Are you planning a summer vacation or even a staycation, but you’re unsure what you need to do to keep you and your mobility equipment safe?  Next Day Access understands your worries and in honor of National Safety Month, we have compiled a list of items to remember when traveling and using your mobility chair this summer.

  1. Use Your Portable Mobility Ramp Safely

Our wheelchair ramps are customized to meet the specific needs of each of our customers. This customization, coupled with proper use of the product, is crucial for safety. You mobility ramp is key to being able to get out and enjoy the beautiful summer weather. Be sure you know not only how to properly have your ramp set up, but also how to store your portable ramp, in order to ensure safety and security.

  1. Think Ahead and Bring Backup Equipment

One of the best things you can do to stay safe is to always be prepared. Always double check that your equipment is properly charged and you have backup batteries and chargers packed as well. One more thing to think of is what you would do in case of a power outage. This applies to any items that would need to be charged.

  1. Plan Ahead

It is important to plan for any accessibility needs before heading out. If you know of potential issues ahead of time, you can start by calling your destination before your arrival to discuss your needs. This will not only alleviate your stress but it also gives your destination the opportunity to prepare for your entrance.

  1. Staying Cool as Temperatures Rise

Staying hydrated is crucial during the hot summer months, especially for mobility chair users. Never leave the house without water or some other fluid and be sure you know the signs of dehydration and heat stroke. Remember: the first signs of dehydration is being thirsty so drink up!

A little planning ahead of time can ensure you have a great summer. Whether you are staying local or venturing to a sunny destination, always ensure that you are prepared and that safety comes first. If you have any questions regarding mobility products or how to properly use your mobility chair or ramp, contact the helpful customer service team at Next Day Access!