Safely Transporting Patients From Their Home to the Hospital: The Best Options

Safely Transporting Patients

If you are using public transportation intended for Ambulatory Day Surgery Transportation, please allow sufficient time in case of cancellations or delays. When planning your return journey (or to other services such as a rehabilitation clinic), you may not be able to drive yourself so you may need to take other measures.

Safely Transporting Patients

Section 1: What if your loved one needs medical help

1. Assess the reason before a SEDAN through Amera is called, you should always assess the reason why your loved one needs medical help. It is extremely important to know the reason for your loved one’s trip to the hospital. If the trip has a medical condition, you should be aware of what could be a life-threatening situation if it is not dealt with.

2. Promptly Contact the hospital- Contact the hospital or clinic to inform them that you are transporting your loved one to the hospital. The hospital will provide a reference number to you and will give you instructions to follow once you arrive at the hospital

3. Get a SEDAN through Amera to Transport your loved one -You can call the assigned CNA immediately or the AMERA scheduling department

The common modes of transportation

There are different types of ambulatory transportation available today. Sedan service requires a driver with a car and the ability to transport patients at speeds around 35-45 mph (40 mph outside of the city and limited access routes). The driving mode is adapted to the patient and their medical condition.

Safely Transporting Patients

Selecting the most appropriate long- or short-distance medical transportation service to transport your loved one safely to and from a medical appointment takes time and effort, especially if you’re doing it for the first time in this situation. AMERA comes in to assist you in selecting a non-emergency medical transport company that best meets your requirements.

Most of the time, patients are transported in the comfort of their own homes. Ambulance services are utilized when they are requested by the EMT or the patient may be in need of transportation on a regular basis or have a severe medical condition or injury requiring the transport of them. Insurance: If you don’t have health insurance, then you can often find a non-profit ambulance service to provide non-emergency ambulance services.

Most of the time, patients are transported in the comfort of their own homes. Ambulance services are utilized when they are requested by the EMT or the patient may be in need of transportation on a regular basis or have a severe medical condition or injury requiring the transport of them. Insurance: If you don’t have health insurance, then you can often find a non-profit ambulance service to provide non-emergency ambulance services.

Ambulatory transportation

Patients who need ambulatory transportation are more likely to be older and usually require help for multiple daily activities, including eating, dressing, toileting, getting around, or transferring from their bed to a chair. Ambulatory transportation might be needed for physical therapy or to visit a family member who lives too far to visit regularly.

Safely Transporting Patients

Ambulatory transportation is also necessary for frail and older adults who can’t remain home alone but do not qualify for a full-time nursing care facility. Ambulatory transportation is the most common mode of transport for adults in Michigan’s largest counties, yet many patients do not choose it because they think they don’t need it.

How to choose the best option for you

When choosing an ambulatory transportation service, you should look at a range of factors, including the rate of ridership, number of service stations, hourly rates, policies for cancellations, the type of vehicles, and whether or not the vehicles are wheelchair-accessible. If the vehicle is wheelchair-accessible, you may have additional questions about the degree to which the service meets your needs. As a general rule, the more walker-friendly the vehicle, the more access you will have to outside areas.

 

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LuzElena Rivers
PASSIONATE AND EMPOWERING CEO AT AMERA

Started Amera Solutions on the grassroots level with a desire to help her community. In 2010 she identified a need for ambulatory outpatient transportation. From tough beginnings herself, Mrs. Rivers developed an affinity for those who lacked the resources to take care of themselves and their families. Mrs. Rivers self-funded the start of Amera, growing it to the $10 million company it is today.

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