From packing the vehicle to finding a destination, taking a family vacation can be a challenge if you have wheelchair accessibility needs. R&R Mobility has some suggestions with both of these sometimes challenging scenarios. We can provide new and used wheelchair accessible for sale or for rent, so you can choose what type of vehicle is right for your family. As for the vacations, we compiled a short list of the top wheelchair accessible attractions in Georgia the whole family can enjoy.
Zoo Atlanta- Spend the whole day rolling through the zoo while enjoying exotic refreshments and food. We are sure the lions, tigers and panda bears, OH MY, are sure to add excitement to your visit. Zoo Atlanta welcomes all guests and makes every effort to ensure that pathways, habitats, and facilities are accessible to all visitors so you have a safe, memorable and pleasurable visit.
GA Aquarium/World of Coca Cola- Georgia is also home to the 2nd largest aquarium in the world! View penguins, otters, stingrays, Beluga whales, seahorses, and treasures of the seas in their aquatic habitats. The whole family will enjoy observing these unique creatures. Right next door to the aquarium is the equally unique and wheelchair friendly World of Coca-Cola, with refreshing tastes of the history of an Atlanta beverage staple. Each attraction offers golf carts to transport guests to and from the parking deck, and wheelchairs are available for rental free of charge.
CNN Studio/Olympic Park-You can take a 1-hour studio tour of CNN’s global headquarters. Inside CNN Atlanta offers wheelchair-accessible upon request, of the behind-the-scenes view of the international news giant. Just across the street from CNN Center is Atlanta’s 21-acre Centennial Olympic Park–a beautiful tribute to the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. Besides the colorful ever-spouting water fountain the park hosts music concerts during the summer!
These are just a few attractions the whole family could enjoy in Georgia! If you are looking for conversion vans for sale in Georgia, or for rent you can rely on R&R Mobility. We are open Monday through Saturday, give us a call today at (866) 405-6807.
Family Caregivers Tips
How can you properly care for others if you don’t take time to care for yourself? This questions resonates in the hearts and minds of those in the role of family caregiver on a daily basis.
Whether it is a child with special needs, an elderly parent unable to walk or your spouse stricken with a disease or life changing accident that now requires constant care, as a family care giver you must make the time to care for yourself just as you care for others. All too frequently care givers share, “I rarely think of my needs or myself. The needs of my loved one supersedes my own.”
What you can do for yourself is bring your needs to the foreground. You must accept that it does not make you selfish, but instead allowed you to stay mentally healthy not only for yourself, but for your loved one as well. Here are a few tips on how to help yourself take care of your special needs.
Educate yourself about your loved one special needs. Knowledge provides understanding. You will find the more you learned about your loved one special needs, the more confident and equipped you are to help cope, handle situations, and advocate. You in turn become a more effective caregiver.
Consider therapy for yourself. You need to be as healthy as you can for your loved one. You can feel a whole range of emotions–anger, fear, and uncertainty among them. Your emotions are normal.
Get support. Develop or join a network of family care givers for your particular need.
Or, ask your resources for ideas or contacts. Many family caregivers share that they often feel isolated and this is a great way to build a network of people willing to help.
Ask for help. Tell your spouse/partner/significant other and friends how you feel. You are
the primary caregiver, and sometimes the situation can become emotionally and physically taxing. Others probably don’t have any idea how you are feeling just a caring listening ear.
Let it out. Stress hormones, found in tears, negatively affect every system and organ in the human body. Crying provides health by eliminating harmful stress hormones. Haven’t you found that you feel relief after a good cry?
Give yourself personal time. Walk, write in a journal, or participate in an activity you enjoy. Every day.
Take care of you. Make sure you are eating foods that are healthy, drinking plenty of water, exercising, and getting plenty of sleep.
Choosing the Correct Wheelchair Ramps & Lifts
There are a wide variety of available options when it comes to choosing the correct wheelchair ramps & lifts, but with the help of specialized Mobility Consultants, Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialists and informative blog posts like this one, to help ease the decision making process. One of the most difficult decisions is whether to choose a ramp or a lift to guarantee safe entry into your mobility vehicle. Both options can get you safely in and out of a new or used wheelchair van, but really the decision is a matter of budget and personal preference.
Choosing Wheelchair Ramps
There are three main options when it comes to choosing ramps for access into your accessible van: portable, motorized, or manual. One overall benefit of choosing a ramp is if you have, or are purchasing, a handicapped lowered floor van with a ramp they tend to be much less expensive, take up less space and are more fuel-efficient compared to a full-size van that is used for most lifts. Portable ramps are some of the least expensive and easiest to install. These ramps have the ability to be used with multiple vehicles, and be removed whenever they are not a necessity. Motorized ramps boast added convenience in their motorized movements and higher degree of autonomy, but with that comes more expense. With limited mobility, a powered ramp may be the difference between entering and exiting the vehicle on your own, or needing assistance to enter and exit. The last type of ramp is the manual ramp, which is less expensive but requires much more effort to extend and retract the ramp. When shopping for the specifics of your wheelchair accessible vehicle, further research the pros and cons of ramps.
Choosing Wheelchair Lifts
Lifts are usually installed in full-sized vans, but help to effortlessly raise a person in a wheelchair into a vehicle. Be aware that all lifts depend, at least in part, on a battery. If your battery is weak or dead, the lifts will not work. Another thing to consider is if using a scooter some are longer than the standard platform on lifts and will need extended platforms. The first type is a hydraulic lift that uses a pump and cylinder filled with fluid pressure that enables the pump to raise and lower the lift. An electrical mechanical lift operates either by chain or screw rod, powered solely by the battery. A gravity lift has power to lift and fold, while gravity lowers the platform to ground level. Platform lifts are much more complicated and require two doors or a sliding door on the side of the van. A fully automatic platform lift will fold, unfold, lower and rise by a switch. A semi-automatic platform lift requires manual folding and unfolding and necessitates assistance. The last type of lift never folds it is called a swing lift because it “swings” inside, outside and up-and-down. Less room is needed to enter and exit the van, which provides a parking convenience. Finally, when purchasing a lift, be sure to check on the use of raised doors. If needed, your lift will have to be ordered for the extended doors. Determine if this is necessary before completing your vehicle equipment decisions. It will help you avoid very costly errors.
There are many choices and options for every type of mobility need and R & R Mobility is here to help with as much information and assistance possible! Always remember to contact one of our mobility consultants before purchasing to verify you’re buying the right type of ramp or lift suited for your lifestyle.
If you live in an area known for its seasonably high temperatures during the summer months, then you should always take proper precautions necessary to get your wheel chair accessible vehicle summer ready and ensure it runs at tip-top shape as the heat continues to rise.
Here are some essential vehicle maintenance tips that you need to consider as the summer season sets in.
Stock Up on Coolant
You should always keep an eye on your accessible vehicle’s coolant levels. Too little, and your engine wills start running hotter than normal. As a precaution, it’s always good to keep an extra bottle of coolant in the trunk, or under a seat, in case an emergency occurs while you’re on the road.
Cut Down on Cracks
High temperatures under the hood are pretty commonplace, which means its effects can be doubled or tripled during the summer months. High heat over time can cause cracks in hoses and tubing, which can lead to fluid leaks and even damage to your engine or other important components.
Regular servicing and replacement can help prevent costly damages, and extend the overall life of your mobility vehicle.
Assess Your AC
The more integral system in your car, especially during the summer months, your AC should always be in tip-top shape. If for any reason you feel a decline in the performance of your AC system, do not ignore it. The worse you let the problem get, the more expensive it will be to get fixed.
Check Your Tires
Even the most advanced rubbers are still prone to wear and tear over time. This can be exacerbated by any sudden changes in temperature, which causes some tires to literally rot from the inside out. This is especially true for wheelchair accessible vans and trucks, as they prone to carrying more weight than their non-modified counterparts.
It’s recommended you get your tires checked every three months or so, and replaced every year, to reduce the risk of damage to your mobility vehicle.
Bring your vehicle to R&R Mobility
Although it pays to do your own research, there’s no better way to ensure summer vehicle safety than by putting your wheelchair accessible vehicle in the hands of an accredited Quality Assurance Program (QAP) professional. Set up an appointment with R&R Mobility, a trusted NMEDA mobility QAP dealer to make sure any and all modifications are in proper working order, and are in the right condition to stand up to the elements.
The summer has arrived and that means it’s time to get out and enjoy some sun and fun!!! Let R & R Mobility be Your source for quality wheelchair accessible vans. We have a large selection of wheelchair accessible van rentals for you and your family. Please contact us at 770.483.0767 to get more information and our summer specials.
Come by today to see our wheel chair accessible rental vans and…take one for a spin!
On April 28th, Tracye Hall was presented the prestigious VMI Acceleration Award for Top Sales Performance for 2016. This marks the 2nd consecutive year Tracye has received the award. The award is only presented to those who sales exceed $3mm in revenue for the year. “I am grateful and blessed to be able to work in this type of industry and environment that allows me to do what I love and that’s helping others. Our goal is always make every visit to R&R Mobility a memorable experience.”
Over 300 wheelchair mobility sales persons throughout the US compete for the top honor but only one is selected. R & R is very proud of Trayce’s hard work and dedication. We celebrate this well deserved award with you.
For over 40 years, R&R Mobility has continued to treat every customer like family. We have an extensive menu of maintenance and services performed by our ASE certified mechanics and service technicians. It is extremely important that you maintain the scheduled maintenance on your wheelchair accessible vehicle and all modified equipment for safe and dependable operation. Regular service also keeps all warranties in force as well.
We recommend performing a safety and preventative maintenance service every 6 months on your wheelchair accessible vehicle. This service includes inspecting and lubricating lift or ramp components in order to insure proper operation of your adaptive equipment. Also, if you have hand controls installed in your vehicle, we recommend having them inspected and lubricated every 6 months to ensure your safety. This preventative maintenance includes lubricating all hand control pivot points, checking the mounting hardware, visually inspect and test drive to ensure proper operation.
Not only can R&R Mobility perform maintenance on all adaptive equipment, we also service all other aspects of your wheelchair accessible vehicle. Such as but not limited to; oil change, tire rotation, complete 14 point inspection, windshield wipers, air and cabin filters, cooling system service and transmission service.
Call us toll free at 877-569-0780 to schedule your appointment with our service department or if you have any questions about how we can service your wheelchair accessible vehicle.
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Thank you so much for reading and we look forward to having the opportunity to service your wheelchair accessible vehicle at R&R Mobility Van Lifts Sales & Service.
Are you looking to rent a wheelchair accessible van? Good news, we’ve got you covered! This week we are talking all about wheelchair accessible rental vans from R&R Mobility. You can rent our wheelchair accessible vans daily, weekly, monthly or longer. R&R Mobility has one of the largest fleets of wheelchair accessible side entry minivans available.
Here are just a few examples of how you can benefit from renting a wheelchair accessible van: taking love ones to doctor’s appointments, visit family and friends, traveling, or to use while your current wheelchair van is being serviced or repaired. As you can imagine, there are many reasons why renting a wheelchair accessible van would meet your temporary need for a wheelchair accessible van!
A major perk if you are also considering purchasing a wheelchair accessible van from us, you could be eligible to receive up to a $500 credit towards the purchase of any of our wheelchair accessible vans! Our wheelchair accessible rental vans are also a wonderful way to test out a particular make and model before actually purchasing a wheelchair accessible van. This is a great way to test out the equipment, features and ease of use at your own pace, which is something you don’t normally get to do during a normal test drive before purchasing. After using the rental van for a few days, you will have a much better idea of what is the right fit for you and your family.
We also can provide delivery and pick up of our wheelchair accessible rental vans. We offer free delivery and pick up to the Shepherd Center, or we can deliver to Atlanta Hartsfield Airport for $100 and it would be $50 to pick up. If you would like us to deliver to your home or another location in the Atlanta area, our delivery and pick up fee will be $50 each way, also any place outside of the Atlanta area will be calculated as $2.00 per mile each way. R&R Mobility wants to make renting a wheelchair accessible van as easy as possible for our customers!
Requirements to rent our wheelchair accessible vans are simple; the person driving the van must be at least 25 years old with a valid driver’s license, also must have full coverage insurance and a valid credit card required for the vehicle deposit. Our daily rate to rent a wheelchair accessible van is $128 per day, our weekly rate is $700 per week or our monthly rate is $2,550 per month.
If you mention this post when reserving your wheelchair accessible van, we will give you 20% off your rental! Call us at 770-483-0767 to reserve your wheelchair accessible rental van or if you have any questions! We look forward to speaking with you soon!
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Welcome to our blog! We are so glad you found us. This industry can sometimes become very complex and scary for the person in the wheelchair along with their family and friends. Here at R&R Mobility Van Lifts, Sales and Service, we want to make this experience of purchasing a wheelchair accessible van, renting a wheelchair accessible van, or adapting your own vehicle to fit your needs, as simple and easy as we possibly can! R&R Mobility is a family owned and operated business, which is sadly hard to come by these days. We strive to make our customers feel like family and to sincerely help our customers live their absolute best life with no limits on transportation. We believe that wheelchair accessible vans can really make life much easier and hassle-free for our customers.
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