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.
While there are a few wheelchair-friendly options for transportation around Phoenix and Tucson, public transportation for the most part is unreliable. The greatest resource individuals with mobility issues and disabilities can benefit from is a professional transportation company designed for catering to wheelchair and stretcher needs.
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Public transportation has evolved throughout the years to accommodate wheelchair patients who need to get to their destination. It’s not the most convenient option out there, though, and when there’s simply no one to drive wheelchair users around, there’s always the option to book non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT).
Phoenix, AZ has grown to be a fairly accessible city to live in, with resources and programs put in place to aid the senior community and those with disabilities. We take a closer look into the city’s accessible transportation options and how well they provide for individual needs.
Arizona pushes forward as a progressive place for those utilizing wheelchairs and mobility aids, particularly in the Metro Phoenix and Tucson areas. As Arizona’s wheelchair-user community includes many individuals, there are many useful resources available that help with everyday needs. These resources serve to make the lives of our disabled community better by making access to medical needs, employment, and leisure more accessible to everyone.
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Regular appointments to the doctor are important to many Arizona patients who may not need emergency treatment but require regular appointments, treatments, or procedures. Health needs don’t change regardless of the pandemic, and safe transportation options are crucial to adhering to healthcare plans.
Learn about non-emergency medical transportation, and how it could be the right resource for patients, providers and individuals in wheelchairs or stretchers.
Accessible wheelchair transportation plays a big role in many of Arizona seniors’ lives. A resource as simple as being able to get a ride to a medical appointment or the grocery store when a family member is unavailable can make all the difference in their lives.