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Anyone know of a professional service to fly my Mom from her nursing home?

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My mother has dementia. I live in Arizona and want her closer to me so I can know that she is being treated properly. I want to fly her from St. Louis, MO to a facility in Sun City, AZ. It's difficult to take care of her long distance even though I am her POA.

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hope you rec'd my reply w the information; let me know if not...... squibbie
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Does Angelflight hire the plane? Because $18,600 is a BOATLOAD of money! Just saying ! I don't know either of these companies but you should check any agency out with the BBB before hiring anyone just to make they are legit and are a reputable business.
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It is over 21 hours drive so that's not an option. It is less than 3hr flight and looking at prices it's about $150 a person so rough estimate- $450 (to cover one flight to MO and 2 leaving to AZ), CNA (Certified Nurse Assistant) for the whole day $225 so it comes to $675 (if it happens in 1 day) plus food allowance (no more than $50-$100) for both Mother and CNA. Hope your Mother will be much closer to you soon!
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Yes, I have used a service...and everything turned out well; if you are still interested I can give you the Owner's name/number. I had to transport/fly my aunt who has Alzheimer's to Phx from Ohio......and I was so relieved to get help....at a reasonable cost! I found the move to where family was had a much better effect than leaving her in Ohio with someone to look out for her.
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If she's settled where she is, the move might not be good for her. Do you have friends or relatives in St Louis who could keep an eye on her??
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18,000?? Shoot, I'll drive up and get her myself for half that (no guarentee's though). Have you considered hiring a trained nurse for a week (large male nurse to help with lifting and such would be nice) and the two of you fly up and rent a car to drive back together with mom. Still costly, but a fraction of what you were quoted from angelflight.
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My family moved grandma from IL. to Tucson and it was a disaster. The move was just too much for her. The climate and scenery was too different. Within a week of being here, her son had to fly first class with her back to a NH, in IL.

Good luck. I just do not know of a good way to get your mom to Sun City.
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Wow, I thought they did it for free? I wonder if you could hire some kind of medical transport to drive her? There was a thread a while back about something like this...let me see if I can find it.
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They are the ones I called and they want $18,600. That's an awful lot of money. Hate to spend so much money when Mom will eventually have to get on Medicaid (actually about 5 months after I get her here if I spend that money).
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