I have been in the medical equipment industry for 14 years now and I always had had trouble answering this question… How do I get he or she in the car? They can’t stand up and we can’t afford a handicap accessible vehicle, what are we going to do? Below I will touch base on some options on how to accommodate this situation.
Call an ambulance.
This is done more than you realize and can be quite expensive. I have heard of cost up to $50- $60 a mile! This can really add up if you don’t live close to your physician’s office or a hospital. I would highly recommend calling around and getting some price quotes if you need to do this.
This is a great option, only issue is it’s based off income and not everyone qualifies. Google Access Ride in your area and see what you can find out.
Milford Lift by Pride Mobility & Auto Chair
This is a fairly new device that in the states and has worked out really well so far for a lot of families. The Milford Lift is a lift that is added to the inside of the passengers seat of most any vehicle ( we have installed them into an truck, car, and SUV). The device weighs only 18 lbs and can be taken and used in other applications inside the home, the brackets are mounted into the frame of the passengers floor board and doesn’t take up much room. The nice thing about the Milfor Lift is you don’t have to buy a new vehicle to accommodate someone who is handicapped in most cases, just add it to the existing car. I have attached a video below of the milford lift and would love to here your feedback on the device.
I hope I was able to help someone out today and if you ever have questions either leave a comment or call us at 615-730-9438.