Wheelchair rental services are invaluable both for travelers with disabilities or for mobility difficulties and for those who are temporarily suffering from low mobility due to injuries. These services can be found locally or online and offer wheelchairs, electric wheelchairs or scooters, and other services.
For those with temporary mobility problems due to injuries, such as broken bones, a wheelchair may not always seem necessary, but it can sometimes help. Those who can't ride crutches will obviously need a wheelchair, but those who use crutches may also find them useful. If you are just trying to get to your own home or workplace, you may not need one. But for people who have to travel on foot, such as students, a wheelchair can actually be faster and more convenient than walking on crutches and less of a strain on your shoulders. If this is the case, your doctor may give you a wheelchair prescription and your health insurance may cover all or part of the cost. Wheelchairs are available for hire with some hospitals, clinics and pharmacies, and your yellow pages may have a wheelchair section.
If you need public transport services and would like to use a wheelchair for temporary injury, find out in advance if your regular bus or student route has wheelchair accessible vehicles. If they don't, ask them to send one for you. Generally, it is required by law to do so.
If you are vacationing or traveling by air, you may want to consider wheelchair rental or scooter rental. These services do everything they can to make your trip as comfortable as possible. Wheelchairs and wheelchairs are available for daily hire at airports and some rental services are willing to bring a wheelchair or scooter to the airport when arriving if you make advance arrangements. These services also often have car rental services with access to wheelchairs. Wheelchair and scooter rental services are available in major cities, airports and tourist destinations. People with limited mobility can rent scooters to make their visit to tourist attractions and theme parks more convenient and enjoyable.
Scooters are also available on cruise ships. In addition to renting a scooter, some cruises will offer some amenities for people with reduced mobility. You can request a room that has sufficient door width and an open space for access to your wheelchair or scooter. These rooms should also have other amenities, such as cheap lighting switches and an en suite bathroom, including handrails and showers. If other areas of the ship have restricted access or safes, cruise assistance must be provided. Make sure the help is available in advance or go on a different cruise. Also, check in advance if you will be able to spend any sightseeing tours on your wheelchair or scooter. Ask if they will be in restricted areas or on steep hills and if there is help.
Whether you are temporarily injured or need a wheelchair rental because you will be away from home, there are services available to meet your mobility needs as comfortably as possible.