Assists frail seniors and disabled adults needing the following transportation:
Medi-Ride provides free rides to non-emergency medical appointments. This includes someone needing door-through-door transport. Also for individuals in Ventura County needing to get to out of county appointments. This program is mainly to service those who are home-bound who have no other options.
Provides free bus tickets to Fixed Route and Dial-A-Ride programs. This includes any transportation need like medical appointments, shopping, errands, and visiting family.
Agency: COUNTY OF VENTURA, AREA AGENCY ON AGING (VCAAA)
Languages Available: English
Payment Description: No fee
Intake and Eligibility: Ventura County residents age 60+ living at home in the community (e.g. mobile homes, apartments, houses, etc.). Individuals residing in assisted living facilities, nursing homes, retirement communities, etc. are ineligible.
A limited number of bus tickets and Medi-Rides are also available for disabled adults under age 60. These individuals must either provide a copy of their Adults with Disabilities Act (ADA) Card OR the referring agency must certify that the client meets ADA criteria prior to receiving bus tickets or scheduling a Medi- Ride.
Frail seniors and/or disabled adults that require help with activities of daily living such as bathing, shopping, housework, managing medications, etc. Employed individuals are ineligible.
ElderHelp Program (EHP) transportation services are targeted to low income seniors and/or disabled adults without support from family or friends. Individuals already receiving similar services from other agencies are ineligible.
Referrals for seniors age 85+, living alone or with another frail senior, recently discharged from the hospital, and/or referred by Adult Protective Services (APS) receive priority.