One of the ways Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare provides superior care and superior services to patients and families is through our Mobile Care Unit, which provides transportation support for our patients. For one patient who needs transportation for doctor’s appointments, our Mobile Care Unit stops at Wendy’s on the way back from her appointments to get her a Frosty. Watch the video below to view the full story.
When the Marilyn B. and Mark E. Gustafson Center for Supportive Care is completed, it will include a new Mobile Care Unit garage and dedicated ambulette garage, providing much-needed transportation support with additional vehicles to expand availability of care. To provide support for the Mobile Care Unit and the Center for Supportive Care, click here.
Through generous community support, Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare purchased its first Mobile Care Unit in 2019. “This has made a difference in the lives of our patients and families,” said Kurt Holmes, executive director of Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare. “As we continue to serve an increasing number of patients in the surrounding communities, the need for patient transportation will increase.”
Often, hospice patients need to be transported between settings in order to receive care. This may be from the home to the hospice inpatient pavilion, from the hospital to a nursing facility, or to and from a doctor’s appointment. Transportation by an ambulance is most commonly required.
Already, the Mobile Care Unit has made a difference in the lives of patients and families. Many patients have been transported from area and regional hospitals to our Stanley C. and Flo K. Gault Inpatient Pavilion, which provides short-term patient care to manage acute symptoms, adjust medications, or stabilize a patient’s condition.
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