Making travel feasible and even comfortable for people with disabilities is a socially worthwhile goal. According to the CDC study, disability in mobility was the most frequently reported type (13.0%), followed by disability in cognition (10.6%), independent living (6.5%), vision (4.6%), and self-care (3.6%). Disability has been shown to increase with age . It is often in the retirement years when people have time to travel. Ten thousand people daily will be turning 65, according to The Pew Research poll and that trend will continue for the next 20 years.
Mobility difficulties are not exclusive to the elderly community. Even children with neurological or musculoskeletal conditions face mobility issues. Travel gives children an opportunity to learn about the world, acquire valuable life lessons while experiencing different cultures. Everyone will enjoy the trip more if the problem with mobility is foreseen and solutions have been thought out.
The solutions our group offers include allowing individuals and caregivers to design the rooms in which they will be staying. We will provide the logistical support to bring in needed equipment such as hospital beds, scooters, wheelchairs, and hoyer lifts. We will provide an easy-to-deploy solution to hotel and motel chains, medical facilities with wide catchment area, convention centers and bureaus, Airbnb and will provide easy to use methods of communicating their needs to potential customers.
Potential customers can use our travel assistant mobile app to order and track the equipment. The travel assistant will alert customers about any delays and will connect them via text or a phone call to a consultant if they need one.
Our solution makes for a more relaxed journey, allowing the customer to focus on their destination and business.
Call Kathy Shoaf, RN, BSN, ATP at 219-608-2002 or email her at kathy@EliteCruisesAndVacations.net