Last updated 5 days ago
While efforts to make buildings more accessible are underway in many places around the world, traveling with a wheelchair still presents a series of problems for wheelchair users on travel days and destination attractions alike. For some tips that will help make traveling with your wheelchair as easy as it can be, continue reading.
Book Wheelchair Accessible Accommodation
Unless you are traveling to a remote destination, you should have several different hotels and guest houses to choose from. Narrow your options down by searching online for handicap accessible lodging only.
Travel with as Few Layovers as Possible
Layovers annoy most travelers, but the loading and unloading of the wheelchair that is required at each airport makes layovers even more of a nuisance for individuals traveling with wheelchairs. Book yourself on direct flights whenever you have the option.
Inspect Wheelchair Before Leaving
Thoroughly inspect your wheelchair before setting off on your journey to ensure that it is in good working condition. Pay special attention to the wheels and connections. It is always a good idea to travel with a spare wheelchair, but leaving home with your primary wheelchair as a dud is not the best way to start your vacation or business trip.
Arrive at the Airport Early
Passing through airport security often takes longer for individuals traveling with wheelchairs than those traveling without them. To ensure that you have enough time to comfortably check in, pass through security, and travel to your gate in advance of your flight’s boarding time, arrive at the airport at least two hours early.
Check Wheelchair at Gate
Checking your wheelchair with your checked baggage puts you at the mercy of the airport’s wheelchairs and wheelchair assistance staff. To use your own wheelchair up until boarding time, check it at the gate instead of at the check-in counter.
When you plan ahead, traveling with a wheelchair doesn’t have to be all that bad. Having a portable wheelchair ramp can make the process go even more smoothly. To speak with an experienced supplier of high-quality wheelchair lifts and handicap ramps, call Williams Lift Company at (908) 731-5014.
Last updated 12 days ago
Assisting someone who is using a wheelchair is a major responsibility, and it should be taken very seriously. Before you start helping a loved one in and out of her wheelchair and wheel her around, watch this video clip to learn the basics of operating a wheelchair.
After providing an overview of the parts of a wheelchair, this video offers tips for helping a person in or out of a chair, wheeling that individual on flat surfaces, up and down steps, in crosswalks, and elsewhere. Your responsibilities include handlingthe wheelchair with care, checking the footrest to ensure that your loved one’s feet are out of harm’s way before you start wheeling, and engaging the brakes when necessary.
Since rolling wheelchairs up and down steps is hazardous and poses a danger to wheelchairs, a stair lift is a great option for homeowners with multi-story homes. If you would like to learn about the first-rate stairway lifts and wheelchair ramps that can be found in New Jersey’s best inventory stairway lifts and wheelchair ramps, call Williams Lift Company at (908) 731-5014.
Last updated 17 days ago
With a 300-pound weight capacity and a spacious and comfortable swivel seat, the Bruno Elan SRE-3000 stair lift is ideal for many individuals who require assistance going up and down stairs. In addition to all standard safety and performance features, the Bruno Elan stair lift is equipped with state-of-the-art features that enhance its safety and comfort and set it apart from the competition.
A comfortable, effective seat belt and safety sensors that automatically stop the air lift if obstacles are detected make the SRE-3000 an exceptionally safe lift. Wireless call and send controls featured at each landing make it easy to call the lift from any level of your home or business. In addition, the stair lift’s compact design means that it requires less than 12 inches of the width of a staircase to which it is affixed.
Does a Bruno Elan stair lift sound like the right stairway lift for your New Jersey home or office? If it does, call Williams Lift Company at (908) 731-5014 to schedule a professional installation. You can also visit our website for more information about our stairway lifts.