Air Medical Escorts Brings Families Together
The holiday season is behind us, and many people have just said goodbye to visiting family members or returned from trips to see their families. Often, during these visits, we may realize that a loved one's health isn't as good as we might have thought. Perhaps it's clear that they can no longer travel on their own, or it may even be time for them to move closer to other family members who can supervise their care. That's where MedFlight911, with our air medical escort, air ambulance, and ground medical transport services, comes in.
Air medical escort services are designed for people who are healthy enough to travel on a commercial flight, but need a little bit of help – perhaps with getting around, taking medications, or administering oxygen. Often, air medical escorts are used when someone is too sick to fly without assistance, but sometimes families hire air medical escorts just for the peace of mind.
For example, last year, we worked with a family that needed an escort to accompany a 98-year-old woman on a flight from Michigan to Washington state so that she could see her seriously ill daughter. Sophie didn't have any serious medical problems, but the family wasn't comfortable with her traveling alone because of her age. Fortunately, the trained air medical escorts at MedFlight911 were able to step in and get Sophie to and from Michigan with no problems.
Of course, sometimes people need a little more medical attention than is possible to give on a commercial flight. In those cases, an air ambulance or ground medical transportation might be the better option. We often arrange air ambulance and ground medical transport so that people can be closer to their families.
For example, adult children may decide that it's time to move their elderly parents to a nursing home or other facility. Once, we transported an elderly man who had suffered a paralyzing neck injury from Brazil to the U.S. via air ambulance so that he could be closer to his family, who would oversee his care.
In another case, we used a medical motor coach to move an elderly woman from California to the Pacific Northwest so that she could live closer to her son. This was what we call a non-emergent transport – the woman didn't have any life-threatening medical issues – so the motor coach was a good, affordable option for the family.
Whether your loved one travels with an air medical escort or via ground or air ambulance, every patient benefits from the attention of our trained medical crews of experienced nurses and paramedics. Our team is here to help every step of the way, and we're committed to making sure each patient gets to where they need to be quickly and safely.
To find out more about MedFlight911's air medical escort services, give us a call at 888-359-1911 or get a no-obligation worldwide air ambulance quote here.