Las Vegas, NV — In keeping with a 30-year tradition spreading joy during the holidays, employees with American Medical Response (AMR) and MedicWest Ambulance (MWA), will provide free rides home to 30 patients in assisted living facilities to transport them to see their loved ones on Christmas.
“Being with family is often the best medicine,” said Damon Schilling, Government Affairs Director of American Medical Response. “Our Home for the Holidays program helps patients who would otherwise be unable to spend the holidays with their loved ones.”
“Home for the Holidays” has transported more than 1,200 patients for free during the past 30 years. During Thanksgiving last month, 20 patients were transported home. The average fee is $1,100 per round-trip transport; AMR and MedicWest always waive this amount for this program.
Eligible parties must reside in a rehabilitation center, nursing, or assisted living facility, have clearance from the facility to leave and do not require constant medical care.
Interested parties or their family members should reach out to their director or administrator at any one of the following skilled nursing facilities, hospices and assisted living facilities locations in Southern Nevada: Spanish Hills Wellness Suites, The Heights at Summerlin, Mountain’s Edge Hospital, Las Ventanas at Summerlin, Kindred Sahara, Kindred Spring Valley, Canyon Vista Post-Acute, Care Meridian Buffalo, Care Meridian, Desert Lane Care Center, Silver Ridge, Kindred Hospital – Flamingo, Horizon Specialty Hospital of Las Vegas and Horizon Specialty Hospital of Henderson.
Directors and/or administrators at designated health facilities may call American Medical Response at 702-384-3400 to nominate a patient for “Home for the Holidays.” Entries must be received by December 21, 2017 by 5PM PT to be considered for Christmas.