Transportation and Recuperative Care

Transportation to and from medical appointments can be difficult to secure for people living in precarious situations. At Horizon Recuperative Care, we’re proud to provide prompt transportation to and from any appointments that our patients may need. 

A woman being helped with non emergency medical transportation at a recuperative care center.

The Importance of Medical Transportation

Recuperative care, sometimes known as respite care, is a type of care with the goal of reducing time spent in the hospital and ultimately helping homeless patients find permanent housing. Transportation is one aspect of recovery and recuperation that might not be apparent to people without experience in the field, but it’s one of the most common roadblocks for patients seeking recuperation. This type of transportation is sometimes called Non-Emergency Medical Transportation, or NEMT. For those who require regular checkups for physical therapy, dialysis, and other appointments, finding secure transportation is a crucial element of achieving successful recuperation. It’s estimated that 3.6 million beneficiaries of Medicaid miss their appointments or delay care annually due to trouble finding consistent NEMT. Additionally, transportation is a part of our recuperative care because it’s an essential part of finding permanent housing and employment for those who need it. Transportation to and from housing prospects is just one step of our efforts to help our patients find permanent housing.