Door-through-door transportation, also known as assisted transportation, is a hands-on approach to transporting people with mobility limitations. It’s not uncommon for standard community transportation programs to neglect door-through-door services. As a leading provider of non-emergency medical transportation in Melbourne, we feel it is part of our duty to offer door-through-door services. After all, we see firsthand every day how much it helps many of our clients.
According to a case study published by the Transportation Research Board, transportation companies that offered door-through-door services were more in touch with community needs and more successful overall. That’s because door-through-door transportation offers a lot of benefits to seniors, along with people of all ages. Here are some noteworthy benefits of door-through-door transportation.
1. Bed Ridden? No Worries!
If an injury or medical condition has left you bedridden, how are you supposed to get to the doctor or other important appointments? Door-through-door services offer the most convenient and safe way to get elderly, frail, or injured patients on the road to recovery. For the most part, if you are bedridden, you are considered a stretcher patient and we are fully equipped to transport stretcher patients.
2. Bariatric Patients
Bariatric patients are often bedridden or struggle getting up and going outside. There is no need to stress, we transport bariatric patients from their bed to our top-notch vehicles and then onto their appointments. Our drivers are fully equipped with the equipment, knowledge, and compassion to get the job done as safely and efficiently as possible.
3. Helping Hand After Dialysis, Chemo or Other Treatments
Many of our regular clients undergo weekly dialysis or other treatments that can leave one feeling weak, tired, or sick. On an ordinary day, you might have no problem getting in and out of your home on your own, but certain treatments can cause you to need some extra help. We are all about customizing our services to your needs on any given day.
4. You Don’t Have to Feel Trapped in Your Home
Mobility declines as we age, it’s just a natural process of life. Elderly individuals still living at home often feel trapped by an inability to go down stairs or navigate out of their home for any reason. Door-through-door services grants everyone a chance to get out of the house. This is especially true for people living in more rural areas where public transportation is not an option, let alone public transportation that offers door-through-door services. Plus, we don’t just offer door-through-door services to medical appointments, we can help you get wherever you need to go.
Other Benefits of Stellar Transportation
Along with door-through-door transportation, we offer several other services to help patients with a variety of conditions. Such as:
- On-site EMT Drivers
Simply request an EMT-certified driver and we’ll send one out with your ride for a nominal fee. An on-site EMT driver ensures that if anything goes wrong, you have the right team directly on standby. The EMT driver typically sits in back with the patient while another driver takes the wheel.
- Top-Notch Drivers
Our drivers undergo several training programs to ensure the best service and experience possible. Our drivers are certified in defensive driving and senior sensitivity training. They also undergo background and drug tests, plus we operate a smoke-free facility.
- On-Site Waiting
We can wait on-site for you to finish your appointment or attend a funeral for a friend. That way, you don’t have to schedule a pick-up time; you can ensure your ride is waiting and ready the moment you are.
Contact us today to receive a free quote for local or long distance non-emergency medical transportation in Melbourne, FL and beyond.