Lyft and Uber provide safe transportation

Lyft and Uber Are Options That, Along With Senior Care, Help Seniors in Echo Park Stay Independent

Pegasus provides comprehensive senior care in Echo Park. Our professionals are qualified for all levels of home health care. We can be there for you 24/7, check in with you now and then, or anything in between.

Our goal is to help you stay as independent as possible. That’s one of the reasons we suggest using Lyft or Uber. Their transportation services can get you out and about safely.

Both companies have apps that are designed to work with your cell phone or other mobile devices. Your Pegasus aide can assist in downloading the app and getting started seems too intimidating. Then you’re ready to go wherever you please.

You don’t have to go alone. When you request your ride, let the driver know that friends are going with you. Generally, you can add three without extra cost.

All you have to do is tell Lyft or Uber the following:

  • Where you want to be picked up
  • When you want to be picked up
  • Where you want to go
  • How many others, if any, will be with you

To prevent surprises, you can also request an estimate of the cost.

Lyft services include reservations. You can arrange for a ride as much as seven days in advance.

If you want a meal delivered, Uber Eats is the way to go. Call in your order, then contact Uber. The driver will pick up your food and bring it to your door.

Lyft and Uber Care About Safety

Providing a safe ride for you is a priority for both companies. Drivers undergo background checks. Uber picks you up at your door so that you don’t wait outside.

Uber and Lyft also send you information on your ride before you’re picked up. That includes:

  • The driver’s name
  • The driver’s photo
  • Description of vehicle
  • License plate number

Both companies give you a way to contact the driver if you leave something in the vehicle.

You pay your fare via the app, so you aren’t carrying cash. You have the option of providing feedback on your driver. Your personal information is kept private and not shared.

Lyft offers “free ride credits.” You choose a coupon when you take your first ride. As you take more rides, you get a credit based on the number of rides.

Both companies offer gift cards. You can easily send gift cards online to whomever you want. You can purchase gift cards at various retail outlets as well as online.

Pegasus Home Health Care in Echo Park Can Help You Stay Independent

Perhaps you aren’t quite ready to venture out. Whether the issue is mental or physical, Pegasus can assist. As home healthcare professionals, we come to you.

We work with you in the privacy of your home. Our nurses can adjust your medications so you can go out for a day if you want. Aides can help with your grooming so you look your best.

If you would feel more comfortable if someone accompanied you, we can go with you. Your quality of life is important to us.

Senior Care Can Help You Get Out of The House

If your condition keeps you at home, our team of experts will strive to improve your health. One of our important jobs is to assess your home environment. We suggest any changes needed to improve your safety.

A physical therapist will design gentle exercises that increase your mobility. The therapist will also help you increase your balance and strength. It’s all intended to keep you from falling.

Senior care professionals work together to benefit you. Their assistance includes:

  • Education – they will teach you ways to care for yourself that fit your abilities. They will also teach your family members how they can best assist you.
  • Advocacy – they will recommend services and treatments that are in your best interest. Because they are working with you in your home, our home health caregivers are able to observe and assess your needs.
  • Networking – they will coordinate resources from community agencies and others to obtain equipment, supplies, and services that you need.

They also fill in for family caregivers when they need a break.

Your Quality of Life Is Important to Pegasus

You always receive one-on-one care that is customized to meet your needs. We respect your privacy and dignity regardless of your medical condition. We know you are a special person and not just another diagnosis.

Pegasus is a licensed Home Care Organization and a Joint Commission Accredited Home Health Care organization. Since 1994, we’ve helped individuals remain healthy and safe in their home. We’re recognized as an industry leader because of the consistently high-quality care we provide.

Senior care in Echo Park can help increase your independence. Services such as those provided by Lyft and Uber are one way you can make the most of your independence. Contact Pegasus today and start going out safely again.