24Hr HomeCare Partners with Uber to Expand Age Well Senior Services’ Transportation for Aging Adults

24Hr HomeCare’s new service, RideWith24™, provides aging adults Uber
driver-partners who are specially trained to manage the needs of aging
adults

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#24hrhomecare–24Hr HomeCare, a nationwide professional in-home care provider, recently
collaborated with the multinational online transportation network
company, Uber, to launch RideWith24. RideWith24
leverages Uber technology and 24Hr HomeCare’s personal touch concierge
service to offer a safe form of transportation for mature adults. The
program’s Uber driver-partners are thoroughly trained by the Open Doors
Organization to accommodate folding wheelchairs, walkers, and other
mobility aids. In addition, its drivers pay special attention to
transporting seniors discharged from hospitals through the doors of
their home, to prevent falls and wandering.

RideWith24™ also does not require Age Well and its members to download
the Uber application or own a smartphone. A simple call to 24Hr HomeCare
with the person’s address of pick up and destination are the only
logistical pieces of information required.

Age Well Senior Services, a nonprofit public benefit 501(c)(3)
organization in Laguna Hills, will now be offering RideWith24
services to its community of seniors. Age Well offers community-based
services such as financial resources and legal assistance, medical
transportation, health and wellness programs, and lunch programs to the
Orange County community. One of Age Well’s most vital programs is Meals
on Wheels, through which it delivers over 300,000 nutritious meals to
seniors for whom obtaining adequate meals is difficult. The organization
aims to enhance the quality of life for its constituents through
implementing solutions to issues affecting the senior population.

Previously, Age Well’s transportation services solely covered
non-emergency medical appointments and required advance notice. With
this new partnership, Age Well has expanded its community’s
transportation options beyond its appointment-only vehicles and taxi
cabs. In comparison to taxis, RideWith24 services are
80-90% more cost efficient, in addition to being more timely. “Age Well
is always searching for the best resources and services for our
community,” said Cheryl Wieland, Age Well’s Case Management and Health
and Wellness Coordinator, “When we came across RideWith24,
we knew we had to find a way to integrate the program into our services,
because there simply are no longer solutions that combine safety,
efficiency, and affordability the way it does.”

RideWith24is the first transportation solution of its
kind. The program is currently undergoing rapid expansion; 24Hr HomeCare
has already partnered with UCLA Health, Sunrise Senior Living, Regents
Point, WISE & Healthy Aging, and Avenidas Village to bring the solution
to aging adults nationwide.

About 24Hr HomeCare
24Hr HomeCare is a Los Angeles-based company
that provides high-quality, professional caregiving services to seniors
and the disabled, allowing them to continue full, active and healthy
lifestyles. Services include assistance with personal care, meal
preparation, medication reminders, light housekeeping, and
transportation services. In 2014, 24Hr HomeCare was listed by Forbes
Magazine as the #24 Most Promising Company in America, and in 2015, the
company was named to the INC 500/5000 list as the #1413 Fastest Growing
Private Company in America.

About Age Well Senior Services
Age Well Senior Services is a
nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization serving mature adults living in South
Orange County. For over three and a half decades, Age Well has expanded
its continuum of care to include services such as: Meals on Wheels, the
Congregate Lunch Program, Case Management, Health and Wellness Programs,
as well as the operation of Senior Centers. Age Well has been a resource
for mature adults since 1975, and strives to continue to promote their
vitality and support their independence.

Contacts

24Hr HomeCare
Murphy Perng, 310-906-3697
Murphy@24hrcares.com