items like groceries. If you have a family member who no longer drives but could benefit from transportation services, contact Big Hearts Home Care to learn more about how we can help.
The caregiver will schedule errands with your loved ones to address their specific needs. Caregivers can take care of the necessary errands if your loved ones prefer to stay home.
The errands services we provide cover the following:
• Wheelchair transportation
• Home delivery
• Picking up prescriptions
• Grocery shopping
• Non-emergency medical transportation
• Organizing and delivering mail
Caregiver will help your loved ones get to the following events:
• Social events
• Religious ceremonies
• Family gatherings
• Doctor appointments
• Recreational activities and more
In a recent Stats Canada report, receiving care at home was a reality for 2.2 million Canadians or 8% of the Canadian population aged 15 years and over. In most cases, care recipients relied on the help of family and friends, though they often combined this care with help from professionals