Don't Be Afraid to Ask for Help: 3 Reasons to Hire an Air Medical Escort
We're a do-it-yourself kind of society. Many of us don't want to admit that sometimes we need a little help. Instead, we'd rather fumble along as we try to do something ourselves, rather than asking for assistance. Unfortunately, the desire to be independent may discourage some people from hiring an air medical escort because they don't want to ask for help.
We understand. If you or a loved one is in poor health, it's tempting to think that you can handle it all on your own. And the fact is, you probably can – until suddenly, you can't. When someone is sick, the line between having everything under control and needing emergency medical attention is often thin and easily crossed. Throw travel into the mix and things get even more complicated. That's where our air medical escorts come in. These trained medical professionals travel with a patient on a commercial flight, helping with everything from navigating security to administering medications. Their support is often the difference between a successful trip and an unsuccessful one.
Not sure if you really need a commercial medical escort? Here are 3 reasons why you might:
- You or your loved one has trouble getting around by yourself. Airports are sprawling, planes are cramped, lines are long. Traveling is difficult enough as it is, but add mobility challenges into the mix and it's even worse. An air medical escort helps a patient negotiate security, get to the gate on time, and board the plane easily (usually before other passengers). They handle all the details so the traveling patient (and their family) doesn't need to worry.
- You or your loved one has memory problems or other cognitive challenges. Traveling can be confusing, especially at big airports or on trips with multiple legs. If you're worried about a loved one's ability to travel without getting lost or confused, an air medical escort can provide invaluable peace of mind. MedFlight911's air medical escorts will stay with the patient from the moment they arrive at the airport until arrival at their final destination. The medical escorts also help administering medications and with general hygiene tasks. You won't need to worry about your loved one getting to where they need to be, because their escort will be there to help them.
- You're traveling with your loved one, but you can't do it all. If your loved one is sick or injured, you may not have the resources to help them travel safely and comfortably. For example, a couple in their 70s were on vacation in Hawaii when the man fell and injured his leg, which made it difficult for him to get around independently. His wife could provide some support, but she was rather frail and was afraid she'd hurt herself in the process of trying to help him. The couple decided to hire an air medical escort to assist them on their journey back to Chicago (which included a layover and plane change in Los Angeles). The air medical escort helped reduce the stress on the couple and made the trip home as easy as possible.
Air medical escorts provide help when you need it most. Reduce worry and stress by letting MedFlight911 handle the details so that you and your loved one can travel safely and in comfort. Give us a call at 888-359-1911 or get a no-obligation air medical transport quote here.