Wheelchair Accessible Vans

Ramps or Lifts in Chicago?

The first aspect that needs to be considered is the ramp or lift system. Its best to consult with a physician or rehabilitation professional when deciding between a ramp or a lift system. Will your loved one or a caregiver be able to push the wheelchair up a ramp or will they need a more advanced lift kit to get into the Dodge Grand Caravan or Chrysler Town & Country?

Ramps can be a better option when the overall cost is considered. Manual wheelchair ramps are the most cost effective and require the least maintenance because they require a person to attach and push the wheelchair up the ramp. Automatic ramps still require a person to push the wheelchair up the ramp, but the automatic ramp deploys electronically. Automatic ramps cost a bit more and require more maintenance due to the moving parts.

Wheelchair lifts are fully automatic. The lift deploys at the push of a button and lifts the patient into the vehicle. Lifts are usually the most expensive option and lifts can require a lot of maintenance due to the hydraulic components included.

Which Anchorage Options Does Your Loved One Need In Chicago?

Some wheelchairs require little to zero anchorage inside a van while other wheelchairs (and other patients) necessitate a full anchorage system. Physicians or rehabilitation professionals need to be consulted when considering anchorage options, but more importantly whats best for the patient should be the first concern.

No one wants to see their loved one dangerously careening in the back of a mobility van. Anchorage options, when necessary, need to be sufficient to keep the wheelchair from moving even with the wheelchair brakes engaged. Carefully consider the needs of the patient and the advice of medical professionals when choosing anchorage options for a wheelchair accessible Dodge Grand Caravan or Chrysler Town & Country.

Sherman Dodge Is The Mobility Destination In Chicago

Sherman Dodge is capable of adding either a lift kit or a ramp to your Dodge or Chrysler vehicle when necessary. Our mobility team also has expert-level proficiency in adding anchorage options to keep your loved one safe in your wheelchair accessible Dodge Grand Caravan or Chrysler Town & Country.

Get your Chicago area loved ones out of the house and on the road with Sherman Mobility. Our professional sales staff is ready to meet your mobility needs today. Contact Sherman Mobility through our home page, by phone or come by in person to discuss the handicap accessible van options available.
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