We believe that medical needs should not keep people from traveling.
As a rapidly growing healthcare organization, our focus is to provide the highest level of patient-centered care with unparalleled service and safety around the world.
Air Travel with Dementia
In recent years we have seen a steady increase in the number of requests for medical travel for persons with dementia. Because of the demand, we recognized the need for specialized dementia training for all of our flight clinicians.
Traveling with a person in the later stages of dementia can present a challenge as behaviors are often unpredictable. The process requires a strong knowledge of the disease as well as thorough planning to be successful.
Every one of our flight clinicians who perform this type of transports has been trained by a PAC® Certified Independent Trainer and receives refresher courses annually. These proven techniques that were developed by Teepa Snow provide our staff with the necessary skills which enable them to appropriately care for this vulnerable population.
If you are a family member who has a need to relocate a parent with dementia, we highly recommend you do not attempt a commercial flight before speaking with one of our specialists. Click here to read our blog post Traveling with Dementia.
To request more information on traveling with dementia or to book a medical escort, Click here.
For more information on the Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to Care® (PAC) training, go to Teepasnow.com
Senior Living Communites
Trinity Air Medical is proud to partner with senior living communities across the country when residents are in need of transportation assistance.
Adult children are frequently faced with the challenge of assisting elderly parents with long-term care options. In the majority of these situations, immediate action is required due to a sudden change in the persons’ condition. Planning can be cumbersome and unfamiliar and in most cases, adult children have little to no experience with caring for a parent with Alzheimer’s disease.
Let us ease the burden for your families and help fill your vacancies faster.
We can transport your future resident more expeditiously then it normally takes family members to coordinate this complex task.
Click here to request a call from one of our travel coordinators to discuss how we can assist with air travel for your future resident.
Case Managers / Healthcare Providers / Discharge Planners
How can we help you help your patients?
If you have been tasked with coordinating a patient disposition, then you know the planning process can be a challenge. The more complex the disposition, the more time is taken away from patient care.
Let our team help expedite the process and do all of the coordinating for you and your family members.
A medical escort is a low-cost alternative to a critical care air ambulance service. For families or facilities who are paying for these services out-of-pocket, it can save up to tens-of-thousands of dollars.
If you are unsure if your patient qualifies for a medical escort, give us a call. Our medical director can triage your patient’s case and determine the most appropriate level of transportation. We can even give you an estimate of the costs during your call.
Click here to request a call from our Clinical Manager to discuss travel options for your patient.
Travel for the Terminally Ill
We believe that people deserve to know there are options. Let us help you fulfill your bucket list travel request.
We receive numerous requests from family members who are trying to assist a loved one with an end-of-life travel request. Efforts are often thwarted due to hospice other healthcare providers deeming the patient “too ill to travel.” In many cases, the person dies within days of the initial contact to our travel department. For the person whose dying wish is to travel out of state or the country before they pass away, timing is everything.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, regardless of the stage, and there is a desire or a need to travel by air; please contact us. We can discuss travel options and review your individual situation with our medical director.
To read more about end-of-life travel, click here to read our blog post Travel at End-of-Life: A Terminal Patient’s Desire
Pediatric Medical Escort
Does your child need to travel out of state to visit a parent or grandparent and you are unable to accompany them? Does your child have any medical conditions such as asthma, seizures, insulin resistance, anxiety, or requires routine medication administration during flight?
Whether traveling domestically or internationally, a licensed or certified pediatric medical escort is a great way to ensure the safety of your child when having to travel alone. Plus, a medical escort will accompany your child all the way to their destination and not just to the security checkpoint.
Even if you are traveling with your child but are concerned about medical issues during your flight, a medical escort can accompany you and your child and assist with the overall planning process.
Click here to inquire more about a pediatric medical escort.
Medical escorts are registered or certified clinicians who accompany children and adults requiring assistance to travel by commercial or private flight. A medical escort is able to provide the following care and treatment: Medication administration, oxygen supplementation, tube feedings, tracheostomy care, dementia/mental health support, incontinence care and transfer assistance, just to name a few.
Our flight clinicians consist of registered nurses, certified emergency paramedics and respiratory therapists. All of our clinicians are trained in-house with customized education to provide the highest level of compassionate, high-quality care to our patients.
All of our transports are coordinated by our travel team and every trip is triaged by our medical director. We do all of the planning to get you or your loved one from point A to point B, anywhere in the world. Our complete package includes ground and air reservations, TSA and airline coordination, medical equipment, and collaboration with hospitals or facilities when necessary. We utilize commercial or private flights and even offer medical stretcher flights for those who need a higher level of medical support.
Click here to request more information regarding a medical transport.
What to ask when looking for a medical escort company
- Does the company have a medical director overseeing every case?
- Are their flight clinicians trained in-house (not sub-contracted)?
- What are their specialties or niches? (e.g. dementia care)
- Does the company have a 24-hour dispatch center to take your call?
- Is the quote all-inclusive (travel documents, medical equipment, ground transportation, special needs, etc.)