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    Petition for ADA/Access Board on hotel accessibility

    Please consider signing (and sharing with your friends and family as well) this petition to set Access Board standards for beds in hotel rooms billed as "accessible". Thanks!

    http://chng.it/z5gMkwZzxS

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    I would add to the petition either clearance under the bed OR installation of ceiling mount lift.

    The ceiling mount lift (Some Vegas hotels have) is best of all worlds as traveler needn't bring or rent a lift - Just bring your sling!

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    I signed it but there seems a contradiction between adequate under-bed clearance and having a bed low enough to transfer into. I cannot count the number of hotel beds into which I have had to struggle. Occasionally the design has been such that hotel maintenance was able to lower the height, but not often. The fashion of high beds is odd and must be very annoying for lots of elderly folk as well as wheelchair users. Or just short people.

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    No, as long as they don't put in platform beds, there is no problem with having an appropriate height bed with enough clearance for a lift underneath...usually 4-6". The standards would also have a minimum and maximum height for the top of the mattress, similar to the standards now for toilet height. This is what you will find in most accessible cruise ship cabins, which were usually a level transfer for my mother from a power wheelchair. This is also the type of bed I have in my guest room where she stayed in my home when visiting me, when we used a mobile floor lift.

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    Last edited by SCI-Nurse; 02-24-2019 at 01:06 AM.
    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    No, as long as they don't put in platform beds, there is no problem with having an appropriate height bed with enough clearance for a lift underneath...usually 4-6". The standards would also have a minimum and maximum height for the top of the mattress, similar to the standards now for toilet height. This is what you will find in most accessible cruise ship cabins, which were usually a level transfer for my mother from a power wheelchair. This is also the type of bed I have in my guest room where she stayed in my home when visiting me, when we used a mobile floor lift.

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    Yes it can be done but I have never seen it done. Every hotel that has lower beds for ADA rooms (there's only been a few), has done so by removing the frame and setting the mattress and box springs directly on the floor. The space under the bed can be achieved by using low profile box springs.

    gjnl makes a valid point though, not everyones accessible height is the same. He likes 24", my range is probably 19 - 22. I really don't see all (or even most) hotels updating to adjustable beds within the next five or ten year even if this petition causes the law to change. But if all beds were in the 20-23 ranges it would make traveling a lot less stressful.


    Edit: After thinking about it, I think having an ongoing or Sticky thread on hotels with low bed or adjustable bed heights or overhead lifts could be a valuable resource. That way you wouldn't have to search all the individual threads on the subject. Could always remove it if it doesn't yield usable results.

    I really hope people here will post when they find a hotel with accommodating beds.
    Last edited by wes4dbt; 04-06-2019 at 05:27 PM.

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    Hi KLD,

    Do you know if the state of California already has something like this, i.e., accessibility standards for hotel beds? I think I remember a long time ago, a member here mentioned something about that or said that she was involved with it somehow. I think she was in the travel industry and her username started with the letter E. Anyway, I'm looking for more information about this issue with hotel beds.

    Thanks, & have a good weekend.
    Last edited by Spitzbub; 03-29-2019 at 05:47 PM. Reason: Voice recognition error

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