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I think it's a good idea; always good to have another option! But when you hear people complain here about the high cost of everything, those transportation rates might not be reasonable. Or they wouldn't be reasonable if the person had to use them very often .. like to go to PT 3x/week, or to visit a loved one in the hospital or rehab on a daily basis.


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I understand the interest.  Sometimes cab service sends a van which is high and hard to get into.  Sometimes the seats are set back too far.  There is usually no provision like a stool to make it easier.  

Problem is they  have to reinvent the network of the cab company or uber who could add this service.  Good idea however!  Also concern in the driver entering your home to get you. 

 

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At 72, Valerie (who asked that her last name not be used) takes public transportation to her daytime job in social services. But one night a week, she leaves her home in San Francisco to rehearse with a chorus on the other side of town. That’s when she calls SilverRide. The company has some things in common with ride services like Uber or Lyft, but it was specifically designed to meet the needs of older adults and people with ambulatory or other limitations. Clients like Valerie appreciate its security and reliability.

 

SilverRide delivers her to chorus rehearsals and concerts and takes her home afterward. The round trip costs about $90, but she says a cab ride with tip would be nearly the same. Valerie likes SilverRide because she knows she can rely on the drivers to be there right when she needs them.

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