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Envoy America Receives Dementia Society of America’s Dementia SMART Award

Receipt of this distinctive award is an affirmation of the services the company is dedicated to providing, publishes

Phoenix, Arizona - June 25, 2018 /MarketersMedia/

Envoy America, a comprehensive ridesharing program that offers transportation plus assistance and companionship for seniors and patients, was the first and only ridesharing company to receive the distinctive Dementia SMART® Award from the Dementia Society of America® this April. The award recognizes and celebrates business' and organizations' large-scale efforts to be more Dementia-friendly in their offerings.

All Envoy America driver companions are required to complete rigorous training, including a Dementia training and certification course. This training is under the instruction of Jan Dougherty, MS, RN, FAAN, CEO and Founder, TravAlz and Former Director, Banner Alzheimer's Institute.

If a person is living with 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 a key stabilizing factor in one'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 living with various forms of Dementia. This provides an extension of the healthcare services that allows travel to go more smoothly."

A fundamental part of Envoy America's mission is to help seniors stay independent, healthy and socially active without getting behind the wheel of a car. The company has delivered pioneering service, which has made a real difference to people with Dementia and their caregivers in a range of different settings.

"We could not be prouder and more honored to receive the Dementia Society of America's distinctive Dementia SMART award," said K. C. Kanaan, Chief Executive Officer, Envoy America. "The award is a tribute to the superb work of the Envoy America drivers and management team in delivering best-in-class transportation services to empower the lives of those with Dementia and their caregivers. Although Envoy provides its senior assistance services to a huge cross-section of active seniors and patients, the company is deeply gratified to have also carved out this Dementia specialty."

Dementia Society's Kevin Jameson, President and Chairman, said, "We applaud the driver-training efforts that Envoy America has implemented. It helps those living with Dementia continue to be active, get out and about, and do it in a way which is meaningful, respectful and sensitive to an individual's needs. Envoy America's services can go a long way toward creating greater peace of mind for all those involved."

Over the last 30 months, the Envoy America team has embedded working with Dementia sufferers at the heart of their service. They have delivered services to thousands of people with dementia in 68 major cities throughout Arizona, Texas, Washington, New Mexico, and Illinois. The service has reached a variety of clients, from people living in their own homes to those in senior living communities and hospital care.

About Envoy America:

Envoy America's mission is to help seniors stay independent, healthy and socially active without getting behind the wheel of a car. As the fastest growing rideshare company in the US that is solely focused on seniors and people who cannot or shouldn't drive, Envoy America is preferred by senior passengers and drivers for its safe, friendly experience. It's committed to affecting positive change for the future of seniors. Envoy America is partners with American Cancer Society and American Medical Response/Access 2 Care and is currently operating in Phoenix, Tucson, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Santa Fe, Tacoma, Seattle, Olympia, Albuquerque, and Chicago. For more information, visit or their Facebook page: To schedule a ride or to learn more about Envoy America, please call (888) 375-5558 or visit

About Dementia Society of America:

Pennsylvania-based Dementia Society of America (DSA) is the nation's leading all-Dementias awareness organization. Also, DSA provides an information hotline (1-800-DEMENTIA), and an easy-to-use, web-based locator which can assist families and individuals in finding valuable support near them ( DSA underwrites, through its Ginny Gives® Program, non-medical activities focused on: music and singing; dance and movement; the visual arts, touch, and sensory stimulation. Lastly, the Dementia Society's Dementia SMART® Award Program provides recognition to those serving the Dementia community through exemplary care, innovation and research. Learn more at

Contact Info:
Name: Monica Escalante
Organization: Envoy America
Address: 3240 E Union Hills Drive, Suite 169 Phoenix, AZ 85050
Phone: 206-206-6451

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