How To Find Day-to-Day Transportion For Your Grandparent

Old age comes for us all, but when it happens to a beloved grandmother or neighbor, it can be hard to watch them lose their independence when they’re no longer allowed to drive. One way to help them restore their mobility is by arranging non-emergency transportation for their daily needs, but how can you be sure those drivers are safe? Here are a few methods for vetting strangers behind the wheel.

Look Into Their Driving Record

If they’re part of an official transportation company, these records should be on-file and accessible to any concerned party. If they’re working solo, they should still have no problem requesting them from the DMV and handing them over. Signs of hesitance mean there’s something on their record they don’t want you to see.

Know Their Radius

Some companies only travel within a specific area. Others will take seniors wherever they need to go, but additional fees will be charged for out-of-county miles. Before you work out your grandparent’s schedule, make sure you and the driver are on the same page concerning prices, routes, etcetera.

Read Their Reviews

Every driver looks pleasant on their website, but how do they behave in real life? Will they treat your grandpa with dignity and respect? Will they rush him through the store or scold him for taking too long with his doctor visit? Find out what past clients have to say about their services.

When it comes to the safety of the elderly, there’s no such thing as too much caution. Use these tips to find a reliable, responsible driver to get your grandparents back into the world and living free once more.

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