Medical Escort & Transport Services
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Medical transport between Penang mainland and the island
Penang houses some of the best hospitals and medical centres in Malaysia. Regarded as one of the world’s top health tourism destination, Penang offers high-quality medical treatments and a wide range of specialist services around Butterworth and George Town.
With specialist hospitals on the mainland and island, Homage provides medical escort between the two-part of the state to ensure your loved ones reach their designated destination safely. You can also have greater peace of mind with real-time updates on your loved ones via our app. We are serving families in areas such as Batu Ferringhi, George Town, Tanjung Tokong, Bayan Lepas, Bukit Mertajam, Air Itam & other areas in the vicinity.
Why we often skip medical appointments and treatments
Given the cost, commute, time spent and discomfort of a doctor’s visit, many of us are often tempted to go against advice and skip medical appointments, be it for chronic disease management follow-ups or preventive health screening.
For seniors and those with mobility constraints, travelling to and fro hospitals or clinics and home can be difficult. Long wait times often make a simple follow-up consultation last an entire day.
In many cases, a family caregiver is the one who accompanies the care recipient to the hospital or clinic. However, they may not always be available, due to time constraints or strained family relationships.
For seniors whose primary caregiver are their spouses, additional care support may be required due to their own health conditions and physical constraints, especially if the care recipient needs to be manually transferred from their bed to a wheelchair and then to the vehicle.
Missing medical appointments and treatments can cause health complications
However, not going for follow-up consultations, medical appointments, treatment and health screening can lead to further health complications. Often, patients who skip these appointments often end up back in the hospital with more serious and more costly health concerns.
Even those who do follow through with appointments may end up discarding the medication, consume the wrong dosage or mix them up, especially if there are many different medications to take. This can be dangerous due to potentially harmful drug interaction.
Families use us for:
- Doctor's & Hospital Appointments
- Visits to Daycare Centres
- Important Functions
Having a trained medical escort makes a difference
To ensure that care recipients follow through with their medical appointments, it can be helpful to have a trained professional step in and support them.
With a steadily greying population in Malaysia, the need for medical escorts is on the rise. They play a pivotal role in ensuring individuals and seniors follow through with their appointments and medication.
From accompanying them to and fro home, medical appointments, treatment facilities and/or important functions, medical escorts also take care of everything in between – from toileting and personal care to accurately relaying doctor’s advise and medication collection. A trained medical escort will keep your loved one safe and sound every step of the way.
Have peace of mind when you engage a medical escort to accompany your loved one for their medical appointment and treatment, and help them enjoy an improved quality of life free from health complications.
Cost of Medical Escort Services in Penang
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Medical Escort (Round Trip)
Medical Escort (One Way)
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Top questions about Medical Escort in Penang
What can a medical escort help with?
If you or your loved one need support with getting to and fro a medical appointment, medical escorts can help. Homage’s medical escorts will:
- Meet your loved one from home
- Arrange for a taxi or private car pick-up, or a preferred transport mode of your choice
- Ensure safe transfers in and out of transport
- Accompany your loved one throughout the visit
- Note down and relay doctor’s advice and memos
- Collect any prescribed medication as well as discharge reports, health and test reports
- Arrange for a taxi or private car to bring them back home
- Accompany them home safely, right to their doorstep
Our medical escort will keep your loved one safe and sound, every step of the way.
Who are the Homage medical escorts?
Homage medical escorts are locals from all walks of life, who are passionate and dedicated to ensuring the wellbeing of care recipients and supporting families.
All our medical escorts have valid CPR certification and receive AIC-certified caregiver training. They are also required to go for a mandatory tuberculosis screening to ensure a clean bill of health.
Before an individual joins us as a medical escort, Homage conducts a face-to-face interview to screen for personality, competency and scenario-based behaviour, in addition to comprehensive reference checks.
How fast can I get a medical escort?
Once you have confirmed that you will like to engage Homage’s medical escort service, we can match you or your loved one with a suitable Care Professional as fast as within 5 working days.
What if the appointment takes longer than expected?
Our medical escort will be able to inform you in real-time if an appointment takes longer than expected through the Homage app.
In most cases, our medical escorts will be able to continue caring for your loved one and complete the visit. If the medical escort is unable to stay for the extended care duration, our team will reach out to you to work out a solution together.
Do note that additional charges will be incurred should the care duration be extended.
Can I engage Homage for a one way drop-off service for my loved one?
No, we do not offer a drop-off service to your destination under this medical escort service. This service is a return trip companionship service to ensure the safety and wellbeing of your loved ones.
What our customers say
The team has been sublime to work with albeit having to temporarily halt engaging them for care services due to the pandemic situation now in Malaysia. All teething issues in the initial phase of engagement were swiftly addressed and satisfactorily so. Special shoutout to Shirley from Homage who has been responding promptly to all my queries and requests (and went far and beyond my expectations with her actions in all counts).
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