Transportation Challenges Affect Older Adults
Utilizing transportation services when healing can make all the difference. When you have an injury, are recovering from surgery, experiencing chronic pain, or have limited mobility, performing simple tasks can be difficult. Things like house chores, grocery shopping, or driving to and from doctor’s appointments can prove to be a challenge. Even without injury or illness, transportation to doctor’s appointments and other scheduled events can be a challenge for many.
According to SeniorLiving.org, one-half of Americans 65 and older do not have access to public transportation. More than half of all non-drivers 65 and older stay at home in a given day because they don’t have transportation options. According to AARP, about 40 percent of caregivers spend at least five hours per week providing or arranging transport. Adults living in rural areas are particularly affected by limited transportation options. Some patients may find that they cannot afford regular transportation.
The truth is, arranging and paying for transportation can be stressful. However, there are some ways to find safe, adequate transportation in your area. This month we’re going to provide insight on how to safely get to your appointments at Scottdale Rehabilitation.
Scottdale Rehabilitation Offers Free Transportation to Patients
Physical therapy and rehabilitation are essential to your healing after injury or surgery. No patient should have to go without necessary medical attention due to a lack of transportation.
At Scottdale Rehabilitation, we understand your concern when it comes to arriving to your appointments on time. Many of our patients do not have the ability to drive or use public transportation to visit our facility. Walking up the steps of public transit could even be too much, depending on the injury, pain, or mobility. This is why we offer free transportation services to our patients receiving physical therapy or rehabilitation from us. Our dedication to your healing doesn’t stop at our licensed professional physical therapists. We want you to help you every step of the way to full functionality. Patients from the Scottdale, PA, region do not have to worry about how they will receive comprehensive rehabilitation and physical therapy services. You can rely on us.
Trust in Our Transportation Services as You Heal
When you enroll in physical therapy after injury, surgery, due to chronic pain, or more, it’s important to set boundaries for yourself to keep safe and healthy. Doing too much as you are healing can cause a relapse in your rehabilitation progress. In some circumstances, driving yourself to and from doctor’s appointments and other errands could cause unwanted injury or painful discomfort. Those in a close distance may find walking or riding a bicycle impossible. Instead of furthering your pain, speak with our team to arrange transportation.
If you’ve suffered injuries from a previous car accident, just the idea of driving again might send shivers down your spine. By utilizing Scottdale Rehabilitation’s free transportation service, or arranging for other transportation to your appointments, you can avoid unintended injury or pain. It’s important to be gentle with yourself to give your body time to heal.
Setting Up Your Ride Has Never Been Easier
With Scottdale Rehabilitation’s transportation services, setting up your ride has never been easier. Our professional staff can arrange to have you picked up for your appointment from your home, workplace, or other location. All you have to do is simply call our office at (724) 887-6615 at least 24-hours before your appointment and we will schedule your trip. It’s that simple!
Preparing for your ride and appointment with Scottdale Transportation is even easier. If this is your first appointment with Scottdale Rehabilitation, make sure you:
- Bring your health records from your doctor
- A list of any medications
- A list of any allergies
- Bring any questions or concerns you may have
- Bring your most recent insurance information
- Wear comfortable, nonrestrictive clothing (athletic wear)
During your appointment with Scottdale Rehabilitation, our professional and licensed physical therapists are knowledgeable and understanding. We can answer any questions or concerns you may have at any given moment. After your appointment at Scottdale Rehabilitation, our free transportation service can comfortably take you home. We offer our transportation services in hopes that your appointment with us is as hassle-free and convenient as possible. At Scottdale Rehabilitation, our focus is on your healing and success.
Safe Transportation Services With No Strings Attached
Whenever you are a patient at Scottdale Rehabilitation, our main focus is your health and wellness. Our dedication lies in your healing journey. That is why we offer our free transportation services with no strings attached. We want you to make it to your appointments to continue working on your overall wellness.
Our drivers at Scottdale Rehabilitation are courteous, prompt, and safe. You don’t have to worry about driving safety with us. Our screened and evaluated transportation drivers focus on only one thing, and that is ensuring you arrive safely to your appointment every time. We enjoy taking the worry out of getting to and from your appointments with us. Reach out today to learn more about our transportation services in Scottdale, New Stanton, Mount Pleasant, and the surrounding areas.
Are you looking for physical therapy and rehabilitation services in Scottdale, PA? Call Scottdale Rehabilitation at (724) 887-6615. To learn more about our facility, follow us on Facebook and check our website for updates. If you are struggling to find a way to our facility, give us a call about transportation services.