Do You Need A Ride?

Posted on: 26 June 2018

If you don't drive anymore, you are probably always facing the same question. That question might be, How am I going to get there? Whether it's to a lunch date, to a doctor's appointment or even when you're going on a trip, it's probably a lot more than a nuisance not to be able to drive your own vehicle anymore. Perhaps you're an elderly person who hasn't driven in years. Or, this might even be a temporary, but long-term situation. Either way, from depending on friends to take you to social affairs to finding wheelchair friendly medical transportation services, here are some things that might be a huge help to you when you need a ride.

First Things First

Of course, lunch dates might be a lot of fun, even a distraction from everyday life. However, they're not as essential as your health and well-being. For example, perhaps you have an upcoming doctor's appointment or even a standing weekly or monthly appointment with a medical professional. Of course, that trumps a lunch date, doesn't it? If you have family members or friends who are willing to take you to doctor's appointments, go for it and count yourself blessed. However, you might not be comfortable asking for a ride, and you might not be happy about the fact that your ride might have to sit in a waiting area for a long time while you wait for your appointment. In that case, think about arranging for wheelchair friendly transportation services that will drive you to every single medical appointment you have. In some cases, the service might even be free. 

Almost As Important

While your medical care is certainly on the top of your list, of course it is important for you to still be able to enjoy getting out of the house. After all, getting with friends and having a social life is good for your emotional health, isn't it? Let's say that you have been invited to a luncheon with friends. Don't hesitate to ask for a ride. Wouldn't you do the same for them if the roles were reversed? Perhaps you are more comfortable taking a taxi. If you do, be sure to tell the taxi service that you will need assistance because you are wheelchair bound. Maybe you have a portable wheelchair that travels well. Let the service know that, too. Consider using the same taxi service each time you'll need it.