Lift Hero Offers Friendly Ride Sharing for Elderly Passengers

By: Alyson Wyers - Oct 1, 2014
References: lifthero & fastcoexist
This ride sharing service is targeted specifically at senior citizens. Lift Hero connects the elderly with responsible and friendly drivers who use their own vehicles. Like Uber for an older population, Lift Hero was founded by a grandson pained by seeing his grandmother lose her ability to drive -- and with it her freedom.

Located in the Bay Area of San Francisco, the ride sharing service offers "door-through-door transportation and accompaniment." In addition to using personal vehicles, Lift Hero differentiates itself by recruiting quality drivers from the healthcare industry (either professionals or students) who gain experience working with aging people. They also focus on non-emergency transportation and attempt to emulate the kind of ride seniors would get from a family member.