Wisconsin wheelchair users, their families and doctors trust BriteLift for wheelchair accessible Non-emergency medical transportation NEMT. Serving those with disabilities that need handicap accessible rides.
The population of people with disabilities in Chicago and surrounding suburban areas (Skokie, Tinley Park, Evanston, and others) have a need for resources when it comes to day-to-day activities and appointments. There are a number of services available that help individuals with mobility issues, and their families, including wheelchair accessible transportation service to get to various destinations.
According to the CDC, Adults with disabilities in Illinois experience health disparities and are more likely to experience obesity. Bariatric transportation is a specialized ride service that caters to the needs of passengers that utilize heavy-duty or extra-wide wheelchairs or mobility scooters that need to get to various destinations. This can include, but is not limited to, non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT), airport rides, leisure or entertainment, and more.
Here’s a breakdown of the reasons why non-emergency medical transportation is a necessity and how BriteLift can meet all of your NEMT needs in the homey town of Tinley Park, Illinois.
According to the US Disability Statistics, nearly 8% of the population in Evanston, Illinois, are persons living with disabilities, while the US Census Bureau records that 16% are seniors aged 65 and older. While it is a minority of the people living there, it still represents thousands of people whose needs might get overlooked, such as accessible transportation.
The increased popularity of powered wheelchairs or mobility scooters is a great help for people with disabilities. They’re helpful in enabling wheelchair users to move about longer distances and longer amounts of time.
The average age of people living in Chicago’s suburbs is getting higher with baby boomers hitting retirement age, including Arlington Heights. The senior aged community must adjust their lifestyles to maintain the independent living they’re used to.
Chicago’s main airports include: Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW), and Gary/Chicago International Airport (GYY). As a wheelchair or mobility scooter user, it may be difficult to know where to start when you are looking for transportation to get in and out of the airport.
Transportation services for individuals with disabilities in Chicago, SE Wisconsin, and the surrounding suburbs aren’t too hard to come by. Aside from public and regular taxi transport options, there’s also private non-emergency medical transportation, helping those who have conditions that limit their mobility.
Chicago offers a lot of possibilities when it comes to activities that you can take part in with a wheelchair. With this article in your bookmarks (and possibly BriteLift as your go-to wheelchair-accessible transportation provider nearby), nothing can prevent you from enjoying the Windy City. So let’s dive into BriteLift’s accessible recommendations: