Chicago is known for the myriad of activities available to its residents and tourists alike. As a melting pot for people from all walks of life, Chicago has made a concerted effort to make the city accessible with transportation, wheelchair-friendly city parks, and ramped museums.
In Skokie, the senior population steadily rises as baby boomers continue to age into retirement. Here’s a quick look at Skokie and how seniors get around.
While Chicago is considerably an accessible city, there are a few things that need to be discussed when it comes to mobilizing patients. Here, we point out some of the associated risks, errors that may occur, and best demonstrated practices utilized by our skilled drivers to reduce the incidence and severity of patient transport incidents.
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.
Handicapped Transportation Service or Disabled Transportation are terms that are more than likely to ruffle some feathers, but nowadays, another way to refer to this service can go several ways including Accessible Transportation. BriteLift strives to listen to the community and use terms sensitive to the sensibilities of people living with disabilities, seniors, and the general public.
Naperville is simply amazing this time of year. Summer around this Chicago suburb is when the temperature is just right for enjoying some outdoor activities with your loved ones, with loads of fun places to visit for some good ol’ Illinois mood boosting.
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.
Medical appointments outside of major cities can be tough to get to without personal transportation around, especially for those with accessibility needs.