The preservation of as much independence is the main goal of most seniors experiencing disabilities or other limitations that come with age. This is where senior transportation comes in.
It’s a new year. A time to move forward and change for the better; better relationships, better career, better health. But the work of caregiving rarely changes — especially among the Burlington senior community.
Chicago is known for the myriad of activities available to its residents and tourists alike. As a melting pot for people from all walks of life, Chicago has made a concerted effort to make the city accessible with transportation, wheelchair-friendly city parks, and ramped museums.
The average age of people living in Chicago’s suburbs is getting higher with baby boomers hitting retirement age, including Arlington Heights. The senior aged community must adjust their lifestyles to maintain the independent living they’re used to.
BriteLift understands that people who have to take care of family members with disabilities need help themselves, especially when they have been thrust into the role recently as a caregiver for persons with disabilities.
Whether you’re a local finding time to explore the Spring beauty of Northbrook or a traveler on the way to Milwaukee with time to check out the Northbrook area, there’s always something to discover. When planning family outings with members that utilize a wheelchair or mobility scooter, be sure to be ready for any transportation challenges ahead.
City travel can be pretty daunting for loved ones with accessibility needs and those taking care of them. But that might not be the case in the Home of the Bean where there’s plenty of family-friendly things to see and do for holiday visitors and the wheelchair-using sightseers.
Interacting with those who have accessibility needs is never easy – not because what someone is going through is making us uncomfortable but because people are usually trying to do the right thing, except that they don’t know how.
So, clear your calendar. It’s grandma and grandpa time! Crazy schedule as an excuse will take you only so far when it comes to those people who welcomed you with homemade meals and wonderful stories for every life occasion.
Your partner needs all the help they can get if they happen to be living with disabilities, from emotional support to requiring disabled transport.