Dealing with Mom’s onset Alzheimer’s was tough enough. Once my Dad started forgetting things I needed help. Ride2md gave me the answer. – Ricardo Porven
When my mother got Alzheimer’s, life changed for my parents. At first she just started repeating things over and over. Or asking the same question 5 times in a row. But when she started forgetting to turn things off or getting disoriented, we knew she couldn’t drive anymore. Luckily, my father was still sharp and could handle her meds and doctor’s appointments.
Years later, my Dad admitted to me he was starting to forget things, and his blood pressure would often drop, causing him to faint with little notice. I couldn’t trust him to drive to the corner store, let alone doctor’s appointments anymore. I didn’t know what to do or who to turn to. Everyone in my family was busy with their own obligations. I started to take off work, but it began to impact my productivity. I still had a family of my own to take care of. Frustration was beginning to stress me out.
I was sharing this with a friend at work and they told me they had heard about a service in Miami that specializes in transporting non-emergency patients in the comfort of a private car to their doctor’s appointments and back. The service was called Ride2md. I checked out their website and was impressed, but I still had a few questions. They had this instant chat feature on the site and the person that answered it helped me with my questions and concerns and we used the service the very next appointment.
Honestly, this is awesome. I don’t have to worry about missing time or important meetings at work. I don’t have to worry about my parents being safe on the road. If you have an elderly or sick parent, or anyone really that needs transportation to their medical appointments I suggest you look them up.