There are many benefits that home care support services can offer aging and disabled clients. They not only provide physical assistance so seniors and disabled adults can perform a number of basic tasks and still manage their own care within the comfort of their home, but some also provide transportation.
This is not a hard and fast rule.
In other words, not every caregiver or every agency is going to offer transportation to elderly and disabled clients. However, this could be an integral part of the services that are provided, especially for aging and disabled clients who are incapable of driving or even those who may still have their license but don’t feel safe behind the wheel.
Where could these aides drive their clients?
Most of the time home care aides who do offer transportation bring their clients to the store to do some shopping or to doctors’ appointments. However, some also offer a ride to visit with friends, to go to the park, to head to the local senior center where they can engage in various activities with other peers, and even to special points of interest.
Every situation will be different.
For those looking into home care as a viable option, it’s important to speak directly to the agency and find out the breadth and scope of transportation services, if they are provided. There are numerous benefits that home care aides can offer that even if they don’t happen to provide transportation, seniors and disabled clients will enjoy numerous benefits beyond that simple service. After all, in most communities across the country there are invaluable other options that can help seniors and disabled adults get to whatever destination they have in mind.
Some of the key benefits home care does provide beyond transportation is physical support so clients can continue taking care of themselves as much as possible. They also allow these individuals to remain in the comfort of their home as opposed to moving to a different facility or even in with family or friends. Many experienced home care aides also encourage their clients to stay as active as they want to be, within reason and within their physical capabilities.
Most people who initially discounted the benefits of home care and who ultimately chose this for short or long-term options, discover that quality of life, safety, and comfort of home improved dramatically when relying on experienced home care aides. If transportation is a crucial component of those services, simply speak to the administrator or somebody else at the agency and find out what options are available.
If you or an aging loved one are considering professional Home Care Services in Memphis TN please contact the caring staff at Personal Care Services MidSouth, LLC. Call today! 901-443-1191.
Walter has spent the last five years building PCS MidSouth into a premier Home Care Agency.With three locations in the MidSouth providing services to clients in three states: Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama.The company is poise for growth and is expecting to expand its territory in the MidSouth.
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