Getting around is important for those who may no longer be able to drive or venture out alone. Transportation services for seniors can help with mobility limitations that compromise their independence.
If it’s difficult to find time to transport your loved one(s) to appointments and other daily activities, our caregivers are here to help. Transportation services for seniors is part of our comprehensive care approach that aims to help the notion of aging gracefully and comfortably at home.
In many cases, mobility limitations keep seniors from participating in social activities, accessing important medical services, or carrying out basic errands. Loss of mobility is multi-factorial, and can be the result of recent surgery, medical condition, declining health, or simply due to losing a driver’s license. Everyday activities such as going to the bank or visiting with family provide a sense of self-sufficiency, control, and positive mental health, which is why accessible transportation is so essential.
We can safely transport you or your loved one to the following:
Hairdresser, Government services, etc.
Family or Friends Homes
At InCasa, we believe companionship is of utmost importance to seniors and others who are receiving care. The strong link between social isolation and overall well-being highlights the importance of companionship for seniors.
People (most often seniors) who live on their own, especially those with chronic illnesses and limited mobility, are at an increased risk of feeling socially isolated. It’s not just an unpleasant or uneasy feeling – social isolation has been shown to have detrimental mental, physical, and even emotional effects. Seniors who report feeling lonely are at greater risk of dementia, cognitive decline, heart disease and depression. Seniors who note that they are feeling socially isolated are also more likely to engage in behaviours that are unhealthy (such as smoking or living a sedentary lifestyle). On the other hand, seniors who report having high levels of social support have a greater sense of control, better self-esteem, and stronger coping strategies. They’re also more likely to engage in healthy behaviours.
How Caregivers Help with Companionship
Caregivers often become companions, whether intentionally or due to the ongoing interaction they have with the seniors they care for. When seniors and their caregivers develop and enjoy deep friendships, it can create feelings of well-being, happiness, and security. It can also help to make activities like exercising and healthy eating more enjoyable.
Caregivers providing companionship can help the ones they care for participate in their communities or enjoy social events. How? By supporting their transportation and health care needs, along with daily communication.