How Do Seniors Using Wheelchairs Get Around in Skokie?

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.

Now Serving South-East Wisconsin

Great news! BriteLift is now serving the southeastern Wisconsin area. Same great advantages, with an extended service area.

Contact our 24/7 customer service for  a free quote. Reserve a ride with BriteLift today by calling 847-792-1212, downloading the free mobile app, or booking online.

BriteLift Reward Points Program

Joining is easy. Just text “JOIN” to 847-792-1212.

Get BriteLift Reward Points with every ride!
Use your points to redeem gift cards from Target, Amazon, and more! To check your points, text “POINTS” to the same number.

Easy as 1-2-3!

  • Step 1: Book a ride with BriteLift

    To book an immediate, or future ride: Call: 847-792-1212, Book online, or Use the BriteLift App.

  • Step 2: Collect Points

    Points automatically get added to your account every time you ride BriteLift.

  • Step 3: Redeem Your BriteLift Reward Points

    Check your points balance by texting POINTS to 847-792-1212

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