by Russell Butlere

Did you know that recent research has indicated that half of Australians aged over  65 experience feelings of loneliness? One reason for this is the absence of access to transport especially for older people living in remote areas. Fortunately, aged care transport services in NSW are accessible and offer aged people the right care providers that enable older people to stay connected with their family, friends and the community, by supporting them to get out and about to do the things they need and want to do. Having a transport service readily available can give consolation knowing that you can keep on heading off to the places you need to go, see the people you need to see and do the things that make you happy.

How does aged care transport work?

When you’ve organised an aged care transport service, you’ll be chauffeured around by a certified aged care worker and taken to any place you need to go – from an outing to the shops, a medical appointment, a visit to a friend, a dinner out or even a stroll on the beach to feel the sand between your toes. Regardless of whether it’s a short trip to get your weekly groceries or a day out at loved ones or family member’s wedding, transport services are available nonstop to keep you connected with your family, companions, and important places in your local anytime.

What should you expect when you book an aged care transport service?

You’ll feel like a VIP being personally chauffeured to your destination with an amicable, and qualified aged care worker, as your sidekick. They’ll even let you choose the radio broadcast, bring your friends along or take you to the drive-through for a coffee. The degree of help that you get is truly up to you – regardless of whether you’d like your care specialist to remain close by as you go to attend an appointment, a drop-off only service in case you’re heading off on a fantastic vacation or a pick-up service after a stay in a medical clinic – whatever option you pick, a care worker is there every step of the journey to help you. Care workers are trained and experienced in giving care and personal support, and can even help in choosing the ideal outfit and get ready for a special function, or ensure that you have everything packed for a perfect weekend getaway.

How do you go about availing of this facility?

It’s as simple as placing a call, the contact center’s staff will ask questions to help understand your requirements and at the same time provide details of the various services offered by them such as:

  • Various types of aged care services
  • Eligibility for services
  • How aged care needs are evaluated
  • Step by step instructions to find local services to meet your needs. Here is when you can confirm the type of aged care transport services that you want to avail.
  • Expenses of aged care services including free estimators.

The types of medicinal services/health-oriented ride secured through these programs incorporate non-emergent medical services, drug stores, senior centers, supermarkets, and socialisation opportunities. Through the services depicted above, older adults across NSW can acquire access to services that include mental, social, and physical wellbeing, which are all significant for achieving health and for expanding the nature of a sound life among the more older adults.

So if you have a family member or someone you know who could use services of Accuro home and community care, then all you need to do is get in touch with them.