Unfortunately, we hear stories like this all the time. When assisting people with disabilities, you can’t forget to pay attention to your own health and safety. After all, if you injure yourself, you can’t help anybody. So let’s put a stop to this mess before it even begins. A Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV) makes it easier to be a better caregiver, and can certainly save you from hurting yourself. It goes without saying that life would also become less stressful for the wheelchair users in your life. So secure your wheelchairs, put on your seatbelts, and grab some snacks for the road! We’re about to take a trip down Caregiver Lane.
- Is the inside of the vehicle tall enough for a wheelchair user?
- Are both the ramp and door wide enough?
- How and where should you secure the wheelchair?
- Do you need to park your WAV in a garage?
- Is there enough space to load and unload your wheelchair?
- Can you fasten your wheelchair on your own, or do you need assistance?
- Can you transfer into another seat within your vehicle?