As a leading provider of non-emergency medical stretcher transportation in Melbourne, FL, we know a thing or two about safely and comfortably transporting patients who require extra assistance. It is our duty to provide the highest level of service possible, while helping people get to their destination safely, comfortably, and on time.
6 Things to Consider When Booking Stretcher Transportation
Do you require bariatric transportation?
Bariatric transportation requires a special stretcher and additional team members to safely lift and transport the patient in and out of their home, as well as into the vehicle and to their destination.
There are additional costs and considerations that must be made when transporting bariatric patients. Unsure if you or a loved one qualifies as a bariatric patient? Contact us today and we will be happy to help you figure it out.
Is there a clear pathway for transporters to move through the home?
Transporters need a clear and accessible path to reach the patient and then carry them out on the stretcher. A family member or loved one may need to assist in clearing the path before transportation arrives. Visually map out the path that service providers will take to ensure there is enough room for the length and width of the stretcher, as well as the transporters who will be carrying it.
Is the vehicle outfitted for stretcher transportation?
Vehicles must be properly outfitted to safely accommodate stretcher patients, or else it may present a safety issue. In the incident of an accident, an unrestrained stretcher becomes a slingshot on the loose – and this could result in serious injury, or even death.
Always ask the company in question what type of safety restraints they have in place to protect patient safety.
Did we mention that we have a van made to accommodate up to three stretchers at once? We are more than prepared to provide top level service for stretcher transportation.
Do you require local or long-distance transportation?
Not all companies offer both local and long-distance transportation, which is classified as anything over 150 miles. Make sure that the company offers long distance transportation, if required, and price check to make sure you are getting a fair deal.
We offer competitive rates on long distance transportation – we can even take you clear across the US!
Is the transportation crew professionally trained to work with stretcher patients?
Training is key to a job well done. That’s why our crew undergoes a variety of training – from defensive driving to senior sensitivity, as well as bariatric transportation. Asking about experience, training, and driver oversight can make a big difference when it comes to securing the safest ride in town.
Do they offer bed-to-bed transportation?
Curb side pickup won’t cut it for stretcher patients – that’s why it’s important to make sure the company in question offers bed-to-bed transportation. That means the patient is moved from their current bed, onto the stretcher, and to a safe and comfortable bed at their destination.
Take Trust in Stellar Transportation
You can trust Stellar Transportation to provide the highest level of safety and service at competitive prices. We welcome you to experience the Stellar way of transporting patients.