Transportation From the Hospital
Orange County Hospice Care Tailored to Your Loved One's Needs
Many times, hospice care can be provided in the patient’s home rather than in a care facility. This arrangement improves the comfort of the patient and helps make care easier and more affordable. However, sometimes patients may have to go the hospital for a short time or for other reasons. Getting a hospice patient home can be challenging, especially if medical equipment is required as well. Transportation from the hospital in Orange County can be facilitated by Valley Oaks Hospice.
There are also times when a patient may need transportation to the hospital, whether it’s for a doctor’s appointment, a time of reprieve for caregivers, or other necessities. Having appropriate transportation for your loved one is vital.
Don’t feel like you have to solve transportation issues on your own. Call us at (626) 671-4449 today.
Considerations for Hospice Transportation
Hospice patients require special care when they receive transportation from the hospital in Orange County. Comfort and minimizing pain are key concerns. Having a type of transportation that is designed to be as smooth and gentle as possible is essential.
There are several types of transport that a hospice patient may need:
- A medical car is the most basic transportation, providing care and supervision for patients who are alert and able to ride normally in a vehicle.
- A wheelchair bus or van can be needed if a wheelchair or other medical equipment requires transportation as well.
- Some patients need basic life support or specialty transport, including those who require a stretcher, continuous monitoring, or advanced life support.
When you choose a transportation provider, you should ensure that they are aware of the unique needs of hospice patients. Valley Oaks Hospice has over 15 years of staff experience caring for those with life-limiting illnesses. We go above and beyond traditional care, and we want to be there for your family.
Contact us for a patient consultation today at (626) 671-4449.