Ambulance employees help patients get home for the holidays

Posted at 6:24 PM, Nov 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-15 21:24:27-05

Employees with American Medical Response (AMR) and MedicWest Ambulance (MWA) are helping at least 40 patients in assisted living spend time with their loved ones over Thanksgiving and Christmas.

The program, called "Home for the Holidays," is now in its 30th year in Las Vegas. Over the years employees have helped 1,200 patients spend time with their families for free.

20 patients will be eligible for each holiday. Eligibility is based on the following criteria:

  • 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.

To nominate a patient, 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 November 22, 2017 by 5 p.m. PST to be considered for Thanksgiving.