I've heard of registered nurses providing escorts for elderly and at-risk persons during commercial airline travel. An example that was given was: Grandma has diabetics, is nearly blind, has the beginnings of Alzheimer's Disease, and takes several medications during the day. She no longer can safely care for herself in her Minneapolis apartment. She and her daughter agree it's time to move into a nursing home. The nursing home is only 2 miles from the daughter's house. However, the nursing home is in Florida. Grandma doesn't require an air ambulance, but has too many health problems to be tended for by regular airline staff. A registered nurse is hired by the family (or Medicare) to escort and care for Grandma during the trip.
Has anyone heard of this? Thanks!