Driving allows seniors to remain independent. However, motor functions, reaction times, and vision and hearing tend to decline as we age, making driving difficult for many seniors. Below we will discuss some alternative transportation solutions if you or your loved one cannot drive or choose not to drive anymore.
There are both pros and cons of using public transit to get around. Some benefits include simply not having to drive, saving money, and the possibility of avoiding traffic. However, there are many disadvantages such as long wait times, unreliable service, crowded conditions, and can be generally confusing to navigate, especially for a senior or someone who isn’t familiar with these services.
Ridesharing is a service that matches passengers with drivers for one-way transportation on short notice. Ridesharing services are convenient and easy to use. However, you won’t know who the driver is and there may be “surge pricing” meaning that prices increase during periods of increased demand.
Senior-focused transportation services can help you or your loved one get to and from medical appointments, family gatherings, restaurants, and grocery stores even if they are no longer able or want to drive. Senior transportation services provide a safe and trustworthy way for seniors to get around.
We know that there is nothing more precious than your time. The Boom Health app allows you to book and manage your transportation needs in one easy-to-use platform, offering a professional, caring, and thoroughly vetted transportation service that will bring you peace of mind, getting you or your loved one where they need to go in comfort and safety. Find the app on the App Store or Google Play Store.
This article is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice or diagnosis. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.