- Insurance Replacement
- Try Before You Buy
- Interim Vehicle
- Medical Transportation
- Driver Rehabilitation
- Difficult and dangerous transfers into the vehicle (over 200 persons each year are seriously injured)
- Many wheelchairs are difficult or impossible to stow, rendering a
conventional vehicle useless
- Extremely heavy wheelchairs may cause safety issues for the vehicle and passengers
- Stowing a wheelchair in inclement weather can cause weather related illness
- Improper installation of hand controls can be a liability for all involved
- Lowered floor and raised roof increases interior headroom, making transferring from a wheelchair or scooter into a vehicle unnecessary
- Vehicles are designed so that the occupant may remain in his or her wheelchair or scooter, so the mobility device does not have to be stowed
- Wheelchair and/or Scooters are secured with a 4-point crash tested securement system
- With keyless remote entry, a wheelchair user is safely inside a vehicle within seconds
- Accessible vans that are driver units have permanent hand controls and proper crash tested transfer seats
Try Before You Buy
Using a wheelchair/scooter accessible van makes transferring unnecessary. Dangerous transfers account for over 200 life-threatening accidents per year.
In an accessible van, stowing the mobility device is not necessary. Many wheelchairs or scooters are very heavy making stowing them a dangerous hassle.
A rental van is available to the wheelchair user any time that transportation is needed. Schedule changes and last minute appointments are no problem with a Wheelchair Getaways van.
When using a rental van, the wheelchair user can go directly to the medical appointment without addition stops for other passengers reducing inconvenience and wasted time.
The wheelchair user can also travel with family members or caregivers assuring proper care during the trip.
Depending on the distance to the appointment and the number of appointments needed, Wheelchair Getaways can be the cost effective transportation solution.
When comparing a rental van with non-emergency medical transportation, as few as 7 medical visits a month can be the cost equivalent of a monthly van rental.
In many cases, a family may be considering a wheelchair/scooter van purchase for medical appointments. Wheelchair Getaways can provide a rental vehicle, so that the family can try a wheelchair van before buying to assure that it meets their needs.
Renting an interim vehicle after hospital discharge and before vehicle purchase can provide an immediate transportations solution for medical appointments that can speed the healing process.
Wheelchair users with temporary disabilities say that accessible transportation speeds their recovery by helping to restore independence during a difficult time.
Special occasions can be anxious times in one's life. Wheelchair Getaways takes pride in providing service that can make weddings, funerals, graduations, reunions and special outings less stressful. Our prompt delivery of clean vehicles ensures that you will arrive on time and in style.
Air / Rail Travel
Wheelchair Getaways delivers to most U.S. airports and railway terminals. Whether you are planning a long distance trip or simply need accessible transportation to the hotel or conference site, we alleviate stress by meeting you at the station or airport. If you are working with a travel agent, have the agent call us to make arrangements. Wheelchair Getaways works closely with travel agents to make wheelchair travel as convenient as possible.
Renting a wheelchair accessible van will allow customers to have 24-hour transportation, insuring that they are able to meet appointments and other obligations.
Faster hospital release
Achieving outpatient status is dependent upon adequate transportation to make future medical appointments. Renting a wheelchair accessible van will insure that patients and their families have the transportation that they need.
Less time for rehabilitation
Having to schedule physical rehabilitation and other medical appointments around paratransit schedules can significantly prolong the rehabilitation process. Renting a wheelchair accessible van means that patients can schedule appointments any time.
No missed appointments
Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA and Tampa Bay, FL www.buschgardens.com
Disneyland in Anaheim, CA www.disneyland.com
Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN www.dollywood.com
Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH www.cedarpoint.com
Legoland in Carlsbad, CA www.legoland.com
Sea World in San Diego, CA www.seaworld.com
Universal Studios in Hollywood, CA and Orlando, FL http://themeparks.universalstudios.com
Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vistas, FL www.disneyworld.com
State Listing for Accessible Vacation Spots
The Lodge at Sedona - The Meadow Breeze Suite
Accessible Tahoe Vacations http://www.caoutdoors.com
Access San Francisco http://onlysf.sfvisitor.org/plan_your_trip/access_guide.asp
Landis Shores - San Francisco Bay Room (Miramar Beach)
AAA Top 20 Orlando Hotel Deals http://www.orlandoescape.com
Accessible Florida Villas http://www.accessiblefloridavillas.com
Volcano Guest House www.volacnoguesthouse.com
Las Vegas Hotel Room Accommodations - wheelchair accessible rooms
Big Apple Greeter www.bigapplegreeter.org
The Inn at Honey Run - Room 121 (Amish Country) www.innathoneyrun.com
Shiloh Morning Inn - The Memories Suite www.ShilohMorning.com
Rabbit Hill Inn - The Turnabout Room www.rabbithillinn.com
Colonial Williamsburg - Call for brochures detailing accessible tours. www.history.org
King's Dominion Campground - fully wheelchair accessible
Call 1-800-9CAMP10 or (804) 876-5355
Big Bay State Park http://dnr.wi.gov/org/land/parks/access/index.html
Copper Falls State Park http://dnr.wi.gov/org/land/parks/access/index.html
Vehicle Rentals Outside of the USA
Wheelabout Australia Accessible Van Rentals www.wheelabout.com
Accessible Europe www.accessibleurope.com
Brit Experience www.brit-experience.co.uk