overview and terms:
services for seniors in St. Louis, Missouri comes in many forms such
as "curb to curb", "home to door", and “escort services”. The
following terms are used to refer to transportation services provided
to seniors in the St. Louis metropolitan area.
Curb to curb:
This term is used
to refer to transportation services which require a rider to walk from
the house to the curb to enter a vehicle.
Home to door:
assist a rider from the home to the vehicle and through the door of
the destination. People who need this level of service should call to
confirm the distance to be assisted, the number of steps and also the
weight that will be supported by the individual providing services.
A person will
accompany an older adult or small-group needing assistance getting to
and from medical appointments, shopping or banking.
Title III of the
older Americans act permits round-trip transportation to congregate
meal sites, medical appointments and limited shopping. Title XIX
requires transportation of Medicaid patients to doctor’s offices and
other medical services.
Non driver ID Cards:
State of Missouri
identification cards are issued to non-drivers who must be at least 18
years old. Applicants must present a birth certificate and proof of
Social Security number. The cost is $7.25; $2.25 for renewal. The
card is valid for five years and may be obtained at deputy registrars.