When a family member is in crisis and experiencing a severe medical problem, time is of the essence. Whether it is a suspected stroke, a possible heart attack or a broken bone, you cannot afford to wait.
In those situations, calling 911 is an essential part of caring for your loved one. There is no time to waste, and when the ambulance crew arrives, they will have access to a wide array of medical equipment, something the family car simply cannot provide.
As a caregiver or family member of an elderly loved one, you recognize a true emergency when you see it, but what about more routine medical transportation? Did you know that you can get help with all those doctor appointments, hospital follow-ups and other essential but non-emergency services?
There are many reasons to consider a non-emergency medical transport service for your loved one or elderly family member. Even if you are happy to provide those transportation services on your own, you may not have the expertise needed to provide all the necessary services.
If your loved one uses a wheelchair or walker to get around, they may not be able to get into the family car as easily as they once did. This could slow the transport and cause other issues, especially if you need to drive your loved one frequently.
In many cases the elderly individual may not communicate the difficulty they are experiencing. After all, they are happy for the service you are providing, and they do not want to hurt your feelings. Hence they suffer in silence, afraid to speak up or talk about the mobility issues they are experiencing.
By using a non-emergency medical transportation service, you free your elderly or disabled loved one from these difficulties. The drivers who work for these services are experts at recognizing, and dealing with, mobility issues.
Just as importantly, your elderly or disabled family member may not be as reluctant to discuss any issues they have been having. Since there is no pre-existing relationship, there may be fewer issues with communication, resulting in a smoother ride for your loved one and a better experience for everyone involved.
Using a non-emergency medical transportation service can also free up your time, so you can get on with your own life without worrying about the safety and security of your loved one. If you have been missing work and taking vacation days to drive to all those medical appointments, you will quickly appreciate the convenience and peace of mind these non-emergency medical transportation services can provide.
Even if you have been making it work until now, it may be time to give a non-emergency medical transportation service a call. When you make the call, you can rest assured that your loved one will be in caring hands, and you can rest easy knowing that everything, from picking up your family member at their home to driving to and from the appointment, will be taken care of.
Quickride is Alaska’s premier Non-emergency medical transportation. Providing the highest level of service for the elderly and disabled that need additional help with their transportation needs.
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