How do I get mom in the car?

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Hi, My mom has normal pressure hydrocephalus and limited mobility. So far, miraculously, I've managed to get her into the car through a complicated process involving wheelchair, walker, and my all-to-frequent injured body. But it's reached a point where I can't do it anymore. I bought a transfer board and a wheelchair with arms that flip up but she's still too heavy for me to slide. So far, all the places I've called for transportation assistance (places that assist with wheelchair vans), don't pick people up at private residences, only from nursing homes and such. I am not going to put her in a nursing home simply because I can't get her into the car for doctor appointments, but I'm stumped! Any ideas???

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I can't tell where you are. In the US?
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Candy; glad you found something. You don't have Ambulette service where you live? where I am, they will pick up anyone, for a fee.
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Thank you everybody for your sharing and ideas. Good news. I had all but lost hope calling places, but lo and behold, I found one. It sounds similar to the one Rainmom described. I fill out an application which the doctor signs, and she gets into a system where wheelchair accessible vans will pick us up. I'm in MA and it's called SRTA. Phew! It's amazing that with all the places I called, no one told me about this. Three cheers for dogged determination! Thanks again you guys.
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This may tickle you. Her son is an uber driver and posted a photo of her in the back seat van: " Diving Miss Daisy".
But, there is really a huge issue when someone cannot get in any car, or down the steps, won't call 911 after a fall, says they don't want strangers involved, must see the doctor, worries family and friends, actually says: "I have to be able to get dressed and get better first, then I will go to my doctor."
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In California there is a service called paratransit which is relatively cheap and better than the city's senior ride service
Uber now also is offering handicapped services in our area

I've seen devices offered online to add a strap to the car for the senior to help pull themselves up on - my mom is always grabbing some metal part on the door and then saying ouch
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Its not cheap but it has been a lifesaver - bought for Mom who uses a walker and occasionally a wheelchair (but can transfer): toyotamobility. website
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This is why the xB was so popular with older people, easy to get into and out of.
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I had the same problem as FreqFlyer- sedan too low, SUV too high - sigh! Here in the Portland area Trimet is our public bus line. They do have a service for the disabled where they'll send a mini bus to your home that will transport you to exactly where you need to go. It's a bit of a hassle - you have to allow a large window of time for pick up - and before it even gets to that point you have to have a doctor sign off on an application you have to fill out and also go to one of their offices - present id and get a photo pass made. All in all it's very affordable and although a pain to get started - it's better than nothing.
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One suggestion would be to call your local Council/Agency on Aging and find out if they know of any taxi company that could accommodate your Mom.

It's tough when one's parent get older... my Dad had the best luck whenever I used my Jeep as it was so simple for him to get in and out.... on the other hand, my Mom couldn't get into the Jeep anymore so I had to use my parents sedan to which my Dad had a very difficult time getting in and out, he didn't have the ability to pull himself up out of the seat.

It was times like that that I wished my parents had a cross-over vehicle... higher then a sedan but lower than an SUV.
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