How To Choose The Right Senior Transportation Company
As we age, it can become harder to get out and about. Driving can be difficult as our vision decreases and carrying heavy groceries can become burdensome. Many Seniors turn to transportation companies as their main mode of transportation. It can often be cheaper than maintaining a personal car and you can let someone else do all the work for you.
There are hundreds of transportation companies that cater to the Senior community. How do you choose the best one? There are a few guidelines you should ask each company to find out if they are right for you.
- Find out the qualifications the company has. Find out how much experience the drivers have. You want drivers who are comfortable with driving large vans or buses. You also want drivers who understand the special needs that Seniors may have. Also ask about the training the drivers received. They should have CPR training, basic first aid training and defensive driving training.
- Ask about the quality of their buses or vans. Other than the required yearly inspection by the state, how often do they inspect their vehicles? Find out if the vehicles are equipped to handle wheelchairs. All vehicles should have air conditioning and heating.
- Don’t be afraid to ask around for referrals. They are often a good indication about the quality of the transportation company. Find out if their service is punctual. Many Seniors use this service to go to doctor’s appointments. They need a service that will get there on time. Find out if they specialize in Senior transportation. If so, they will likely be sensitive to Seniors’ special needs.
We at Freedom 2 Go Senior Transportation pride ourselves on our service. We work closely with nursing homes and assisted living services to provide quality service. Give us a call today, let us know how we can help make your life easier.