When looking for senior living communities in Texas, making sure that critical transportation services are available for older adult residents is crucial. Many seniors are concerned they will lose their independence when they give up their own car and start relying on a retirement home for transportation. In a senior living community like Westminster Place, that is not the case. Residents can take advantage of the transportation offerings to get them to social outings and important medical appointments. If you have questions on what kind of transportation services are offered in resident programs for seniors in Texas, give the Westminster Place team a call today at 903.329.6520.
Senior Living Offers Worry-Free Transportation
In your retirement, driving on your own may be something you also want to retire. So this can make getting to where you want to go a challenge. While a senior living community like Westminster Place offers most things you need right on-site, there will undoubtedly be times when you will want to venture out to meet friends, have dinner with family, get some shopping done, or get to an off-site doctor appointment. That’s why most senior living communities in Texas will offer complimentary transportation in addition to our other resident lifestyle services.
Whether you have chosen to give up driving or you’re physically unable to do it any longer, it’s best to leave it to someone else. As you age, your reflexes are not as sharp, and your eyesight suffers, so letting others take the wheel for you is your best bet. Slower reflexes and worsening vision may prevent them from confidently taking the wheel. Driving can be downright dangerous for those suffering from memory loss because of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. While friends and family may offer to give you a ride when you need it, it’s nice to know you have the option of transportation through your senior living community so that you do not have to burden others.
What To Look for in Senior Transportation Services
Asking about the transportation options should be one of the first questions on your list when looking at a senior living community. It’s a top priority to be able to get residents where they need to go safely and securely.
Senior transportation services should:
- Be available to you regardless of your mobility requirements
- Provide door to door service
- Be easily accessible
- Have the option to schedule ahead of time
- Be safe and secure
- Employ licensed and insured drivers
- Make sure you feel comfortable getting to appointments off-site
- Offer rides any time of day
Senior transportation services are a safe and flexible option for senior residents in a retirement community. In addition, emergency transportation services are available if needed at any time of day.
Westminster Place Offers Peace of Mind for Seniors in Texas
The Westminster Place team works every day to ensure that residents have the best retirement experience possible and receive the best care and services while in residence. A smile on a resident’s face is the best compliment. When transportation – or any service – is requested or required by a resident, it’s the team’s responsibility to make sure the request is granted in the safest, most effective way possible. At Westminster Place, residents are family, not just a name.
The five core principles that the entire Westminster Place team operates under are:
The Westminster Place community offers opportunities to socialize, pursue hobbies, and take on new adventures through readily available transportation services. Give our team a call today at 903.329.6520 to learn more about all of the senior living options available to you.