Koinonia Senior Care

Enriching the lives of homebound seniors and their caregivers and inviting our community to join us.

Driving Miss Martha Senior Transportation Ministry

It’s about the journey, not just the destination.

About KSC's Driving Miss Martha Senior Transportation Ministry

As part of our faith-based mission to enrich the lives of homebound seniors, KSC offers affordable, dependable, friendly, and safe transportation for our KSC In-Home Care senior friends.  There will be a time for each of us when the risks of driving outweigh the benefits.  Safety for our seniors and for others on the road is a serious matter.  As a

community we must offer high-risk seniors transportation options that make being chauffeured a more appealing and preferred alternative while keeping them connected to our community.  At KSC we believe it’s the journey, not just the destination that matters.  For KSC’s senior passengers, it means going the extra mile by:

  • offering to take notes in their medical appointment
  • giving them a bottled water to help keep them hydrated
  • texting their family member to let them know they have safely arrived at their destination and/or back home
  • surprising them with a flower or a Blessing Gift
  • calling them on their birthday
  • praying for them and the situations they share

The car conversations and the friendships formed are special.  Our senior passengers receive supportive door-through-door service and are treated with honor and respect.

The drivers are blessed knowing they have made a difference in someone’s life with simple acts of kindness in Jesus’ name.

Currently we are limited to our KSC In-Home Care seniors.  Occasionally we transport additional west side homebound seniors to appointments. This depends on if volunteer drivers are available.  Donations to the ministry are accepted for transportation appreciation.  For more information or to become a volunteer driver, contact KSC at 316-209-9028.

NOTE: We are looking to add a wheelchair accessible van to accommodate those seniors who are not ambulatory.  When funds are collected to purchase this specialized van, we will update this information!

 

Download About KSC’s Driving Miss Martha Senior Transportation Ministry

 

Dr. Office Visit form to download
Transportation Request & Passenger Information Church Form

TRANSPORTATION REQUEST AND PASSENGER INFORMATION

PASSENGER INFORMATION

 

Name of passenger  ______________________________________ Age_______  Male/Female  _______

Primary Physician  _______________________________________  Date of birth  __________________

Care Facility (if applicable):  _________________________________  Facility phone   ________________

Home address  _____________________________________ City  ______________   Zip  ___________

Phone  _______________________________   Phone #2  ______________________________________

Directions  ___________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________

  • Uses fold-up wheelchair
  • Uses cane
  • Hearing impaired
  • Transfers in/out of wheelchair independently
  • Uses walker
  • Visually impaired
  • Uses oxygen
  • Memory impaired
  • Requires assistance—Explain _________________________________________________________
  • Mask required to be worn by all people in the vehicle
  • Remind senior to have his/her ID and health insurance/Medicare card in his/her possession.

EMERGENCY CONTACT

Name   _________________________________________   Relationship to senior   _________________

Phone  _______________________________     Alternate Phone   _______________________________

TRANSPORTATION REQUEST

Date   _________   Pick up time  _________   Appt time   ____________   Return Time   ____________

Destination/Purpose of trip   _____________________________________________________________

Address:  _________________________________  __________________________________________

Driver assigned  _______________________________________________________________________

  • Miles transported ______________________ Total miles driven ____________________________
  • Ministry or church information given to passenger.
  • Driver NOTES _____________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

COMPLIMENTS OFCOMPLIMENTS OF:Koinonia Senior Care:Koinonia Senior Care::

Enriching the lives of homebound seniors and their caregivers and encouraging our community to join us!

Mailing address: 13303 W. Maple, Suite 139, PMB #128, Wichita, KS  67235

kscare4u@gmail.com            Ÿ       316.209.9028316.209.9028              Ÿ           www.kscare.orgwww.kscare.org

 

Download Transportation Request & Passenger Information Church Form

Transporting Seniors Tips for Church Care

Things to Keep in Mind

 Should I Be Driving Others?

If you can answer “yes” to the following, then driving others can be a true blessing!

  •  Do family and friends say your driving is safe and are willing to ride with you?
  • Do you have a valid driver’s license for the state in which you reside? r Do you have current car tags?
  • Do you have adequate car insurance?
  • Do I keep my vehicle properly maintained and in good working order?
  • Are you free of accidents, fender benders, and ticket violations in the past 2 years?
  • Are you free of medication that might impair your ability to drive?
  • Are you free of vision problems or other medical conditions that interfere with responsible driving?

Should I drive my car or the senior’s car?

  • It is safer for you to drive your car because you are familiar with it, know that it has been maintained, and know that you have insurance on it.
  • Knowing if the senior’s car has been maintained (or if it sits in the garage for months at a time) and knowing if their tags and insurance are updated can take some homework.
  • Check state law, but in Kansas, your personal insurance follows the car, not the driver.

So if you are in accident in your car, you and the senior will be insured.  You don’t you know if the senior’s car has insurance.  If you are in an accident driving the senior’s car, you are dependent on the senior’s insurance, which could be an unknown.

Should I wear a chauffer’s hat? 

Probably not necessary, but here are some tips that will make your journey safe and successful.

  •  Keep vehicle free of clutter and unpleasant odors (Put a fabric softener sheet under the seat) r Light conversation is encouraged over the choice of the radio.
  • Make sure everyone is wearing their seatbelt.
  • Talking or texting on the phone should wait until the vehicle is stopped and parked. r Drive cautiously and at speeds appropriate for traffic, weather, and road conditions.
  • Offer passenger a bottle of water to stay hydrated.
  • Ask them if they would like to stop at the restroom before heading home.
  • Ask if there is another stop they need to make on the way home (groceries, bank…)

It’s the journey, not just the destination!

COMPLIMENTS of: Koinonia Senior Care:

Enriching the lives of homebound seniors and their caregivers and encouraging our community to join us!

Mailing address: 13303 W. Maple, Suite 139, PMB #128, Wichita, KS  67235

kscare4u@gmail.com       Ÿ       316.209.9028       Ÿ       www.kscare.org

 

Download Transporting Seniors Tips for Church Care