Nursing homes and assisted living facilities can be excellent options to enhance a person’s quality of life. They offer personalized, expert care for those who are unable to fully care for themselves, a community to support these individuals, and peace of mind for their loved ones to know they’re safe.
It takes plenty of resources for these organizations to meet the needs of their residents or members, including access to reliable transportation. Fortunately, there is an easy and affordable solution at your fingertips—a new or used bus! Take a look at some of the ways your nursing home or assisted living facility will benefit from having one.
Keep your residents active.
When you have your own transportation on call, it’s much easier for your residents to participate in recreational and community activities. Staying involved in the outside world is important for their health and happiness (anyone would go stir crazy stuck in the same place all the time). A facility-owned bus will allow residents to take group day trips, go site seeing, shop, attend community events, and partake in other things they love.
Help residents safely maintain a level of independence.
Many nursing home and assisted living facility residents can’t drive, which limits where they can go, what they can do, and who they can see. With transportation at their disposal, they will have the freedom to safely access the outside world. Residents can use the bus to see family members, go to their own medical appointments, do their grocery shopping, and much more. With a trained driver and vehicle designed for safety, you won’t have to worry about accidents, which is an extra comfort to their family members too.
Attract new residents.
Guaranteed reliable transportation is a great way to make your nursing home or other living facility stand out and attract new residents. Potential residents (and their families) will see that you plan not just to meet their needs, but to help them have fun and continue to live an enriching, quasi-independent lifestyle. Plus, when you own the bus yourself, you can deck it out with information about your facility and use it as free advertising driving around town.
All nursing home and assisted living facility residents deserve access to safe and comfortable transportation. At Northwest Bus Sales, we can provide you with new and used buses to meet that need. Depending on the size of your operation, we have coach buses, shuttle buses, and school buses available to accommodate the physical needs of your residents, while offering them a comfortable transportation solution as well.
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