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Transportation Services for Seniors

transportation services for seniors greater sudburyReliable Transportation Services for Seniors is hard to find! We provide transportation to our clients who receive care.

Numerous difficulties can arise when your loved becomes unable to drive themselves around. Whether it’s traveling to the store, a social event, or to a doctor’s appointment, finding comfortable, safe, and trusted sources of transportation can be challenging.

Retire-At-Home in Greater Sudbury can help to make sure your loved ones don’t have to miss out on any of the activities they enjoy. We offer safe transport and enjoyable companionship in attending favourite events, arts and cultural programs, social and charity functions, religious services, and more.

Our caregivers can also be responsible for transporting individuals to and from the hospital, doctor’s office, or treatment center, while also providing services and support while there. In addition, we will help your loved one pack for visits and run errands on the way.

Driving Options and Related Costs:

With regards to the costs of transportation, and ensuring proper vehicle insurance is in place, there are a few important notes to consider. Caregivers can accompany clients on outings and appointments in 3 different ways:

  1. Accompanying the client in a taxi or other third-party transportation company.
  • When a caregiver accompanies a client in a taxi, the client will pay the normal cost for the caregiver’s time.
  • The client also pays for the cost of the taxi.
  • If arranged in advance, the Retire-At-Home caregiver can pay for the taxi, and the cost can be added to the client’s regular invoice. There is no upcharge on the taxi cost from Retire-At-Home.
  1. Driving the Client in the Caregiver’s Vehicle
  • Many of our caregivers have a vehicle that they use to get to and from work. Just because a caregiver has a vehicle, does not mean they have the proper insurance to drive a client as a passenger.
  • If a client would like to have a Retire-At-Home caregiver drive them to and from appointments in the caregiver’s vehicle, Retire-At-Home will ensure the proper insurance is in place before booking the shift for an outing.
  • When caregivers use their own vehicle to drive a client, the client will pay the normal hourly rate for the caregiver, as well as a modest per-kilometer charge to cover gas and wear-and-tear on the vehicle.
  • Retire-At-Home has a special waiver form that must be signed once in advance of taking this service.
  1. Driving the Client in the Client’s Vehicle
  • Many seniors own their own vehicle, but are no longer capable or willing to drive it themselves. If the client chooses, the caregiver can drive their vehicle for the outings and appointments.
  • In situations like this, Retire-At-Home will request a copy of the client’s vehicle insurance which will cover additional drivers.
  • Retire-At-Home will obtain a copy of the caregiver’s valid drivers’ license.
  • The client will pay the normal hourly rate for the caregiver, and there are no additional charges to the transportation.
  • Retire-At-Home has a special waiver form that must be signed once in advance of taking this service.

Extended travel escort and assistance is also provided. We will help and support loved ones as they fly to visit family, attend important family events and social functions, or move out of the area. We can take on the task of managing all of your travel arrangements, assisting you through security, and providing companionship throughout the journey, to make sure that you arrive to your destination safely and at ease.

Contact us today to discuss the home care needs for you or a loved one in Greater Sudbury, or to book a free Nurse Consultation.

We proudly serve the following communities in and around Greater Sudbury:
Greater Sudbury, Whitefish, Chelmsford, Azilda, Lively, Copper Cliff, Espanola, Nairn Centre, Wahnapitae, Blezard Valley, Walden, Val Caron, Hanmer, Dowling, Flour Mill, Southend, Webbwood, Worthington, Naughton, Little Current, Donavan.

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