The Discreet Medical Chaperone is a bonded and fully insured medical escort and postsurgical assistance service providing assistance to patients undergoing ambulatory procedures, medical treatments, or physicians’ appointments.
By law, patients who have had anesthesia cannot leave a medical facility without an escort. Friends or relatives may not be available. Other patients value their privacy and prefer not to disclose their medical information to family and friends. The Discreet Medical Chaperone will arrange for patients to be accompanied, with great care, to their home or hotel following medical procedures, and ensure that they have what they need for a safe and comfortable recovery.
Chaperones pick up patients at an appointed time after an ambulatory procedure, arrange transportation by taxi/car service and escort them home or to their hotel. When necessary, chaperones fill prescriptions and pick up food or over-the-counter medical supplies. Our chaperones provide white glove service when it is needed most.
Prior to your procedure
While medical escorts are required only after a procedure, our chaperones are also available beforehand. Anticipating procedures can be stressful, particularly when patients are facing surgery alone or for the first time. Our chaperones will escort patients to medical facilities or meet them there prior to their procedures. They will remain as long as needed. If requested, we contact friends or family members when the patient is out of surgery. We make sure patients requiring a hospital stay are settled safely in their rooms.
Follow up appointments
Chaperones may also accompany patients to follow-up physicians’ appointments. Some physicians require a follow up visit a day or two following surgery. Patients may not feel confident going alone. We are available to provide an escort to and from the doctor’s office.
Overnight postsurgical assistance
Our chaperones are available to stay with patients overnight, either in a patient’s home or hotel room. The chaperone will assist the patients in following the doctor’s postsurgical instructions. If icing is required, the chaperone will set up a schedule that follows the physician’s orders and keep a log of prescribed medication. Our chaperones can also stay overnight in a hospital room after surgery to advocate for the patient. We provide a comforting presence throughout the night. Our chaperones will always stay until patients feel secure enough to be on their own.
Registered Nurses are available for patients requiring more specialized postsurgical care.
Our chaperones are also available to escort patients who are having chemotherapy, radiation treatments, dialysis or physical therapy. The chaperone will escort them to the facility, stay with them during the treatment and take them safely home.
Out of town patients
The Discreet Medical Chaperone caters to local, national and international patients. Escorts are available to collect patients who need assistance from the airport and help them get comfortably settled in their hotel room. We will also provide an escort to the airport after a surgery or medical treatment.
Out of town family members
Friends or family members residing out of town may be concerned about a person living alone in the tri-state area who is having an ambulatory procedure or medical treatment without local support. Our chaperones are not relatives or medical professionals, but they can fill in, providing care, companionship and assistance during a difficult time. When you can’t be there, we are.