Understanding the Medical Transportation Opportunity Part I

As we all know, we are currently enduring a struggling economy that is accompanied by rising inflation and an unemployment rate that is consistently holding close to 10%.  In such times, there is now, more so than ever before, more and more people looking to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams in an effort of creating additional streams of income.  

In light of such economic uncertainty, there are two niche markets that are not only continuing to rise, but are literally facing an explosion.  With the doubling of the elderly population and the rapid growth of the medical industry, the demand for transportation will continue to increase for both niche markets.  

Elderly and disabled people will be ever more in need of medical attention and assistance as well as medical transportation to and from treatments and appointments.  Furthermore, as hospitals continue to increase their outpatient procedures and treatments, the need for more and more non-emergency medical transportation services are on the rise all across the United States and into related industrial countries.

The entrepreneurial opportunities in the medical transportation industry are growing more and more unprecedented and offering an increase in profitable solutions for many motivated entrepreneurs.  The reason for such profitability is because the transportation needs of the elderly and disabled are indeed wide and diverse. 

Many seniors remain ambulatory and in need of only limited transportation assistance.  Although many seniors may require more time in walking, sometimes with a cane or walker, they do remain relatively independent in terms of mobility.  However, in time, more and more seniors and disabled are finding the need for wheelchair and non-emergency stretcher assistance warranted for both safety and convenience concerns.  Under such circumstances, non-emergency medical transportation vehicles, also known as ambulettes or medivans are used to meet the diverse transportation needs of such clientele. 

Typically charged with taking clients to and from medical appointments, medical transportation companies are finding flourishing opportunities from both clients and facilities alike because of their diverse capabilities. 

Ambulettes are typically equipped to accommodate a combination of wheelchair and ambulatory passengers as well as, in many instances, stretcher transports.  With the assistance of hydraulic lifts mounted either in the rear or on the side of the vehicle, wheelchair-bound patients are safely lifted into and securely fastened via securing devices and a seat belt.  These medical transportation vehicles are very much accommodating and comfortable for all passengers regardless of physical needs and conditions. 

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