I have a small SUV (Ford Escape Hybrid) and didn't have the money to buy a van when I ended up in my wheelchair. So I paid to have a hitch installed that could carry a Harmar Wheelchair Lift on the back (outside of the vehicle). It's not a perfect solution, for example on a long trip to Oregon from Southern CA the headrest fell off my chair somewhere along the Redwood Highway.
And now that my disabled adopted daughter (my biological granddaughter) is getting older (4 years old) she will be getting a wheelchair too, so I think as a two-chair family we will have
to get a big wheelchair van. I will definitely try to get a rear-entry vehicle because side-entry vans are seriously restricted as far as parking goes; they have to have enough room on the side to extend the ramp and if someone parks too close or if there is no handicapped spot available you're in big trouble!
I'm really interested in finding out about
financial help to get wheelchair vans....does anyone know about
grants for such things?
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Post Edited (nasalady) : 6/27/2010 12:20:33 PM (GMT-6)