Traveling for the holidays can mean extra stress to anyone, whether they’re living with a disability or not. November and December are two of the busiest travel months of the year, and just like everyone else, people who have disabilities are just as likely to travel to visit family and friends during this time.
Aside from booking services for NEMT in Louisiana, there are several other things you need to do before going off on that trip, and we at WE LIFT LLC Wheelchair Rideshare Service are here to guide you through them.
Here are 4 tips to help you travel safely during the holiday season.
- Plan everything ahead of time.
When patients with disabilities travel, they have to think about a ton of things others don’t. Book everything ahead of time. Make what necessary reservations you must make before lines and portals get too crowded.
- Make sure you organize your suitcase before you travel.
Throwing a bunch of stuff into your suitcase just won’t do. Store medication and other medical equipment that you need in an easy to find a compartment.
NOTE: Avoid forgetting anything by making a list of things you need to bring and slowly check them off.
- Pack light, but not too light
Lugging around huge baggage can easily become a hassle, thus, make sure to pack just enough items for you to get through the number of days you’re visiting your destination for.
- Finally, if you’re flying, make sure to protect your wheelchair.
Book professional wheelchair transportation in New Orleans, Louisiana, while traveling from your home to the airport and vice versa. Secure all parts of your wheelchair before boarding the plane to avoid damage.