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How can I get safe transportation for my elderly dementia father?

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My father needs and wants transportation from his home in pflugerville to his activity center in downtown austin. Please help...

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Here is a link from your home town's website (from your profile) Faith in Action / Drive a Senior - Senior citizens may apply for complimentary rides from community volunteers to the doctor, grocery store and appointments. http://driveasenior.org/
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Try also taking your dad to adult daycare. Contact your dad's medicaid or VA or other insurances he has if they cover adult daycare. I take my grandpa who also has dementia to adult daycare and his medicaid pays for it all. Adult daycare takes off a HUGE burden off of the caregiver's hands so the caregiver can get respite for themselves or when they need to work.
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If your father is a veteran, then transportation can be provided. If he is a senior, does not drive, then the area disabled transportation system can pick him up. Call the senior social services agency for your state.
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You might also fine this guide from the Administration on Aging helpful: Transportation Options for Older Adults http://www.eldercare.gov/Eldercare.NET/Public/Resources/Brochures/docs/Trans_Options_Panels.pdf
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Hi Leslie - The Austin area agency on aging should be able to assist you with this: Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area
http://www.aaacap.org
Contact Email : aaacap@capcog.org
Languages : English,Spanish
Description : Services include: Health & Wellness program, Caregiver support, Care coordination, Benefit Counseling ( SSI, Medicare, Medicaid,Supplement Insurance, Ombudsman Program, Volunteer Opportunities, and Information and Referrals.
Special Notes : Anyone 60+, their caregivers, or Medicare eligible individuals of any age, who are in need of information or assistance.
Hours : 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Central Time, Monday - Friday Closed from noon - 1:00 p.m.

You can also try your local 2-1-1, as they will have information on community level services such as transportation.
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