Disability Transportation Services Encourage Socialization

disability transportation servicesEducating disabled clients and their family members is essential in ensuring that homebound clients receive the quality compassion and care that they deserve. Many of these clients are not able to transport themselves, and the lack of this skill can lead to social disinterest and depression. However, when clients and family members are aware of different disability transportation services that are available for their loved one, the entire family can make an informed decision that will not only allow their loved one to get the transportation he or she needs, the client will also maintain or develop social interests.

The Disabled and Their Transportation Needs

Transportation is a lifeline that many take for granted. However, for a person with a disability, this lifeline becomes even more vital. Disability transportation services allow clients to access medical care, employment, school and community events. In fact, The Rehabilitation Act that was passed into law in 1973 prevents discrimination against people with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act that was passed in 1990 requires that all types of public transportation including commuter rail and bus are easily accessible by those who are disabled.

Unfortunately, even though these two federal laws have been passed, disabled people still face difficulties when trying to access public transportation. As a result, the need is even greater for those with disabilities to find safe and easy to access transportation services.

Disability Transportation Services: The Importance of Transportation and Socialization

Socialization has a very important role in maintaining a person’s quality of life. Research has shown that people who have at least one strong social network has a better quality of life, and live longer and healthier lives than those who do not have one. It has also been proven that these strong social ties can help prevent further cognitive decline and decline in functional ability as well. The old saying seems to be true “either use it or lose it”. Having regular social engagement can improve or maintain body systems.

Disability transportation services allow disabled clients to receive the services they need while also remaining in their homes without feeling isolated. A reputable agency can create a personalized plan to help meet the needs of your loved one.

Do you or your loved one need an outside source to help with transportation needs? Contact us for a free assessment and discover how our customized care plans will help your loved one maintain their dignity and independence while getting the compassionate and efficient care he or she needs.