I would not use an ambulance. A relative should go with her. She may be scared. She should ride in a van type vehicle with a nice reclining seat behind the driver with someone next to her holding her hand constantly. If she has a favorite doll, bring it. Give her, lots of hugs. Even though you may THINK she doesn't understand explain carefully the reason for the trip, how far she is going and how long it will take. If she is nervous you might ask the physician for a prescription for a valium. Play her favorite music as you travel and bring a dozen flavors of different beverages and small plastic cups.Hot chicken soup in a thermos. All her meds. Plan rest stops. Bring bananas, and soft snacks. Diapersif needed. In pretty places stop to get out, let her view and talk to her.
Avoid air conditioning. An open window is better.
Make sure you have copies of all of her medical records from the previous facility. Don'tleave her cane, walker, wheelchair behind.
Have you transported someone with AZ a long distance before? Her hospice coordinator is recommending that we fly her to Atlanta rather than drive. I plan to contact company that provides her private duty aids to see if we can hire her favorite person to accompany her on the trip with me and then pay to fly her back after we transport mom.
The airplane is the best way to go .
It is quick, and the Aides know just what to do ,so do not worry, it will go just fine luck jo