Hospice car

  1. We are allowed to drive our own vehicles in hospice. I own a Camaro. Is it ok to use a sports car or would that be inappropriate?
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   caliotter3
    Nobody can dictate to you how you get to work. If it bothers you, do not park in front of the address, but a few doors down.
  4. by   westieluv
    Honestly, hospice patients and families are usually pretty preoccupied and probably won't even notice what you're driving or care.

    The only thing I would caution you about is if you ever have to go into a bad neighborhood you may want to rethink driving a sharp looking sports car, especially if it's after dark. No need to draw unwanted attention to yourself. I once had to do a visit at night in a very rough area and I didn't have a sports car but I did have a brand new Ford Fusion and I was worried that it might be gone when I came out of the patient's home (it was still there).
  5. by   amoLucia
    Make sure your auto insurance carrier knows about your car's 'work' usage. Not all carriers will cover you for occurences while your car was being used in the line of your employment.
  6. by   TammyG
    I think it is fine, unless it is like a 200,000 Bentley or something. Even then, I am sure the men will like it! A bigger question is whether to drive a beat-out shell of a car. That might not look "professional." I drove an SUV with a big dent in the side for a while. No one ever said anything but I felt bad.

    As someone said above, you might want to drive a car that blends into your neighborhoods. There are some neighborhoods where a beat-out shell of a car would be perfect!

    Insurance carriers will often exclude coverage if you use your car for hire (like Uber). I have never heard of one disclaiming coverage if you crashed on the way to a patient. I am not sure how they'd even know. We had LOTS of nurses crash during working hours, including me, never heard of a problem.
  7. by   MikeyT-c-IV
    I drove my Camaro while I worked full time at a home infusion company. I went PRN when I became tired of all the time driving my own car all over the state. I put on way too many miles and was bored out of my head. But to answer your question, I don't think it is inappropriate unless your employer says.

    I found myself in some interesting neighborhoods over the years and never had a problem. I also had patients who lived out in the sticks and had to drive some horrible roads some of which I could not reach their house because of all the mud and potholes. Plus I have damaged my car due to said potholes. My Camaro handles horribly on snow and ice. Those are other things to consider.
    Last edit by MikeyT-c-IV on Aug 9 : Reason: mispelled a word
  8. by   nutella
    Quote from Agnp2b
    We are allowed to drive our own vehicles in hospice. I own a Camaro. Is it ok to use a sports car or would that be inappropriate?
    If you have enough space in your sports care for all the supplies..
    if you live in a winter area it might become a problem in winter if your car is not that good with snow.
    I am not sure that I would have wanted to park a sports car in the trailer parks.

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