Getting there safe and sound!
Do you think that you are the person in your care may be a high risk driver? If it seems it is no longer a safe way to get around, don’t worry. There is a network of transportation services, public and private, that will pick up the disabled and the elderly at their homes.
Community transportation services may be provided by:
home health care agencies
the local American Red Cross
the Area Agency on Aging
local public transportation companies
NOTE: Many states ensure transportation to necessary medical care for Medicaid recipients. Check with your local Medicaid office to see if you qualify.
Quick Travel Checklist
When traveling with a person with a chronic condition follow these tips:
Be sure the travel plans are mentioned to the doctor.
Bring more medications than needed, along with a list of drug names and dosages. Also bring a list of all medical conditions.
Write the primary care doctor’s phone and beeper numbers on the health insurance card, along with the date of the last tetanus injection.