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  1. Hotels with Hoyer lifts

    Las Vegas hotels with ceiling track lifts https://emerginghorizons.com/hotels-...g-track-lifts/

    Branson Missouri medical company that rents Hoyer lifts ? try contacting them for hotels they know http://www.bransonmobility.net/hoyer-lift-rental.html

    Scandinavian hotels with hoyers https://wheelchairtravel.org/scandic...ts-disability/

    UK Ceiling Hoist Users Club http://www.chuc.org.uk/

    more leads here https://www.google.com/search?q=Hoye...hrome&ie=UTF-8 ...
  2. Get Off Your Duff: Political Volunteering With a Disability

    The 24-hour cable news stations won't stop babbling about it. Your Facebook friends won't stop raging about it. And idiot pols won't stop tweeting about it. These days, there's no escaping it ? and you know exactly what it is: politics.





    Tired of feeling frustrated, I wanted to get involved. There's big stuff going on ? 24 candidates and more each time I edit this ...
  3. Stretch your mind at the Abilities Expo

    This weekend the Abilities Expo rolls into the Chicago area (Schaumburg Convention Center), as it tours cities around the country. If you've never, it's worth checking out sometime. The MS Society always has a strong presence there, with knowledgeable volunteers and plenty of info. But there's a lot of interesting exhibitors and practical presentations that really open your mind to the possibilities out there. Get your wheelchair tweaked, start planning your accessible vacation, try your hand at ...
  4. What fighting "quad belly" looks like

    It's another brainchild of Dr. Justin Bickford at Aspire PT, Huntsville, TX. I describe a problem and the gears in his head start to turn, and he's got a lot of 'em.



    The consensus is that quad belly is loss of muscle tone around the torso after you've sat in a chair for years. Belly fat is a suspect too, but I eat lean and cut back on adult drinkies with no effect. ...
  5. A new Hotel List: beds without platforms, low beds, adjustable-height beds

    Hotel List: beds without platforms, low beds, adjustable-height beds

    There are ADA rooms, and there are accessible rooms ? and often those are two different things.

    27 years after the landmark Americans With Disabilities Act, most hotel rooms are completely unusable to many disabled Americans. Hoyer lift users are shut out by box platforms beneath beds, i.e., almost all hotel beds. Independent travelers in chairs are shut out by beds too high to transfer. Beds and sinks ...
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