Archive of Special Populations (children, elderly, disabled)

Transportation Found to Relate to Wellbeing

February, 2019

A press release about a recent study notes that “early results from an ongoing study with USC/AARP/UHC show that when participating seniors were provided with unlimited access to Lyft for three months, they increased their physical activity by 35 percent and self-reported a 90 percent increase in quality of life.”



Transportation Services Can Complement Home Care Needs for Many Seniors Found to Give Up Driving

January, 2019

By offering transportation services, home care agencies can help clients get to important medical appointments and, at times, boost revenue. But doing so can also act as a powerful foot in the door when it comes to establishing relationships with hospitals and other community partners. About one in five older adults give up driving after […]


Robert Holly, Home Health Care News

Survival Coalition: Transportation Survey Shows Critical Needs for People with Disabilities and Older Adults Statewide

September, 2018

Survey respondents report lack of transportation options as well as the limitations and challenges associated with existing transportation options that impact their ability to keep or get a job (54 percent ), live where they would like (50 percent ), get to medical appointments (61 percent), stay connected to their families (58 percent), get around […]


The Wisconsin Gazette

Stat First Opinion, Curtailing Medicaid’s Transportation Benefit is ‘Penny-Wise and Pound-Foolish’

August, 2018

In a recent survey of almost 1,000 Medicaid beneficiaries with kidney disease, MH/SUD needs, or diabetic wounds and who use NEMT, 58% of beneficiaries surveyed reported that they would not be able to make any medical appointments without NEMT. Moreover, 10% of beneficiaries surveyed reported that they “would die or probably die” if they did […]


Michael Adelberg, Patricia Salber, and Michael Cohen