Financial help for transport home from hospital?

0 answers | Last updated: Dec 09, 2015
Ssi-northern-cal asked...

Hi, I'm 78, on SSI and alone in California. Unfortunately, most if not all of my friends or helpful acquaintances have moved away or passed on.. Whenever I am discharged from an overnight hospital stay, they won't release me unless I hire an expensive ambulatory service to take me to my door - that is, if I can't get a friend to pick me up with either their own car or in a taxi. I cannot pay an ambulatory service without going into debt which I can't pay without giving up essentials. This seems somehow unfair. Like hitting someone when they are down. Thanks, if you can advise.