National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) recently released a new brief titled Rural Best Practice: Transportation for Individuals with Chronic Care Conditions. The publication looks at how Mountain Empire Older Citizens Area Agency on Aging in southwestern Virginia provides demand-response transportation and assistance, including door-to-door, door-through-door, and on-board assistance. MEOC has both paid and volunteer transportation aides. A community care coordinator staffs a one-call center for customers needing transportation and other services (e.g. meals or in-home assistance).
Download a copy of the resource to get the details on how MEOC makes this all work to provide the best in transportation assistance.
Learn more about Mountain Empire's programs at their website, www.meoc.org.
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Photo credit: Mountain Empire Older Citizens Area Agency on Aging
source NADTC press release