Caring for a love one or patient can be a struggle. If you are faced with the decision to travel long distance, please consider all potential scenarios that could happen depending on the stability of your loved one. If you feel confident that you understand the patient’s needs best and have the necessary equipment to make the trip, then the trip should go more smoothly. However, most people do not have the medical equipment or training needed to handle a long distance transport especially if a crisis situation occurs. In the event of an emergency, would you feel confident to think quickly and make the best decisions? Most people who are not professionally trained freeze in a crisis or become more stressed due to the amount of work and planning to travel.
Typical vehicles do not have the special accommodations needed for more severe conditions. Transporting disabled loved ones or a patient with special needs usually requires a wheelchair or large van to accommodate getting the person in and out comfortably and without issue. One may have to bend, lift and adjust a certain amount of weight to comfortably place an elderly loved one in the vehicle. This may not be an option for someone with back issues or for someone who may not feel confident that they are capable of lifting a certain amount of weight. Considering long distance travel require some movement to prevent blood clots and since elderly patients have more brittle bones an accidental fall could be detrimental to the their health.
Should you Hire a Professional Transportation Company?
If you feel uncomfortable traveling long distance and do not feel confident providing the care needed due to the patient’s health, personal health, or unable to provide the necessary accommodations, then yes, request services from a professional who has an excellent record with many years of experience arranging travel while providing safe and comfortable accommodations for those elderly loved ones.
Who We Are:
Med Transport Center offers non-emergency long-distance medical transportation by ground (MED Coach) or in flight (MED Flight). Med Transport Center has provided comfortable accommodations that support disabled or special needs patients for the last 30+ years. Our transportation service is designed for anyone who has increased medical needs or limited mobility, including the elderly, disabled, or even those who are just needing a little assistance during their travel.
Med Transportation Center is dedicated to providing a safe, comfortable journey with each ground or in flight transport. Each transport is medically-equipped for non-emergency transports, offers 2 professional drivers, a licensed nurse and an emergency physician in case the need arises. Furthermore, our utmost priority is to make sure that your loved one will safely get to his or her destination.
Our expert professionals coordinate the trip for your loved one while all you will have to do is call to make arrangements.
Call us today for a FREE Quote – 800-311-3412.