Wheelchair users with temporary disabilities say that accessible transportation speeds their recovery by helping to restore independence during a difficult time.
Persons new to using a wheelchair and those who are only using a wheelchair for a short period of time may have a very difficult time with coordinating wheelchair/scooter accessible transportation. For these persons a wheelchair accessible van is crucial to their recovery process. By returning the activities of daily living more quickly, wheelchair users are able to continue with their lives with the minimum necessary interruption.
Actual Case Study
Wheelchair Getaways was able to provide long-term rental of an accessible van to a grateful Colorado man during his rehabilitation. He wrote, "Since an injury has temporarily taken away my ability to walk, your rental van allowed me to see my doctor and friends and family for the first time in four weeks."
Vocational rehabilitation or workers' compensation often pay for the rental of an accessible vehicle during rehabilitation.