Transportation For This Old Broad

@celticeagle (121073)
Boise, Idaho
September 13, 2016 10:56am CST
So, yesterday I think it was, I posted a discussion, "Getting Desperate" about trying to find transportation to a medical appointment. Yesterday I called half a dozen places including Medicaid. They won't help me. So I called Care In Homes, talked to a nice lady who gave me some places to call. One was Ship-Go Ride and the woman told me that I have to be 65 and have a disability or be a vet. I told her of my cataract. She said that if I had been termed with 'low vision' or 20/100 in both eyes(basically blind) I would be eligible. That sent me on a three hour adventure trying to contact the medical records for the actual location I had my eye exam with. Finally, that afternoon when I had given up calling some Cameron from an obscurely named place and he told me there was a letter in my file and when I have gotten and sent back a release form he can send that out to me. Called and emailed several and waited to hear back. One guy emailed me and gave me three places to call. First one is Freedom Shuttle and they charge a $5 load fee and then $3 a mile. They will go in with me, make sure I still have the appointment and then come back to pick me up. I may use them. They will be about the same as a taxi but will be sure I get back home. After getting my teeth pulled I will need that added help. So, they will be worth any extra I have to pay above the regular taxi fee. So, after sending out indepth emails to about five Home Care places, calling about fifteen or more places to get into or to obtain info for a place I have found two places that are possibilities and found that the taxi company I like will give me a 10% senior discount. I guess I will be happy with that.
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11 responses
• Lenox, Georgia
13 Sep 16
It is so sad to me how hard it is to get the help needed. I went through a ton of mess just to get an OBGYN appointment with someone-it's insane. We should all be able to get the help we need when we need it.
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@celticeagle (121073)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Sep 16
That's true. I wish I had a bigger family here or friends but, I just don't.
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@sharon6345 (147847)
• United States
13 Sep 16
I don't know why medicaid would not help you. I hope it works out. I dread that tooth pulling. Good luck.
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@celticeagle (121073)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Sep 16
Medicaid already is helping me pay my Part B Medicare. I dread the tooth pulling too. I just hope they don't want X amount of $'s up front or I won't be able to do it. I am afraid of dentists. I had two bad experiences and that is one other reason I don't go like I should have early on.
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@just4him (132728)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Sep 16
I'm shocked Medicaid won't help. I'm glad you were able to find a service that will make certain you get there and get home safely. How far away is your appointment from where you live?
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@celticeagle (121073)
• Boise, Idaho
14 Sep 16
I was too. They are helping with my Medicare Part B. The appointment is 4.2 miles away.
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@just4him (132728)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Sep 16
@celticeagle It's good it's close.
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@celticeagle (121073)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Sep 16
@just4him ....Close? That's quite a ways when don't have transportation.
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@jaboUK (55159)
• United Kingdom
13 Sep 16
I hope that it works out for you. Good luck with the tooth pulling.
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@celticeagle (121073)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Sep 16
Ooooh, don't say that!
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@jaboUK (55159)
• United Kingdom
24 Sep 16
@celticeagle Huh? I was only meaning that if you have to have them pulled, I hope it's as painless as possible.
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@celticeagle (121073)
• Boise, Idaho
25 Sep 16
@jaboUK .....Thank you! I may ask them to put me out.
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• United States
13 Sep 16
I depend on my husband for taking me everyplace. I stopped driving when we moved south - we sold my car so why drive LOL. Good luck. If I lived there I'd have my husband take you LOL.
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@celticeagle (121073)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Sep 16
That is nice of you. THanks.
• United States
13 Sep 16
@celticeagle You're welcome.
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@bunnybon7 (37950)
• Holiday, Florida
28 Sep 16
seems like some of us just never get a break. seems others find help right off. I know what you are going through.
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@celticeagle (121073)
• Boise, Idaho
29 Sep 16
It just seems bizaree to me that my grandson and daughter get transportation to their medical appointments yet I can't. We live in the same household.
@sallypup (30101)
• Moses Lake, Washington
24 Sep 16
You have been working hard at taking care of yourself.
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@celticeagle (121073)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Sep 16
It's hard work too.
@Jessicalynnt (47879)
• Centralia, Missouri
13 Sep 16
plus what you dont use now you know about for later.
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@celticeagle (121073)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Sep 16
This is true.
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@Corbin5 (122985)
• United States
13 Sep 16
A lot of work you did, and it is good to know that you found some transportation that just may work.
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@celticeagle (121073)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Sep 16
Yes, I have decided to use that one to give them business and because they will make sure I get in and then they come back and pick me up so I don't have to wait around for a cab.
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@Tampa_girl7 (27557)
• United States
13 Sep 16
Glad that you found transportation.
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@celticeagle (121073)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Sep 16
So am I.
@marlina (80735)
• Canada
13 Sep 16
It certainly seems to be difficult to find some help. Good luck with everything.
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@celticeagle (121073)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Sep 16
Yes, it does. Thank you.