As we grow older, the independence of owning a vehicle becomes less possible and more dangerous. Fortunately, there are a number of individual transportation options available on-demand for South Bay residents who are unable to drive themselves.
New Freedom Transportation Services – Los Angeles County
The New Freedom Programs provide transportation and mobility management services, sensitive to the needs of seniors and adults with disabilities, to enhance quality of life, maintain independence, and improve their overall health and well-being. Use this site to learn more about the WDACS New Freedom Transportation Program and to get information on other resources that are available to LA County residents.
Uber and Lyft are on-demand services that match riders with drivers, on short notice, using smartphone apps and GPS. For seniors or people with disabilities, Uber offers uberASSIST and uberWAV for passengers who need wheelchair-accessible vehicles, or extra assistance getting in and out.
Transportation through RideWith24™
24Hr HomeCare have partnered with various ride-share companies to create RideWith24™, an innovative solution for seniors to request a ride without the need of a smartphone. Their caregivers can also accompany clients during their ride, providing assistance prior to, throughout the ride and at the destination.
ButterFLi matches the mobility needs of assisted riders with the right ride through personalized, on-demand, and scheduled service.
GoGoGrandparent lets people use Lyft and Uber without a smartphone. GoGoGrandparent’s 24/7 operators monitor rides and offer support, while text alerts keep families in the loop.