Long Distance Nursing Home Transportation – Wheelchair Accessible Services

senior nursing homeA nursing home is a place for someone who needs care around the clock, but isn’t so sick that they have to be in a hospital. Many who live in nursing homes are seniors, but these facilities are intended for anyone who suffers a severe or debilitating illness and is unable to care for themselves. Modern nursing homes offer activities, skilled medical attention, physical therapy, and other forms of support.

Moving to a nursing home isn’t necessarily an easy step; some are relieved when the decision is made and look forward to the attention and company of a nursing home, but others can feel betrayed by their family. It is important that the family makes the decision together, and that the facility chosen is a good fit.

Many seniors live far away from their family, and when the time comes to move to a nursing home, the time might also be right to move closer to loved ones. The only problem with this reasoning is actually getting there – traveling state to state or even across the country can be hard enough for a healthy person. Someone who needs the care of a nursing home might not be up to traveling that far in the passenger seat of a car or on a commercial plane.

How to choose the best medical transportation company for your needs

This is when long distance medical transportation comes in. It can be hard to trust a loved one to a medical transportation company, and some things to consider are:

  • Is the service designed around the needs of your loved one?
  • Is the vehicle used safe, comfortable, and dependable?
  • Does the personnel know how to transfer and care for patients?
  • Can the company accommodate dietary needs?
  • Will the transport arrive when the company says it will?
  • Is there an onboard restroom?
  • Will your loved one have to travel backwards?

If you choose MED Transport Center for your long distance medical transportation needs, we will use a MED Coach or MED Cruiser. The MED Coach is like a medically equipped tour bus, and the MED Cruiser more like a medically equipped motor home. Both types of vehicles are heavy, have a long wheelbase, and are equipped with special suspension to make the journey as comfortable as possible. Both coaches and cruisers are equipped with a comfortable hospital bed with memory foam and constant airflow mattress. Your loved one can sit up and look out the window if they so choose, or lie down and take a nap.

staff with patient boarding in wheelchair

The caring support and comfort of our motor coaches

Our long distance, medically equipped motor coaches are wheelchair accessible; they include a wheelchair lift for a safe entry and exit. The vehicles are large enough to hold a sofa, onboard kitchen, and onboard bathroom – and a friend or relative can tag along for the ride. There’s no need to worry about stopping at public restrooms, and we are pet friendly. Larger pets should wear a collar and leash, and smaller pets travel best in a crate.

A registered and experienced nurse who has contact with our company physician escorts each transport. Two professional drivers used to all kinds of weather make sure the coach gets where it’s supposed to on time. The vehicles are owned and serviced by MED Transport Center, and they are guaranteed to be clean and safe.

Call us now at 800-311-3412 for more information and a free quote.

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