Skokie’s Safest Transportation for Seniors
Seniors experience a number of barriers to transportation, most of which can be physical challenges related to aging like visual and mobility impairments. Because of this, the lack of transportation impacts health and well-being as a result of missing healthcare appointments.
On another note, seniors may also lack access to a personal vehicle, rendering them to rely on family members and caregivers or public transportation to get around. This makes it difficult for them to get to shopping malls, community centers, and activities.
In Skokie, the senior population steadily rises as baby boomers continue to age into retirement. Here’s a quick look at Skokie and how seniors get around.
A Snapshot of Skokie
The village of Skokie (the “Village”) is located in Cook County, Illinois, serving a population of nearly 68,000 citizens. Skokie is located approximately 10 miles north of downtown Chicago and about 2 miles west of Lake Michigan.
- 17% of the population of Skokie, IL are seniors
- 26% of those seniors living in Skokie, IL are living alone
- There are 2119 working seniors in Skokie
- 13% of the seniors in Skokie are veterans
Source: Census.gov ACS
Accessible Transportation for Seniors and People with Disabilities
From standard sizes to wider bariatric sizes, mobility aids like wheelchairs and scooters can come in different forms. Bringing these along can take up a sufficient amount of energy, as they may have to be folded up, loaded, and transferred in and out of a vehicle.
But with BriteLift, you won’t have to worry about these things. We specialize in accessible transportation to help you or your loved ones get to their medical appointments or leisurely travels safe and sound.
Check out our blog on getting transportation that caters to power wheelchairs around Chicago and SE Wisconsin to know more about our ADA compliant services.
Certified, Trustworthy Drivers
Every BriteLift driver has received special training and certifications to help clients with specific needs. Your safety is our utmost priority, and we aim to assist you door-through-door to make sure you get to your destination safely. Throughout the years, we’ve instituted a dedicated, self-motivated team that puts every client’s needs first.
On-Demand Rides with BriteLift
With BriteLift’s services, you won’t have to fret about missing medical appointments or important family occasions. Our clients’ needs always come first, and that’s what makes us Chicago and SE Wisconsin’s premier NEMT provider.
Book a ride online, download the free mobile app, or get in touch with us to get on-demand rides as soon as you need them.