It can be a challenge for people with disabilities to get to their regular check-ups and other routinary preventive medical care because of travel limitations. It can be hard to fit a mobility aid in a regular taxi cab, and it is definitely a struggle to travel on a stretcher with a private car.
Whether you live in Phoenix or Tucson, transportation is an aspect of our lives that can greatly impact our health outcomes. How does transportation impact our health? One way it does is when the lack or difficulty of getting transportation makes you miss medical appointments.
While the temperatures are rising in Arizona, locals and visitors alike enjoy what the sunny city has to offer. Our community and visitors that utilize wheelchairs, motorized scooters, and other assistive devices are no exception.
Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) Service companies, like HealthLift, offer wheelchair-accessible rides for patients, while also providing transportation for any reason an individual that uses a wheelchair might need to get around.
Sometimes, accidents happen. For the most part, we get lucky enough to get away with a few scrapes and bruises. But for those who end up with injuries serious enough to have to use a wheelchair or mobility aid to get around, the road to recovery may be a long and difficult one.
Mesa is a mighty fine place to visit for accessibility, but you’ve just got to know where to look. Here’s a little listicle of the wheelchair-friendly clinics, places, and things to go and do when in Mesa.
After the cold and before the heat, Springtime is just the perfect time to head out in comfort and see what the Grand Canyon State has to offer, especially for those who use a wheelchair or mobility aid. Here’s a season full of accessible Spring activities anybody can go for in Arizona!
Everyone deserves a memorable Valentine’s Day, especially individuals who utilize wheelchairs. With plenty of spots in Arizona that are wheelchair-friendly and with HealthLift’s accessible vans, there’s no reason not to go on a romantic escapade.
Residents of Mesa, Tempe, Gilbert, Chandler, Queen Creek and Scottsdale that have accessibility needs may not have access to convenient transportation that caters to their wheelchair or stretcher.
Not all individuals that utilize wheelchairs and other mobility aids have readily available access to reliable transportation. Either they are unable to to drive themselves, don’t have friends/family able to cater to all of their needs, or some other circumstance that prevents them from getting around.