Six Affordable Senior Transportation Options – via Daily Caring
March 23, 2017
Seniors need affordable transportation options
Affordable senior transportation is essential for maintaining independence and health. Without a reliable way to get to doctor’s appointments or buy food and household supplies, seniors can’t realistically remain in their homes as they age.
Social isolation is another big problem for seniors who don’t drive. It causes poorer quality of life and contributes to earlier death. Having access to affordable transportation keeps older adults connected with family, friends, and their community.
To keep seniors healthy and active, we’ve rounded up 6 local transportation options that help seniors get around.
Veyo is a company that partners with insurance companies and health facilities to provide non-emergency medical transportation that’s covered as an insurance benefit.
Best for: Seniors who need transportation to medical appointments and those who need a special vehicle to accommodate a wheelchair or stretcher
Price: Free, if the insurance company offers Veyo as a transportation benefit
How it works:
Ask your older adult’s insurance company if Veyo is one of their transportation benefits – if yes, they’ll help you schedule rides
Seniors and caregivers can’t sign up for the service or arrange rides – only a health organization partner can arrange rides