Safe transportation is a major concern for people in wheelchairs. If you are one or are caring for one, then here are some of the common wheelchair transportation safety tips to keep in mind:
- Wheelchair Compliance
If you are going to sit in your wheelchair when you are planning to ride a Medicaid transportation vehicle, then it is a must to use a wheelchair that is “WC19-compliant.” A WC19-compliant wheelchair is safe to use as a seat in motor vehicles, after all.
- When Wheelchair Is Not WC19-Compliant
In the case when your wheelchair is not WC19-compliant, then it is imperative that you apply as many safety precautions as you can. You should sit facing the front of the vehicle and secure all the securement straps snugly to your wheelchair. You should also use the three-point vehicle-mounted occupant restraint.
- Keep Equipment Away
There may be some stuff or equipment mounted to your wheelchair. These can become dangerous if they come loose in the event of a crash. Thus, be sure to stow them away upon boarding the NEMT in Louisiana.
WE LIFT LLC Wheelchair Rideshare Service is always dedicated to offering safe and quality wheelchair transportation in New Orleans, Louisiana. Let us know if you need us to drive you to and from your appointments!