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My mom is in a hoveround and no longer can get into our vehicles for any doctor visits. Not sure how to solve this problem along with burnout and a million other things I have to deal with. Please help.

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Artgirl: Your first line of defense/help would be to contact your town's COA.
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Here in Tennessee it is East Tennessee Human Resource Agency . I hope they may have one there also . It is a government program I believe that has a bus to take people to doctors visits etc...
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In your community or where you reside there should be a ETHRA office . They have one here who the goverment funds for rides to doctors offices etc.. Try calling your local health dept . or search on line for other ethra offices in your state or area .. Hope it helps .
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gladimhere, I've called Aging Wisely in the past and received help by getting referrals and information at no cost. I looked at respite care and it appears you are right. There are fees to be paid, though there are several links regarding help to pay for respite care at the site I give here: http://www.agingwisely.com/what-will-respite-care-cost/ The link I tried also had many links so it would be hard for me to research cost without a specific need.

I wasn't trying to name a free service agency. I was giving information about a helpful agency for a wide variety of elder needs. This area has a high percentage of older people needing help. Knowing who to call about a specific problem is valuable information.
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Sue, I found aging wisely. It sounds like a service that is paid for. They have geriatric care managers, nurses and such. The Area Agency on Aging is a free service, paid for with grants, etc to help you find low or no cost resourses. Maybe Aging Wisely does the same? Are they funded by government grants?
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I mentioned Aging Wisely because I've found them as a good resource location service in West Central Fl. That doesn't mean they are the best specifically for transportation for the disabled, simply that they are quite good at locating resources for you to contact for all kinds of needs. Their listings take up 7 pages if you use Google as a search engine. I quit looking after 7 pages, the listings continue beyond that. There are other agencies to contact also.
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I am not sure you found the right place. Check this out.
http://agingcarefl.org/
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See this post:

Where to find a transportation service,
https://www.agingcare.com/questions/where-to-find-transportation-service-185085.htm?cpage=0&cm=509059#509059

As an added comment, linehaul buses can have wheelchair lifts, but the routes are fixed. Small bus routes are flexible, meaning that the bus can come to your mother's house and deliver her directly to her destination, although that may be dependent on the radius from the house. In my area, the buses are limited to a 10 mile radius.

You can also contact your local senior center; sometimes they have contractual arrangements with the local transit agency to use one of the small buses.

There are also specific wheelchair lifts that can be attached to a vehicle. I saw one being used in a parking lot. I don't know anything about the cost though.

Handicapped equipped vans are available with wheelchair lifts but I suspect they're very, very expensive.
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Glad you found them. They are called different things in different areas. Hope they are able to help.
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In my area in Florida the agency is called "Aging Wisely".
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Call the Area Agency on Aging in your area. They are a wealth of information. You can find them on this site as well. Try using the search function above.
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