10 Ways to Transport a Senior to the Doctor or Other Appointments

Posted by On Time Ambulance on 7/28/16 11:29 AM

 

[Updated: 2/17/2017]

 

When they can’t drive, getting Mom, Dad, Grandma or Grandpa to the doctor and other medical appointments can be challenging. They can’t afford to miss a key appointment, but you aren’t able to drop everything to give them a ride and accompany them each time.

It can seem like there are few places to turn --- but there are actually plenty of options.

To some this list may seem like common sense. But we're often surprised at how many people don’t know of the services and solutions available. Without further ado, here are ten ways to get a senior to his or her doctor’s appointment.

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Tags: Medical Car, Medical Transportation, Wheelchair Transportation

My First Day at On Time: June 10th, 1991

Posted by Susan Delsandro on 7/14/16 11:00 AM

My first day of work at On Time began with John asking me to do him a favor by completing a trip into NYC. No other drivers were available that day.

The trip was for a 22-year-old man who had injured himself falling off of a roof. He needed to go into the city to see a hand surgeon. I was running late, and wasn’t able to stop at the bank to make a deposit before leaving to get the car.

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Tags: Non Emergency Medical Transportation, Medical Car, Employee Features

Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) Explained

Posted by On Time Ambulance on 2/12/16 2:57 PM

 

Taxis or public transportation are often not viable options for people who have recently undergone medical procedures or who are disabled. Non-emergency medical transportation is always an option for those in need. It’s also not just for the elderly. Clients of all ages utilize the service for a number of reasons.

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Tags: Wheelchair Transportation, Non Emergency Medical Transportation, Medical Car

Factors that Affect the Cost of Private Pay Medical Transportation

Posted by On Time Ambulance on 10/30/15 12:08 PM

Medical transport is a perfect solution for a variety of different types of clients. But more often than not, Medicare and private insurance won't pay for it. The patient or the family must pay privately for the service. Rates can differ substantially, so before you pay privately for medical transportation for yourself or a loved one, be aware of some important factors that will affect the cost of the ride.

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Tags: Medical Transportation, Wheelchair Transportation, Medical Car

Medical Transportation You Can Trust

Posted by Kimberly Wellinger on 9/4/15 8:34 AM

Every day, more and more people require medical transportation whether it be to a doctor's appointment, to school, or maybe a ride home from the hospital. When picking your transportation company, who can you really trust with your loved ones? With all the overnight pop up transportation companies out there that seem to close just as fast as they open, how do you know if you're really picking the best one or, more importantly, the safest? Will you or your loved one be safe while in transport? How safe is the transportation company's vehicle? Is the driver that has you or your loved one properly trained? The list of concerns is endless.

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Tags: Shuttle Bus, Wheelchair Transportation, Medical Car

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