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Warning Signs That You or Your Loved One Should Not Be Driving!
Driving too slowly, stopping in traffic for no apparent reason, ignoring traffic signs, getting lost along a familiar route, difficulty executing turns and changing lanes, drifting into other traffic lane, and becoming sleepy or drowsy while driving. If you have concerns about driving, call the Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialist @ (866) 672-9466 to find a driver rehabilitation specialist who can assess your needs. These are just a few pointers for evaluating whether or not to continue driving. Having a frank and open discussion with our loved one and involving the doctor is a key first step to ensuring all of those involved remain safe.
Accredited Air Ambulance
ACLS Advanced Air Ambulance
12360 SW 132nd Court, Suite #208
Miami, FL 33186-6463
International Phone: 305-232-7700
-Advanced Air Ambulance, Corp. is a highly dedicated, experienced and reliable air ambulance company.
-Advanced Air Ambulance is fully licensed and insured; and provides air ambulance services with a large fleet of fixed-wing
dedicated air ambulance aircraft that are fully equipped with state-of-the-art medical equipment and medical staff.
Aero Med Express
P.O. Box 1568
Rogers, AR 72757-1568
-Established in 1978, Aero Med Express® is a complete bedside-to-bedside
air ambulance service for hospitals, individuals and
corporations throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.
A to B Transit, LLC
444 SUGARLEAF TRL
SHREVEPORT, LA 71106-6328
-Medicaid & Medicare Accepted
-Rates: $18 (Round Trip) $18.50 (Round Trip w folding wheelchair)
-Rural Areas: Negotiable
-No lift available
-Hours: Mon-Fri 6am to 6pm
Bossier Council on Aging
600 E Oak St.
Plain Dealing, LA 71064
-Transportation to and from medical appointments.
-Bossier Parish Residents 60+.
-Donations & Medicaid accepted.
Bossier Office of Community SVS
700 Benton Rd.
Bossier City, LA 71111
Phone: 318-747-1045 (ask for transportation)
-Bossier Parish Only.
-Rates: $5 in town (one way) in town (round trip) $10.
-Louisiana Transit and Lift Capable
Yello Checker Cab Inc.
354 Aero Dr.
Shreveport, Louisiana 71107
-No lift available.
Disabled Vets (DAV)/Overton Brooks VA Medical Center
510 E. Stoner Ave.
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 221-8411 Ext. 7025 or 800-644-8370 Ext. 7025
-No lift available.
-Transportation to Overton Brooks VA Medical Center for Disabled Vets.
Ordering a Ride is Just a Phone Call Away:
You may need a little help getting your loved one to and from everywhere they need to go. With GoGoGrandparent, you can easily get your loved one a ride anytime** – in advance or at the last minute – with a simple phone call.
GoGoGrandparent’s Features and Benefits:
>>Flexibility in ordering; book the ride by phone – mobile app and web access is not required to order the ride. Also, schedule ahead or order on demand 24/7.
>>Access to ride details; get text updates when a ride is ordered, with vehicle and driver specifics, when the vehicle has arrived and when your loved one has reached their destination.
>>Notifications direct to your loved one; they will get a phone call when the ride arrives.
>>Informed drivers; drivers know they are picking up a senior passenger.
>>GoGoGrandparent oversight; rides are monitored to help if there is a cancellation or some other occurrence that needs attention.
After you sign up on the website or over the phone and enter basic information about yourself and your loved one (like address and payment method) you or your loved one can order a ride from any phone. Through a series of phone prompts, you can indicate whether the pickup is at home or where your loved one was last dropped off, and you can also speak with an operator at any time. GoGoGrandparent will order and oversee the ride but Lyft will provide the ride itself.
>>With GoGoGrandparent you can easily and affordably order rides so your loved one can get everywhere they need to go.
**Restrictions: GoGoGrandparent subcontracts with Lyft drivers to facilitate rides. Lyft is a curb to curb service and therefore GoGoGrandparent cannot work with anyone that needs a trained caregiver to lift them into a car. Additionally, they cannot ask drivers to enter a building.
800 Spring Street #205
Shreveport, LA 71101
-Pickup & Drop off Service.
-Personal Vehicle Take Home Service.
-Minimum [INDIVIDUAL] Charge is $75.
-Can accomodate 1 foldup wheelchair.
-Mobile WiFi Hostspot.
1115 Jack Wells Blvd.
Shreveport, LA 71107
Phone: Scheduler (318) 673-5316 or Dispatcher (318) 222-9010
-(Lift Capable) Medical & Non-Medical
-Must qualify under ADA guidelines
-5:30am - 12:15am Weekdays
-7:15am - 12:15am Saturdays
-8am - 5pm Sundays
-$2.50 - one-way trip
What is Lyft?
Lyft is a ride-hailing service that lets riders call a driver and car to their location using the Lyft app. When you request a ride, a driver near you will be sent the request, which they can accept or decline. You'll be given an estimated time until pickup, then when your driver arrives, you just get in the car and go.
Because you'll already have your payment information saved in the Lyft app, you don't need to worry about having enough cash or swiping your credit or debit card when the ride is over. At the end of the ride, you can even add a tip for your driver when you pay in the app.
How do I sign up?
Everything you do with Lyft, including signup, takes place in the Lyft app. Once you've got the app installed, you can enter information like your email address and a password and set up your Lyft account.
You'll also need to enter a preferred payment method, such as a credit or debit card. Lyft also supports Apple Pay, as well as PayPal. If you have Apple Pay set up on your iPhone, it shows up as one of the available payment options for any Lyft ride, and you can set it as your default payment method when you order your next ride. Lyft will also need access to your location so the driver knows where to pick you up. Learn more HERE.
Medical Transportation/ Balentine Ambulance Services
3516 Mansfield Rd.
Shreveport, LA 71103
-(Lift capable) Medical & Non-Medical Transportation.
-3516 Mansfield Rd.
-$50 Round Trip.
-Rural: $25 Pick-Up + $2.55/mile
-Hours: Mon-Fri, 7am - 6pm.
Quality Transportation (Medical)
5600 Commerce St.
Bossier City, LA 71111
Phone: (318) 424-7559
-$10 One-Way (in town) $20 Round Trip.
-$12 Out-of-Town (one-way).
-Dialysis (in town) $180/month.
-Dialysis (out-of-town) $240/month.
-CALL 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE.
3017 W. 70th St.
Shreveport, LA 71108
-Medical & Non Medical
-Low Income seniors 60+ living in the Cedar Grove/Hollywood/Mooretown area ONLY (Council District D)
-Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 3pm
State Medicaid Transport
P.O. Box 91278
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-9278
Confirm Ride Status: 855-325-7566
-Have Medicaid number available when calling.
-(Lift Capable) Medical only.
-Hours: Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm.
How does Uber work?
In cities where Uber operates, use your rider app to request a ride. When a nearby driver accepts your request, your app displays an estimated time of arrival for the driver-partner heading to your pickup location. Your app notifies you when the driver-partner is about to arrive.
Your app also provides info about the driver with whom you will ride, including first name, vehicle type, and license plate number. This info helps the two of you connect at your pickup location. Use your app to enter your preferred destination anytime before or during the ride. If you have a preferred route, it’s helpful to talk through the directions together. When you arrive at your destination and exit the vehicle, your trip ends. Your fare is automatically calculated and charged to the payment method you’ve linked to your Uber account. Learn more about how Uber works by exploring our Help Center.
Updated on 10-30-18