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Navigating Senior Facility Transportation

Navigating Senior Facility Transportation

Published On: November 5, 2020|Updated On: July 22, 2021|Sarah Pontier Ackerman
Deciding to no longer drive is a big deal, and you’re not alone! Over a third of seniors say they only feel comfortable driving during the day due to a health or physical reason and almost 20% of seniors don’t drive at all. That means about 50% of seniors aren’t able to independently drive whenever…
Optimizing Transportation at your Senior Facility

Optimizing Transportation at your Senior Facility

Published On: October 30, 2020|Updated On: July 22, 2021|Sarah Pontier Ackerman
Older adult residents may get a lot of their needs met onsite at their senior facility. Your facility is probably designed with the majority of their needs in mind. However, being able to easily get off campus is often just as important as the amenities offered on campus. Access to transportation is…
What is person-centered care?

What is person-centered care?

Published On: October 28, 2020|Updated On: July 22, 2021|Jeana Hollis
What is person-centered care? From medical facilities to assisted-living centers, "person-centered care" has been gaining a lot of momentum. While person-centered care means something different in each of these contexts, there are some consistent themes throughout all types of facilities. At a high…
Facilities love the Onward Concierge Team

Facilities love the Onward Concierge Team

Published On: October 6, 2020|Updated On: July 22, 2021|Nader Akhnoukh
Onward partners with many facilities to provide assisted transportation to their members or clients. The partners span the gamut from assisted living facilities to medical centers. There are numerous benefits to working with an assisted transportation provider over traditional ride share services…
A Better Dialysis Trip with Onward

A Better Dialysis Trip with Onward

Published On: October 5, 2020|Updated On: July 22, 2021|Mike P. Lewis
Onward specializes in getting patients to their dialysis appointments. We understand that patients need extra care, support and coordination to make the appointment a success. In the US, roughly 750,000 have end-stage renal disease and nearly 500,000 were receiving regular dialysis to treat it. To…
Finding a ride home after a doctor’s appointment

Finding a ride home after a doctor’s appointment

Published On: October 1, 2020|Updated On: July 22, 2021|Jeana Hollis
Many times, a doctor’s appointment is a routine checkup. Patients can drive themselves or take public transportation to and from the appointment. However, there are times when patients need to have a procedure that requires sedation or specific medication that makes it unsafe for them to commute…
Driving a Rider to a Dialysis Appointment

Driving a Rider to a Dialysis Appointment

Published On: September 3, 2020|Updated On: July 22, 2021|Sarah Pontier Ackerman
Our riders trust Onward Rides in large part thanks to the caliber of our drivers. Not only are our drivers compassionate, helpful individuals, but they’ve been trained to care for the unique challenges faced by older adults. Preparation is the key to great service During driver onboarding, all…
The Hidden Costs of Missed Appointments

The Hidden Costs of Missed Appointments

Published On: September 1, 2020|Updated On: July 22, 2021|Nader Akhnoukh
According to Health Management Technology the cost of missed appointments to the US Healthcare system is $150B every year. The American Hospital’s Association put out a report showing that transportation was the third most commonly cited reason for missing an appointment, with an estimated 3.…