Home For The Holidays
Home For The Holidays brings families closer together this holiday season by providing a safe mode of transportation for those individuals who may otherwise not be able to go home due to disabilities. Guardian Elite Medical Services will provide no cost ambulance transportation to eligible parties to be with their families.
To qualify for Home For The Holidays, an individual must:
- Reside in a rehabilitation center, nursing home, or skilled nursing facility inside the City of Las Vegas.
- Have medical clearance to leave the facility.
- Must not require constant medical care.
- Drop off destination must be within 20 driving miles of the originating facility.
- Family must be waiting to receive the transported individual.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Home For The Holidays?
A: Home For The Holidays is no cost ambulance transportation for individuals who would otherwise not be able to go home this holiday season. Individuals will be transported up to 20 miles at no cost.
Q: What Dates/Times will this service be offered?
A: The Home For The Holidays program will run on December 24 and 25. All pickups from healthcare facilities must be done between 9:00am and 1:00pm. Return trips will be scheduled between 5:00pm and 10:00pm.
Q: How will individuals be transported home?
A: An ambulance will be sent to the originating facility with 2 EMTs. The individual being transported will be placed on an ambulance gurney and will be taken home by ambulance.
Q: How does someone qualify to be taken home?
A: Individuals being taken home this holiday must reside in a rehabilitation center, nursing home, or skilled nursing facility. The individual being transported home must be cleared from the medical facility to leave and must not require continuous medical care.
Q: Can personal belongings be transported home with the individual?
A: Due to limited space in the ambulance, it will be up to the ambulance crew if personal belongings can be taken home. Electric wheelchairs will not be allowed to accompany the individual home.
Q: How can I arrange for someone to be taken home this holiday season?
A: Call our 24 hour Ambulance Dispatch Center at 702-GEMS-911 (702-436-7911).
Q: What information will I need to provide?
A: Please have ready the following information:
• Facility name and address of originating facility.
• Name and date of birth of the individual being transported home.
• Bed number for the individual being transported home.
• Address of where the individual will be transported.
• Name and phone number of the person who will be taking responsibility for the individual being transported.
About Guardian Elite Medical Services
Founded in 2011 by local Paramedic Samuel Scheller, Guardian Elite Medical Services has been providing the Las Vegas area with BasicLife Support (BLS) and Advanced LifeSupport (ALS) ambulance services to include special event medical coverage and ground transportation. In addition, Guardian Elite Medical Services provides training forEmergency Medical Technicians, CPR, First Aid, ACLS, PALS, Wilderness Medicine, and amany other courses.
Our mission is simple, to take care of people.We do this by ensuring that employees are empowered to do the right thing through the use of our C.A.R.E. pneumonic:
C – Compassion
A – Accountability
R – Respect
E – Excellence
To learn more about Guardian Elite Medical Services, visit us online at www.LasVegasAmbulance.com or call us at 702-GEMS-911 (702-436-7911).