Travel, family homes, and parties all have one thing in common–they all amp up around the holiday season. The winter months require extra planning, logistical thinking, and mobility. This can be tricky when your mobility is limited due to an injury or illness. One of the best ways to overcome these physical restraints is to rent a wheelchair for the holiday season. At Oswald’s Pharmacy, we have an extensive selection of all types of medical equipment and specialize in renting some of our products for short and longer-term needs.
Traveling with a Wheelchair
Preparation for traveling with a wheelchair is necessary no matter your destination. Not all hotels have accessibility for those in wheelchairs or with limited mobility. You may need to call your hotel, motel, or resort location to inquire about their specific accommodations. Making the effort to learn all you can about how to best travel with your wheelchair can save you time, money, and frustration in the long run. Other specifics you may want to ask about are the accommodations for oxygen tanks and defibrillators.
Air travel is frustrating enough without the hassle of bringing an extra item such as a wheelchair or walker. Be sure you know which airline you will be flying with and the airport specifics for wheelchair accessibility. Call the airline you will be flying with and ask about how they handle mobility; will a mobility item be stored in the cabin? or in cargo? Questions like these can make the trip safer for your mobility device (they’re not cheap!). The Air Carrier Access Act gives specific instructions for airport travel that can be printed out so that you know exactly what you are allowed and what is required for travel with a wheelchair. Be sure that you research all that you are entitled to and how to help make your travel as simple as it can be.
Family homes hosting parties mean there are going to be many bodies filling the rooms and obstacles that may deter your mobility. Wheelchair rental is a simple solution to maneuvering crowded areas with ease and comfort. Renting a wheelchair from Oswald’s Pharmacy is your best solution when it comes to making your holiday season safer. Our wheelchairs are high-quality products and we have the expertise to assist you in finding the right wheelchair. We even have accessories that bring added comfort and accessibility to your life.
Oswald’s Pharmacy is the Naperville one-stop-shop for all your medical, pharmaceutical, and accessibility needs. Conveniently located off of South Washington Street, we help supply you with medical equipment for most needs, your typical pharmacy products, and more! We would love to see you in our store browsing the aisles or renting a wheelchair for the holiday season. Take a look at our website to see a selection of our products, customer reviews, services, and our history. Visit us today to learn more!