Assisting residents with transportation is an important service offered by assisted living and residential care providers. Medical appointments are a common destination for our residents. Here are a few things to consider when preparing a resident for transportation to a medical appointment:
Depending on the condition or cognitive state of the individual, the supervision of the resident during his/her appointment will need to be carefully planned. Some residents may be able to stay at an appointment alone, whereas many of your residents may not. Resident evaluations are necessary before he/she is transported to determine whether supervision is needed.
Be sure to provide proper documentation in order to ensure a smooth visit at the medical appointment. You will want to include:
- Resident Identification
- Insurance Cards
- Physician Orders
- List of Current Medications
- Other Information Appropriate for the Appointment