If you have an elderly parent that can no longer drive themselves, it can be hard for them to get where they need to go on a daily basis. If you cannot drive your parent around regularly, they will need to find another way to get around. There are often local shuttles that your parent can use to get where they need to go. Use the guide that follows to learn how to properly use the shuttle service in your local area.
Find Local Shuttle Service
The first thing you need to do is find the local shuttle service for your area. You can often contact the Department of Motor Vehicles for your area to find out which shuttles run in the area.
Contact the Shuttle Service
Next, you need to contact the shuttle service (such as MacLeod's Shuttle Service) to find out what information they need to know to be able to take your parent where they need to go. You also need to find out that schedule of the shuttle so that your parent can schedule appointments around the schedule of the shuttle. Be sure to ask the shuttle service what items your parent can bring with them on the shuttle, so that he or she can know if they can bring a few bags with them onto the shuttle so they can use it when they need to go shopping, as well. You also need to be sure to find out the cost of the shuttle to ensure that your parent is able to afford the ride. See if you can buy a pass for your parent to ride as often as he or she wants without having to carry cash on them when they ride.
Inform Your Parent
After you get all of the information about the shuttle service, explain the situation to your parent. Be sure that they understand that they have to contact the shuttle service in advance to let them know that they are going to need a ride in the near future. Be sure to let them know that the shuttle only operates during certain times of the day so that they can schedule the things to do around the times that the shuttle runs.
You may need to help your parent with scheduling in the beginning to ensure everything goes smoothly. Be sure to be with your parent the first time that they take the shuttle so you can know that they are safe and know what to do when they get on and off of the shuttle.