Traveling is an enriching activity that anyone can enjoy. It takes away the monotony of your same old routine and helps you see new perspectives. The ability to travel is an experience that everyone should have. Regardless of a person’s condition or range of mobility, they should explore the world as they see fit. Here at Preferred Elevator, we believe in aging independently. Today we’re going to share some tips with those who like to travel and expand their horizons.
1) Plan a Great Destination
The ideal destination is going to have everything you’re looking for, including any accommodations for wheelchair accessibility. Places such as France and the UK are very accommodating. A lot of their living spaces and businesses are wheelchair accessible, giving you a wide range of experiences. Research the places that put safety and accessibility as a priority.
2) Utilize Your Resources
Preferred Elevator has fantastic blogs that go into detail about home modifications, aging in place, and aging independently. There are also other blogs, websites, and guides on the internet that thoroughly describe how you can travel comfortably, with a wheelchair, or with limited mobility. These resources include people sharing their experiences and offering tips or things to avoid. Reading information from someone who has a similar story is extraordinarily comforting and helpful. Older adults, regardless of their circumstances can live productive, full, and healthy lives. Traveling is just one of the many ways to do so!
3) Call Beforehand
When planning your trip, make sure to call ahead as you map out your itinerary. You may be excited to try out a new restaurant only to find that it’s not wheelchair accessible or hard to move around. The comforting thing about most airports is that they have services geared towards those with disabilities, physical impairments, and limited mobility. Some even help passengers directly to their seat so that there’s no need to wait in line. You can also arrange a taxi or shuttle service that can get you straight from the airport, receive door-to-door service, help with luggage, and don’t need to wait.
4) Live Life to the Fullest
Traveling can be a scary experience for anyone. Leaving the comfort of home brings anxiety to some people because they feel as if it’s risky. Life comes with many risks, but some of them are well worth it. When you travel, you create beautiful memories that will last a lifetime.
Preferred Elevator: We’re On the Up and Up!
For 11 years, Preferred Elevator has served residents in Central Maryland, Baltimore, and Washington, DC. You can rely on our experienced home installation team and quality products.
For our commercial elevator clients, we also provide annual inspections of your equipment to adhere to standards established by the state of Maryland. During these inspections, we make sure that your commercial mobility product is functioning correctly and efficiently. We’ll also go over all safety devices and customized features offered within your plan!