Friday, August 26, 2016
24Hr HomeCare Teams With Uber For Rides For Aging Adults
Laguna Beach-based in-home care provider 24Hr HomeCare said Thursday that it has partnered with Uber, to offer up transportation for aging adults. According to the in-home care provider, it will provide those adults with rides from Uber drivers, who are specially trained by the Open Doors Organization to deal with such things as folded wheelchairs, walkers, and mobility aids, and who might be returning from the hospital. According to 24Hr HomeCare, the new service does not require Uber's mobile app--but is instead coordinated through the care provider via phone and 24Hr's existing RideWith24 service. 24Hr HomeCare had previously offered up similar services using its own vehicles and taxis. 24Hr HomeCare said one of the first deployments of the Uber-driven rides will be with Age Well Senior Services, a 501(c)(3) based in Laguna Hills which serves seniors in Orange County.