There is probably not much need to explain how important each visit to a doctor is for an elderly person; after all, health is the cornerstone that determines the quality of life of a retiree. But when preparing for their next doctor visit, most retirees are faced with two big problems.
First – how to get there? The problem here is that most doctor's offices and health clinics operate on the same working hours as the children, grandchildren, and family members who can, and want to help, but cannot afford to sacrifice a work-day.
Second – how to explain themselves and their concerns? It's no secret that most of our elders came to America at an already matured age, and their level of English vocabulary is limited by only a few commonly used phrases. Therefore, we at King David Community Center gladly and quickly rush to the aid of customers under our care, providing them both transportation and translator services.
Dedicated staff-members find out the schedule of their ward's doctors visits, and then mark down the appropriate dates and times for our transportation services. At the time of the next doctor visit, a translator also comes along to make sure our customers have a thorough and effective conversation with their doctors.
The staff gladly provide these services, because it is an opportunity to provide assistance to their fellow man, and also an opportunity to get first-hand information about the health status of their patients, and any changes that may have occurred. This first-hand information then allows us at King David Community Center to make appropriate changes to the diet of our patients, and an increase or decrease to their physical and mental activity.