No More Driving? No Problem! HopSkipDrive is Here for Senior Citizens
Written by Joanna McFarland
When Lisa S.’s 89-year-old uncle wasn’t able to drive anymore, she didn’t know what she was going to do. She’d been helping him out, but transportation was a real challenge. That’s when a friend suggested HopSkipDrive. Lisa says:
For older people, that higher level of care is really nice. It’s useful to be able to plan it in advance. I can give instructions to go to the front door. And I know if they don’t see him, they can call me.
As more and more of us find ourselves in the “sandwich” generation taking care of kids and our older relatives, the added stress can have a big impact. According to Talis S. who uses HopSkipDrive…
I have kids in high school and had seen it at our school and talked to some of the drivers. I love that I can schedule rides, I get notifications when they’re on their way, and know when she’s picked up. I appreciate all the same things I would for my 10-year-old. It’s just for my 90-year-old mother.
Our senior riders seem to love the freedom HopSkipDrive offers them, too. Lisa notes, “My uncle is still a vibrant, active guy. He likes to go out to lunch every day, but he’s not about to pick up a smartphone. I can set it all up and he likes that it’s just very simple.”
If you have an older loved one that isn’t driving anymore, a HopSkipDrive CareDriver may be the perfect transportation solution. All you have to do is add your senior riders to your account or help them set up their own account. Rides can be scheduled right through the app. However you want to do it, we’ll get them where they need to go! (Download the app here.)
In addition, we partner with organizations who help aging populations, particularly during COVID-19.