Senior Transportation Services

Easy, affordable, and reliable on-demand transportation

Never miss a doctor’s appointment again. With our senior in-home caregiving services, we can arrange safe and reliable non-medical transportation for you to get to a medical appointment, meet friends or family or just run an errand. We can even accompany you.

Whether you’re going to the doctor, or out to visit friends, let us get you there safely and with ease.

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Why Include Transportation in Caregiving Services for Elderly Loved-Ones?

Fatality Rate for Senior Drivers is 4x Higher than for Teenagers

People over the age of 65 represent 13% of the total U.S. population but account for 18% of all traffic fatalities. As the older population in this country continues to grow, drivers aged 65 and older are expected to account for 16% of all crashes and 25% of all fatal crashes. After the age of 75, the risk of driver fatality increases sharply because older drivers are more vulnerable to both crash-related injury and death. Three behavioral factors in particular may contribute to these statistics: poor judgment in making left-hand turns; drifting within the traffic lane; and decreased ability to change behavior in response to an unexpected or rapidly changing situation.

Up to 40% of Seniors Miss Medical Appointments Due to Lack of Transportation

For people without access to private transportation, getting to medical appointments can be a challenge, especially if they have chronic conditions that require frequent appointments. One study found that trouble with transportation led patients to forgo their cancer treatments. A second study found that up to 51% of patients reported that lack of transportation is a barrier to health care access. Another study reported bus users were twice as likely to skip appointments compared to car users. Finally, a Harvard University study found that 21% of older drivers miss out on activities they enjoy because of driving limitations.

Better Accountability

Most people under 65 are unwilling to talk to their parents about when it’s time to stop driving. About 40% of adult children say they’d rather discuss funeral arrangements with their parents than whether it is safe to drive themselves. About 29% of adult children believe a doctor is the best person to determine when it’s time to stop driving, while 25% said it was a family decision and 23% thought the government or local department of motor vehicles should make the determination. When no one wants to be the decision maker, older adults are left to make the decision for themselves, many times with fatal consequences.

Also, having a nurse or patient advocate familiar with your loved one’s medical history and condition in the room during a medical appointment ensures greater information sharing, accountability, insight and perspective , especially when Family Tree has been caring for your loved one day-to-day with insights into critical information collected in the “blind spots” between doctor visits.

What We Do

We’ve cared for thousands of families, including our own, and know that it can be overwhelming to care for a loved one. 

Let our team of experts make it easier for you.

The aid that took care of our parent was wonderful. Not only did she provide physical care, but she was also a trusted companion.

~ Darlene, Houston, TX

Awarded & Recognized

Trusted In Our Community
Lousheka
Lousheka
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Family Tree has excellent services... My grandmother has been receiving excellent care from start to finish! I highly recommend them!
 Kim Gebron
Kim Gebron
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Our Care Manager, Kara Rose, was phenomenal! She was readily available for questions and staffing. Her communication skills are excellent. The caretakers were, for the most part, well trained, followed instructions, and were very caring and loving. This is our second time using Family Tree and we highly recommend their in-home care services.
 Eugene Ping
Eugene Ping
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I would highly recommend Family Tree for the needs of parents that my need a little extra help. Every employee that came to help with my parents were dedicated to their needs and very professional which brought great comfort to myself and my sister’s who couldn’t be with our parents 24 hours a day. I want to personally Thank You for all you have done for my parents. Your company goes above and beyond what was expected! If needed again, I will certainly call on Family Tree without a second thought!
Marty Block
Marty Block
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Wow! Family Tree relieved the tremendous anxiety we felt when we first realized we needed to have in-home care. Family Tree assured us of, and provided, most helpful, compassionate and caring people. They contributed greatly to our recovery, and provided the services needed. Family Tree's services are sincerely appreciated!
Nick Vafiadis
Nick Vafiadis
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[Caregiver] was a very tender hearted caregiver who was a great source of comfort and love for our loved one during a very difficult time. Her compassion and care was exceptional. She is an angel. Our other Family Tree angel [Branch Staff] along with a very caring and supportive staff we’re amazing blessings to our family. Thank you Family Tree.
Mary Ornstein
Mary Ornstein
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I was blindsided with a failed colon; 3 surgeries in 4 months, I hired Family Tree Private Care to get me back on my feet! Sick, underweight, malnourished, I received the most outstanding nursing care from day one! All the unexpected issues from caring for an ileostomy to getting my nutrition back, their attention to detail and knowledge was impressive. [Branch Staff] are why I am traveling to my sons football games again and playing tennis! Thank you Family Tree for nursing me back to health! Forever grateful to you for the nurturing, incredible care and encouragement during a difficult time for me and my family!
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