Policy: All residents will be provided transportation to and from medical offices with 20 miles. The first two trips within each month shall be free; thereafter, the resident will be charged $20.00 per trip. If the resident is unable to be transported in the facility vehicle, the facility will arrange for a special transport, (i.e. LaCross or Ambitrans), at the resident’s request. If the resident needs an escort to appointments. the resident will be charged $20.00 per escorted appointment. The resident (or responsible party) is responsible for payment of all charges for special transportation. This is also addresses in the Contract for Care.
- The resident should notify the Director of Resident Care, or the secretary in the administration office that they need to schedule a medical appointment, or; the director of Resident Care will proceed to notify and make appointment with the resident’s physician if there is a significant change in the resident’s health status. (The resident’s family will be notified of the situation and informed of the appointment.)
- An appointment will be made with the resident’s health care provider and the appointment will be placed on the transportation log.