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Senior Driving

Transport Options in St. Louis

St. Louis Transport Options:

  • Mobility 4 U     Mike Flotken   Mike@Mobilityforu.com      www.MobilityforU.com     (314) 873-6814   (rental vehicles with side ramps)
  • OATS Transportation Service   636-441-0898   www.oatstransit.org
  • American Cancer Society   314-286-8100    (cancer related treatments and appointments only)
  • EMT   314-781-6400    www.express-medical.com   (Automobiles, stretchers and wheelchair accessible vans)
  • Continuum    314-863-9912   (24 hour advance notice required)
  • Mideast Area on Aging  314-615-7418  CORE  Transportation Program
  • St. Louis Area Agency on Aging – 314-612-5900   SeniorCenter Transport Program
  • Disabled American Veterans (DAV) 314-289-6443
  • Medicaid Non-Emergency Transportation 1-866-269-5927
  • Most hospitals and some medical offices provide transportation to doctor’s appts.
  • Seniors on the Fly, Vicki Fieman, 314-591-9911, Website: seniorsonthefly.com.  She charges $15 per hr with a two hr min. 2nd person add’l $5 per hr. utilizing a 4 door Sedan. Easy access. She stays with the client during the call.
  • OASIS  314-539-4555  (They offer Stretcher van, Paralift or Van)
  • Metrolink  314-231-2345
  • Point of Change Ministries Transit Services   Norma Brooks, Exec. Dir,Eric Harris, Dir. Of Transit, 314-863-6484   Available M-F  7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sat. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  No Sundays.
  • Dave Harris, CNA and Missouri Class E Chauffer License 314-721-7464  (Charges $20/hr with a minimum of 2 hours.  Honda Odyssey 2007 Mini Van, Living centrally in Clayton/University City area; will travel a 25 mile radius of home. Will stay with the client until finished
  • Mary Go Round, Don Rose, 636-207-8743, cell:  314-223-6327,  ridemgr@gmail.com.  Provides transport to medical appts.
  • St. Louis Cab Company  314-993-8294   ($2.50 first 1/10th mile; 17 cents each additional mile; $2.00 fuel surcharge.  $22.00/hr waiting time)
  • Some communities offer transportation.  Check with your city government
  • Some churches provide transportation if you are a member and most senior resident facilities offer transportation.

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Verify these charges before making transportation arrangements as they may not be current.  However, I did call most of these numbers to make sure they were still active.

Talking to your Parent About Driving Cessation

Talking to an older adult about voluntary loss of driving privileges can be very difficult.  Loss of driving privileges means that the older adult is losing their autonomy and will be dependent on others for transportation.  It may mean that now they will be less able to get out for social activities that are very important to their well-being.  It is critical that before this conversation happens, alternatives are ready to be put in place to preserve some of their dignity and independence.  Family members may be ready and willing to help but be realistic.  This will be on-going.  Perhaps there is someone available who will drive them when needed for a nominal fee.  There are transportation services such as O.A.T.S. or Call-A-Ride to take them to some appointments. Continue reading

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