Flight Assistance For Elderly Passengers 

Diabetes Mellitus Air Medical Services

Air ambulance transportation is just not restricted to transporting those patients that are critically ill or injured but air ambulance transportation providers also offer services that are non-emergent in nature. This includes transporting senior citizens or providing flight assistance to elderly passengers with health conditions.  

Transporting the elderly from a nursing home to a hospital or vice versa is a non-emergency medical situation requiring elderly assistance. In this regard we can provide the following:

  • Our planes are fully equipped with the medical equipment as an ICU and can effectively meet the intensive care needs of patients with the most complicated diagnoses.

  • Our comprehensive bed-to-bed care guarantees that the patient gets the necessary care during the entire transfer.

  • Our highly specialised intensive care physicians have years of experience and hold certifications in their individual fields.

  • Our flight crew certified in flight physiology can effectively manage altitude changes and the medical implications thereof.

  • We also offer medical escorts for elderly assistance.

  • We provide air medical transport within the shortest possible time and deal with each case on a priority basis.

  • With sufficient flight hours, our pilots can capably carryout missions requiring altering degrees of expertise.

  • Our dedicated flight coordinators assist you at every step of the process, answering questions and providing information where needed.

There are numerous age-related conditions that need to be communicated when seeking airport assistance for an elderly loved one. Firstly, the details of their physical condition that may help the medical crew prepare better to meet any medication, oxygen and medical equipment requirements that may arise during the flight. Disease or age-related physical fragility may affect a patient’s ability to move their limb movement. This information will also be needed so that the medical crew can arrange mobility aid devices, such as crutches, mobility scooter, a walker or a wheelchair for elderly assistance. Thirdly, age-related medical conditions such as depression, dementia and Alzheimer’s may make it difficult for the elderly patient to comprehend and therefore follow instructions. In such a case, to facilitate communication there may be a need to arrange for a family member to be onboarded.

Please get in touch with our support team to find out more about our services such as air medical transport, airport assistance for elderly, elderly assistance and flight assistance for elderly passengers.


Our medical teams also hold board certifications in CFRN (Certified Flight Registered Nurse) or CCRN (Critical Care Registered Nurse) We are proud to have this as one of AirMed’s standards to provide the highest clinical care.