Wheelchair-accessible vehicles provide greater mobility for both wheelchair users and their caregivers. From getting to the grocery store to going to doctor appointments, a mobility vehicle can get you where you need to go – whether you need to accommodate a manual or power wheelchair.
Handicap vans come in many different forms, and at different price points. A handicap van will most likely cost several thousand dollars more than a standard car, as the conversion price plus higher fuel and insurance costs increase your total spend. While this might deter many people from making the switch to a van, it’s important to consider what you get for the price – greater health, happiness and overall well-being.
Wheelchair accessible vehicles usually don’t require you to transfer from wheelchair to car seat. This prevents unnecessary pressure on the shoulders, if the wheelchair user is doing his own transfer or the back, if the move is being done by a caregiver.