Five Things to Consider When Arranging Wheelchair Accessible Transportation for Arizona Seniors
Make Sure to Consider These Tips for a Safe and Smooth Ride for Seniors
Wheelchair-accessible transportation plays a big role in many of Arizona seniors’ lives. A resource as simple as being able to get a ride to a medical appointment or the grocery store when a family member is unavailable can make all the difference.
Here are a few tips to consider when booking transportation for seniors.
Consider Any Special Needs
Always remember to communicate and be clear about passenger needs. Make sure the transportation company you choose can accommodate your specific needs.
HealthLift Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) of Arizona can accommodate standard and bariatric wheelchairs/stretchers. Wheelchairs & stretchers are available for passenger use; oxygen tanks are also available (to be administered by caregiver).
Consider the Travel Time and the Preparation Needed
Try to plan ahead for traffic or any other delays that may cause tardiness to your appointments — consider the time it takes to get ready, using the restroom or any other factors that may arise inconveniently that take time.
HealthLift operators are available to provide insight into recommended departure time based on the location and time of travel. Simply call (602)/(520) 298-1818 and our team is happy to assist.
Utilize Accessible Transportation Resources
Arizona patients and their providers, in both Tucson & Phoenix, rely on HealthLift to provide wheelchair & stretcher patient transportation. Utilizing a FREE HealthLift Account, users take advantage of the online booking and tracking tool to make arranging transportation easy!
Some of HealthLift’s Online Booking Tool Features:
- Book Multiple Rides
- Track Driver
- Contact Driver
- View/Edit Reservations
- Make Payments
Join the HealthLift Community
HealthLift offers a safe and convenient transportation option for seniors, their families and providers.
Joining HealthLift gets you the following benefits:
- Arizona Trusted
- Quality customer service
- A comfortable and safe environment for passengers
- High Standards of Sanitation: HealthLift COVID Response
Our drivers have the necessary certifications to handle our ADA-certified vehicles. They’re also CPR certified, drug tested, and background checked, among many others. They’re committed to help you travel any distance, even out of state!
Our COVID-19 Response
With the increased risk of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve raised our standards in safety and sanitation. We understand the need for individuals to get to their medical appointments, testing, and procedure. We’re also certified in transporting COVID-19 positive patients to ensure that they get the care they need.
We’re trusted by hospitals and medical offices to provide safe and reliable rides in Phoenix and Tucson. Our commitment to providing Arizona with the safest NEMT is what we assure our customers.