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5 Ways to Transport Seniors to their Medical Appointments in Orlando, FL

Updated: Nov 26, 2018

One of the biggest struggles as you age is the fear of losing your independence. When driving yourself becomes difficult, securing rides in Orlando, FL can feel like a daunting task.  This is no longer the case with new age technologies, innovations, and services securing medical transport or senior transportation for yourself or someone else can be very easy. 

Using new cutting-edge technology and innovation Elite-Star Medical Transport has done just that. Using state of the art routing software while prioritizing our customers over profit, Elite-Star Medical Transport is giving seniors and special need patients new ways to regain their independence. 

Securing transportation can be as easy as filling out a BOOK NOW form on and letting our logistical experts reach out to you. Let us worry about the hassle and stresses which comes with transportation and give you the peace of mind you need.

We specialize in Wheelchair and Stretcher Patients and operate out of our base in Lake Mary, FL. Our vehicles are 2017 or newer, custom made, and maintain strict cleanliness protocols. Our drivers are top notch and equipped with rigorous senior sensitivity, wheelchair, and stretcher training. We offer curb to curb and door- through- door services.

Besides booking with Elite-Star some other ideas for transport include the following:

1. Joining a senior transportation pool 

Similar to joining a carpool, a senior transportation pool operates in a similar manner. During the week many seniors require transportation to the local grocery store or senior centers. The growing popularity of senior transportation pools allows seniors to share costs with like-minded individuals.

2. Ride with your home health aide

Many seniors receive home health aides. With the evolution of this industry, many home health aides offer transportation options for those who they care for. Often times at minimal costs aides are able to provide this service as a another option for seniors. 

3. Book a taxi

While not a new or innovative idea, the Taxi business is still a popular option among seniors. While newer taxies may not sport its yellow color, options such as Uber and Lyft may be for you. It is important to realize however these drivers often don't have the training or skillset in CPR/First-Aid you may desire. 

4. Use a medical car 

Medical cars are all the craze for ambulatory and special needs patients. Medical cars provide a service similar to booking a taxi, however, these drivers are usually trained more extensively to provide medical assistance should the need arise. At Elite-Star Medical Transport our drivers are trained in not only sensitivity training but also in CPR/First-Aid and are all HIPAA certified. 

5. Use a wheelchair van

These vans are usually best reserved for those who require manual and automatic wheelchairs for mobility. A wheelchair van uses either an automatic paralift or manual ramp to get you into the vehicle. From there the patient is secured into their wheelchair and the vehicle using restraints to provide them with safe transport. At Elite-Star Medical Transport we use a state of the art restraining system to make sure our members are safe and comfortable during their transport. 

Regardless of which mode of transportation you choose, Elite-Star Medical Transport offers the safest and reliable transportation in Orange, Seminole, Volusia and neighboring counties. 

Book your ride today and give yourself some peace of mind!

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