Piedmont Senior Resources Area Agency on Aging and Piedmont Health District Join Forces to Enhance Non-Emergency Medical Transportation for Older Adults
Piedmont Senior Resources Area Agency on Aging (PSR) is pleased to announce a groundbreaking partnership with the Piedmont Health District (PHD) to support and assist in funding PSR's Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) program. This collaboration aims to address the critical issue of transportation access for older adults in rural areas, ensuring equitable healthcare opportunities for all.
Transportation barriers have long been a significant challenge for older adults, particularly those residing in rural communities. The lack of reliable transportation options often leads to missed medical appointments, delayed treatments, and limited access to essential healthcare services. Recognizing this pressing need, PSR and PHD have united their efforts to bridge the transportation gap and improve the overall well-being of older adults in the Piedmont region.
Dr. Maria Almond, Director of the Piedmont Health District, expressed her enthusiasm for this partnership, stating, “The availability of reliable, safe transportation is fundamental to health access, especially for our aging population. By collaborating with Piedmont Senior Resources, we can ensure that older adults in our community have the means to reach their medical appointments, receive necessary treatments, and maintain their overall health and well-being."
Justine A. Young, CEO of Piedmont Senior Resources Area Agency on Aging, echoed Dr. Almond's sentiments, emphasizing the significance of this collaboration. "We are thrilled to partner with the Piedmont Health District to enhance our Non-Emergency Medical Transportation program. This joint effort will enable us to expand our services and reach more older adults in need, ensuring they have equitable access to healthcare resources and can age with dignity in their own communities."
The partnership between PSR and PHD will provide vital financial support to PSR's NEMT program, enabling more trips for more older adults. These enhancements will significantly improve transportation options for older adults, empowering them to maintain their independence, access necessary medical care, and engage in social activities that contribute to their overall well-being.
PSR and PHD are committed to addressing the unique challenges faced by older adults in rural areas, where transportation resources are often limited. By working together, they aim to create a more inclusive and equitable healthcare system that ensures no older adult is left behind due to transportation barriers.
For more information about Piedmont Senior Resources Area Agency on Aging and the Piedmont Health District, please visit www.psraaa.org and www.vdh.virginia.gov/piedmont.
About Piedmont Senior Resources Area Agency on Aging:
Piedmont Senior Resources Area Agency on Aging is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for older adults in the Piedmont region. Through a range of programs and services, PSR promotes independence, well-being, and dignity for seniors, empowering them to age in place and remain active members of their communities.
About Piedmont Health District:
Piedmont Health District is a government agency committed to protecting and promoting the health and well-being of the residents in the Piedmont region. By providing essential public health services, PHD strives to improve the overall health outcomes and quality of life for individuals and communities within its jurisdiction.