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Traveling With Mobility Issues

Having mobility issues does not mean that you are a prisoner in your home. Whether it is a temporary issue or a long term one, being able to go out can be good for you. Of course, you need to check with your doctor before doing this, but if you get the go ahead, why not? The answer is often that the logistics of travel are too cumbersome to surmount. A normal car may not be suitable if you are in a wheelchair or if there are other constraints. And then there is the question of your safety and comfort. There is a way to overcome all these problems and that is by using Non-Emergency Medical Transport (NEMT).

What Is NEMT?

NEMT is not an ambulance – that is for emergency and as the name says, NEMT is for non-emergency situations. NEMT is a specialized service that caters to the specialized transportation needs of those with mobility problems. NEMT will pick you up from your home, hospital, nursing home or wherever you are. It will then take you to where you need to go. Specialized vehicles that have been modified to suit the needs of those with mobility issues are used for this. The better services offer air conditioned vehicles to add to you comfort. The drivers are specially trained to assist you in your travel and ensure your safety. A caregiver can travel with you, if required.

Finding the Right NEMT

Finding the right NEMT service is critical to your comfort and security. Among the things to look for are:

  • Special vehicles professionally designed to suit the needs of the mobility impaired.
  • Climate control for extra comfort.
  • Residential and commercial services.
  • 7 days a week, 24 hours a day availability.
  • Fully trained drivers with experience in transporting those with mobility limitations.
  • Event standby.
  • A company that is licensed, bonded and fully insured.
  • A reputation for quality and reliability with testimonials to back up the claims.
  • Payment options that suit your needs.

The Benefits

Being able to move around and travel where you want to is a great feeling.  From a visit to the doctor for a checkup to dropping in on a friend, going to the library and much more, if your doctor has given you the go ahead, why not do what you want to? The cost can be surprisingly low and your budget will not be hurt.

The place you want to go to could be near or far away. If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, your range of places to visit is large and the distance can vary considerably. With a professional NEMT service, it doesn’t matter. You can go where you want to.

Stop worrying about the places you can’t go to and start planning or where you can. All it takes to get started is a phone call to the right NEMT.

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