Having the independence to plan our own schedules, visit friends, and engage with our community makes life sweet and fulfilling – especially as we age.
That’s why Seniors At Home is pleased to announce that we have partnered with popular ride sharing service Lyft to provide safe rides for seniors and their caregivers anytime they need it.
For most Lyft users rides are arranged by using the Lyft “app” on a personal smartphone—but according to Pew Research more than half of U.S. older adults do not own this type of digital device. Through our partnership, Seniors At Home will now arrange Lyft rides for home care clients who do not have access to a smartphone or who prefer ordering their car by phone call. Rides can be scheduled ahead of time or arranged on an as-needed basis.
The partnership is also designed to benefit Seniors At Home caregivers; Lyft rides will be provided for caregivers who are unable to drive to a client’s home—particularly if they are needed urgently or on short notice.
Like Seniors At Home, Lyft is dedicated to the safety of everyone in our community, including providing safe rides for seniors. In order to make sure Lyft rides are safe and reliable, drivers are hand-selected and screened through comprehensive background checks and in-person interviews.
Access to reliable transportation is particularly important for older adults, as those who have given up their car keys and don’t have easy access to reliable public transportation face an almost doubled risk of depression due to the lack of independence and increased risk of social isolation.
Traci Dobronravova, Director of Seniors At Home, says, “We take great measures to ensure the safety and well-being of our clients. I’m very pleased that we can offer this service in order to help them access dependable and affordable transportation. It’s critical that they are able to live independently in their homes for as long as possible.”
To learn more about Seniors At Home’s Home Care services, call 415-449-3700 or contact us online.
For more information about Lyft, visit www.lyft.com