Transportation Dedicated To The Elderly and Sick - Sweden and Denmark

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Transportation Dedicated To The Elderly and Sick - Sweden

A total of seven examples of Sweden’s transportation services for the elderly have been complied into the attached spreadsheet — Sweden Tab. In finding those examples, we examined multiple reports and compilations of information including both recent and older sources. The specific information was scattered across new and old sources. We examined authoritative sources with information specific to Sweden such as Independent Living, Seniors Matter, Drive Sweden, Cuyahoga Seniors Ride, and Vinnova. Unfortunately, we uncovered only one relevant example — Cuyahoga Seniors Ride.

Next, we decided to search for examples of transportation services offered by the local government by using Swedish translations of specific keywords relevant to the search and managed to uncover six more additional examples run by locals, groups, and the local government. All the information is included in the attached Spreadsheet, Sweden — Tab.

ABOUT TRANSPORTATION FOR THE ELDERLY AND SICK IN SWEDEN

In Sweden, updating transportation strategies takes from 8 to 10 years since regular updates are not part of the standard practice for the local authorities. It is estimated that approximately 1.5 million people live with disabilities in Sweden. Moreover, the country is dedicated to developing new laws regarding disabled individuals using public transportation. Often, disabled people suffer the most since they have to use ordinary taxis, which are expensive. Overall, the Swedish public transportation system includes city buses, metros, and trams.

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES PROCIDERS IN SWEDEN

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Transportation Dedicated To The Elderly and Sick - Denmark

Ten transportation services in Denmark available to elderly and sick people include the Peaceful Bay Community Bus, Denmark Health Service—Home & Community Care Bus, Denmark Community Bus, Denmark Over 50s Volunteer Driver Programme, Transwa Coach & Train Service, School Buses, Denmark Bus Charter, Denmark Tours & Charters, St John Community Transport Service, and the Eldercare Program. This spreadsheet contains the details of the transportation services identified.

RESEARCH STRATEGY

In the initial stages of our research, we found information clearly stating that public transportation is unavailable in Denmark. We also found a pre-compiled list of transportation options that were formulated by the Seniors Advisory Committee in Shire of Denmark to make provisions for the elderly and the sick. Then, we searched for the individual websites of the transport services since they were not provided in the list and added them once we found them.
We then tried to find other transportation services and found that similar services as arranged by the Seniors Advisory Committee were provided by the St John Community Transport Service as well as the Eldercare Program by the Northwest Danish Association, so we included this information as well.

TRANSPORTATION FOR THE ELDERLY AND SICK IN DENMARK

Unfortunately, public transport for the elderly and sick are unavailable in Denmark. However, arrangements have been made by the Seniors Advisory Committee, to make provisions for them. The use of an ambulance privately, rather than only in a health-related capacity is also an alternative means of transport for the elderly and sick in the country. They have the opportunity to use wheelchairs or walker assistance, as well as transportation to attend events.
TRANSPORTATION SERVICES IN DENMARK
The transportation services present in Denmark include:
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From Part 02
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  • "Public Transport is not available in Denmark. The Seniors Advisory Committee have developed a Transport Options in Denmark brochure to provide information on alternative sources of local transport for people who require assistance."
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  • "Specifically this pamphlet is intended to provide information about transport options for the aged, infirmed, isolated and disadvantaged."
  • "It is acknowledged that there are many within our community that, for a number of reasons, require support in accessing transport either travelling within the Shire or accessing services and facilities further afield in places such as Albany and Perth. "