Sunday, June 27, 2010
Accessible adaptive vehicles Pennsylvania
We struggled for longer than we should with Patti’s failing ability to transfer from wheelchair to our car. In part this was ignorance of options. Caregiving does not always leave a lot of time for searching especially when you are not exactly sure what you are searching for.
These days while out and about using our wheelchair accessible van we often attract inquiring minds and answer questions as best we can.
It occurred to me that since the journey from need to finding an adaptive vehicle is still pretty much a needle in a haystack compared to conventional auto shopping that I should compile a list of Pennsylvania adaptive vehicle facilities offering modifications and service. Most additionally sell wheelchair accessible vehicles both new and previously owned.
So, if you want to ask some questions AND kick some tires …
New Castle, PA
724-656-1075 / 724-656-0866
Keystone Coach Works
Bethel Park, PA
Glen Rock, PA
877-275-4907 / 412-824-8091
Ride-Away handicap equipment corp
Total Mobility Services
WEBB Medical Systems
While more random, it is not impossible to find an adaptive vehicle on a local car lot, and you can find adaptive vehicles through classified advertising both local and interstate such as Disability Dealer Magazine.
Money is ALWAYS a factor and “The
Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF) is a non-profit organization that provides low-interest loans for people with disabilities so that they can buy the assistive technology devices and services they need”. Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation www.patf.us/
King of Prussia, PA
Realizing this blog is also read outside of Pennsylvania, click on Alternative Financing Technical Assistance Project for assistive technology loan programs in other states.
Caregivingly Yours, Patrick Leer
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