Envoy America Partners with TravAlz to offer Extensive Dementia Training and Certification for their Driver Companions

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Envoy America’s driver companions are now trained specifically to offer safe and comfortable travel to people with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. This provides an extension of the healthcare services that allows travel to go as smoothly as possible.

Envoy America, a comprehensive senior ride program that offers door-to-door accompanied transportation services for seniors and patients are taking their services a step further. All driver companions with Envoy America will now be offered Dementia/Alzheimer’s training and certification, after a rigorous education day is completed under the instruction of Jan Dougherty, MS, RN, FAAN, CEO and Founder, TravAlz.

If a person has Alzheimer's or other dementia, it doesn't mean he or she can no longer participate in meaningful activities; but it does require planning to ensure safety and enjoyment for everyone.

“Traveling is a complete disruption of routine, which is one of the only stabilizing factors in a Dementia/Alzheimer’s patient’s day-to-day life,” said Jan Dougherty, CEO and Founder, TravAlz. “For someone who is often confused and unaware of their surroundings, travel can be very disorienting and difficult to handle. Envoy America’s driver companions are now trained specifically on how to interact with people with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. This provides an extension of the healthcare services that allows travel to go as smoothly as possible.”

“We are so honored to work with Jan Dougherty and the TravAlz team to offer this crucial training for our driver companions to better help people with dementia in the Phoenix Metro Area,” said K.C. Kanaan, CEO and co-founder of Envoy America. “This is just another example of how our driver companions help those in need of extra assistance beyond simply picking up and dropping someone off at the curb.”     

About Envoy America

Envoy America is a Scottsdale, Arizona company that operates a ridesharing platform and mobile application that matches seniors and patients that cannot drive or don’t want to drive themselves with driver companions. The company leverages smart technology and human compassion to extend the health system outside the home. The service helps seniors and patients stay healthy, independent and socially active – all without getting behind the wheel of a car. The Envoy America service is delivered by driver companions who are 50+ in age and specially trained and certified to provide a helping hand, like a son or daughter would. Call Envoy America at (888) 375-5558 to schedule an appointment. For more information, please visit http://www.envoyamerica.com.

About Trav-Alz

Trav-Alz is a Tempe, Arizona company that provides expert consultation and training to the travel industry promoting dementia friendly solutions to assist people living with memory loss and their families to travel with confidence and success. Prior to launching Trav-Alz, Jan Dougherty, MS, RN, FAAN served as the Family and Community Services Director at Banner Alzheimer’s Institute in Phoenix, Arizona where she conceived and launched numerous community based innovations to better serve people with dementia and family caregivers. Jan has pioneered unique dementia programs being used in Arizona, nationally and internationally. She is widely recognized for her achievements in the field of aging and dementia care having won numerous awards in addition to being a noted speaker and author in the field of dementia.

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