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Driving Miss Daisy - Bay of Plenty

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Driving Miss Daisy - Bay of Plenty
Home Help and Personal Care/Assistance
Tauranga and surrounds
Bay of Plenty, Bay of Plenty
0800 363 000
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Gerard and Janice Barnard - 0800 363 000
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Driving Miss Daisy BOP provides personal driving assistance and companionship for anyone who is unable to drive themselves. If you don’t want to - or cannot - rely on family and friends to get you out and about, use Driving Miss Daisy’s safe, friendly and reliable service to help you maintain your independence.
What our clients say about us

"We are loving your service - thanks!"

"Driving Miss Daisy has been a huge help to my family. As we are all working full time, it’s hard to get dad to appointments. Driving Miss Daisy has taken all the worry out of that for us. They take dad and look after him at the appointments and then take him home again, just as we would do. If a wheelchair is required, they provide it as part of the service. An excellent, warm and friendly service for sure."

"Driving Miss Daisy helps our Care Home transport residents to and from appointments and also provides an invaluable escorting service when it is needed. They are always punctual, friendly and efficient and their vehicles are well appointed, safe and cater for wheelchairs as well. They are a trusted part of our service for our residents and I can thoroughly recommend them."

"Driving Miss Daisy is absolutely fantastic, very professional and caring"

"Thanks for your service - Dad reports he is very happy and I like the clear invoicing"

"Will definitely use you again, I always feel comfortable with your service"

"Thanks heaps for your amazing service - don't know what I would have done without you"

"After breaking my wrist, I relied on Driving Miss Daisy to get me to work. The drivers were all lovely, always on time and reliable. Life would have been a lot harder without them."
Updated: 12 Apr 2017
Service Description
Service Description
Based in Tauranga since 2007, we have five vehicles in the Bay of Plenty. All our vehicles are adapted to make travelling easier for people with reduced mobility. For those in wheelchairs, we have ramps or hoists in four of our vehicles.

Let us take you to your appointments, help you do your shopping, get you to your clubs and social activities or simply take you out for a drive and a coffee. There is plenty of room for friends, family members or carers to accompany you, if you wish.

We can also provide a wheelchair for anyone who wants to go out but isn't confident on their feet. If possible, we try to provide the same driver each time you use us so you can feel really comfortable with our service.

Our drivers hold a current P endorsement and first aid certificate and have been police vetted. Most also have backgrounds in caregiving or nursing so can provide whatever help you need.

We are NZTA licensed, hold a contract with the BOP DHB and are also a registered ACC provider. If you are entitled to subsidised transport services, ask your case manager for us by name.

In addition to local trips, we can also take you further afield, for example to Auckland, Waikato or Rotorua hospitals or airports.

Driving Miss Daisy BOP is not just a pick up and drop off taxi - we offer a superior service and provide the extra care our clients need if family cannot be there. We will accompany you to your appointment if you wish and report back to family or carers; we can do your shopping and unpack it for you at home; we will run errands and generally provide whatever assistance is needed. Our drivers love to go the extra mile.

Invoices can be sent to family if preferred, to relieve any financial stress

We are a small service so bookings are essential, please

Let us get you there with care.

Contact Gerard on 027 607 7354 or 0800 363 000 for further information or to make a booking.
Updated: 12 Apr 2017
Suburbs/Districts/Towns Serviced
Suburbs/Districts/Towns Serviced
We are based in Tauranga, covering the Western Bay of Plenty from Katikati to Te Puke and can take you wherever you need to go. <br /> <br /> If you are outside this area and need to come to appointments in Tauranga, please call to discuss.
Updated: 12 Apr 2017
Specialities or Areas of Expertise.
Specialities or Areas of Expertise.
Specialities or Areas of Expertise. Status Details
Dementia Care Yes We escort clients with dementia to appointments, day centres and activities and make sure they are safe and supervised at all times. We can also go into appointments with the client's permission in order to report back to family or carers.
Updated: 12 Apr 2017
Domestic Assistance
Domestic Assistance
Type Self Funded Subsidised After Hours
Shopping Assistance Yes No Negotiable We can take you shopping and provide a wheelchair if that is helpful, or we can do your shopping for you if preferred.
Transport Assistance Yes No Negotiable Our friendly drivers can take you wherever you need to go.
Updated: 12 Apr 2017
Companionship Self Funded Subsidised After Hours
Other Social Support Yes No Negotiable Driving Miss Daisy provides companionship for people living alone. We can take you on outings, shopping, to the movies, the garden centre, a cafe and so on.
Updated: 12 Apr 2017
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Updated: 25 Sep 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Other details Yes Our drivers have been police vetted and first aid trained. Driving Miss Daisy BOP is an accredited ACC provider, is NZTA approved and holds a contract with the BOP DHB.
Updated: 12 Apr 2017