Local Transportation Options for Seniors in Carteret County

Man rolling wheelchair onto van lift

We’ve been listening… and exploring solutions.

This Council is grounded in the results of the 1-question survey fielded earlier this year and are focused on finding ways to make life a bit better/easier for senior individuals and their caregivers living in Pine Knoll Shores.

We received multiple comments across a wide range of needs.

This posting focuses on individuals who identified transportation issues as well as a need for non-medical in-home care for brief periods of time.

Expressed needs included, but were not limited to:

  • Getting to doctor visits
  • Pharmacy pick-ups
  • Grocery shopping
  • Airport transportation
  • Relief for round-the-clock caregivers

The following is not an exhaustive list of possible solutions.

Some of these agencies may already be known to you though their offerings may have changed. All of them require payment. Most post reasonable rates.

Over time, we will build on this list as we become aware of new options.

Call ahead to inquire about specific destinations and rates. Services must be scheduled in advance.

East Carolina Home Care
In-home non-medical services
Amber Rogers
252-240-1234
Accepts private and Medicare insurance

Home Helpers
In-home non-medical services; transportation, companion & errand services
Dan Coughlin and Leigh DeKorte
252-622-4690

Carteret County Area Transportation System (CCATS) – click Services > transportation
Variety of non-emergency fixed route and door-to-door transportation options.
Jeannette: 6-11am, Phil: 12-5pm
252-240-1043 for scheduling
Ext. 5 for Medicaid/Medicare coverage questions

Pine Knoll Shores Residents
Karen Murphy, RN, retired
252-269-8123
Available to assist with non-medical transportation and home care needs
Carteret Transportation Services for all transportation needs

Jon Simmons – Class A commercial driver
252-808-7790
Airport shuttle, non-emergency medical transportation, personal driver, concerts, out of town, etc.

Note: Some agencies also offer medical care supporting activities of daily living; these services may be more expensive.

Disclaimer: Inclusion in this Community Resource Guide does not imply endorsement and exclusion does not indicate disapproval.

The Council on Aging disclaims any and all responsibility and liability that may be asserted or claimed resulting from or arising out of reliance upon the information presented in this Resource Guide.

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