Travel Tips for Seniors
The U.S. population is getting older. In 2009, there were just under 40 million people over age 65, and that number is projected to grow to 72 million by 2030, according to the Administration on Aging. More seniors means more people traveling with medical conditions. Recently, a Huffington Post blogger addressed this issue in a post on air travel tips for seniors. He offered some sound advice, from arranging access to a wheelchair in the airport to communicating with airlines. But there's an even simpler solution to the challenges that some elderly people face when they fly: hiring an air medical escort service.
Seniors are more likely than others to have issues that make traveling difficult, like limited mobility, the need to use an oxygen tank, or even memory or cognitive problems that can make getting around in an airport confusing and stressful. Older adults and their families may try to manage all these issues on their own, using a patchwork of solutions to make sure that a trip goes smoothly, from hiring a concierge service to help with check in, to going online to review TSA security screening policies, to spending hours on the phone with airlines to confirm policies on portable oxygen or other issues. It's time-consuming and stressful, but many families take this do-it-yourself approach because they don't realize that there's another way. But MedFlight911 can handle all these tasks and more, significantly easing the burden on patients and their families.
Our air medical escort service makes travel easier for patients and their families. Once you hire us, we take charge and handle all the trip details: booking the flight, communicating with the airline, helping you through security and to your gate, and accompanying you on your flight. Our medical escorts are there with you every step of the way (some people may refer to this service as "traveling companions" or other names, but the service is essentially the same).
Of course, some people hear the words "medical escort" and they think the service is not for them – they're not sick, they just need a helping hand, after all. While many of the people who MedFlight911's escorts help have serious medical conditions, others are just regular people who feel a little more comfortable having someone by their side when they're taking a trip. The services we provide run the gamut. Whatever the situation, we're happy to help!
Are you interested in learning more about MedFlight911's air medical escort services? Give us a call at 888-359-1911 or get a no-obligation air medical transport quote here.