Old 07-28-2016, 01:49 AM #1 (permalink)
New Member (Say Hi)
 
Join Date: 2015
City: Nijmegen
State: NL
Country: NL
Diagnosed: 04/2014
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 5
henkvrielink is on a distinguished road
henkvrielink henkvrielink is offline
New Member (Say Hi)
Join Date: 2015
City: Nijmegen
State: NL
Country: NL
Diagnosed: 04/2014
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 5
henkvrielink is on a distinguished road
Default on vacation with ALS

I live in the Netherlands.
Many good places for a perfect vacation here.
Are there simmilar places in the USA ?
example: can a wheelchair accessable room be booked in every hotel ?
can a daycare nurse be hired ?
Lets start a thread here.
henkvrielink is offline  
Old 07-28-2016, 12:43 PM #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 2013
City: Fort Wayne
State: Indiana
Country: US
Diagnosed: 11/1985
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 582
Diane H is just really niceDiane H is just really niceDiane H is just really niceDiane H is just really niceDiane H is just really nice
Diane H Diane H is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: 2013
City: Fort Wayne
State: Indiana
Country: US
Diagnosed: 11/1985
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 582
Diane H is just really niceDiane H is just really niceDiane H is just really niceDiane H is just really niceDiane H is just really nice
Default Re: on vacation with ALS

Over here an accessible hotel room only means there are no stairs and the doorway is wide enough for a standard wheelchair. "Handicapped equipped" means it has equipment for deaf and blind people and grab bars in the bathroom. It doesn't necessarily mean a roll under sink or roll in shower, etc. That works for the typical manual wheelchair user, but when you have a power wheelchair the bathrooms are unlikely to be large enough. And if you need a Hoyer type of lift for transfers, the room may not be big enough! Most hotel beds don't have space for a Hoyer lift to reach under them.

Most hotels and motels are part of a national chain and the rooms can be different even within that chain. In order to have any real assurance that a room will work for you, it is important to call the specific hotel to find out if the room will work for you. They may be able to arrange for a hospital bed and lift for you, but you may have to arrange that yourself. For sanitary resons, bring your own sling.
Diane H is offline  
Old 07-28-2016, 12:49 PM #3 (permalink)
Very Helpful Member
 
Join Date: 2014
City: The Beach
State: South
Country: US
Diagnosed: 08/2015
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 1,816
KimT has much to be proud ofKimT has much to be proud ofKimT has much to be proud ofKimT has much to be proud ofKimT has much to be proud ofKimT has much to be proud ofKimT has much to be proud ofKimT has much to be proud of
KimT KimT is offline
Very Helpful Member

Join Date: 2014
City: The Beach
State: South
Country: US
Diagnosed: 08/2015
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 1,816
KimT has much to be proud ofKimT has much to be proud ofKimT has much to be proud ofKimT has much to be proud ofKimT has much to be proud ofKimT has much to be proud ofKimT has much to be proud ofKimT has much to be proud of
Default Re: on vacation with ALS

Since we're such a large and diverse country, there are many differences among States and even regions within states. I've found wonderful accommodations in some places and next to nothing in others. When you're traveling the US, it's best to call the hotels near the places you want to see and get specifics. I've seen some with wheel in showers and others with tiny, slippery tubs with a grab bar. Anyone going into that tub would need a grab bar!
KimT is offline  
Old 07-28-2016, 01:36 PM #4 (permalink)
gooseberry's Avatar
Extremely Helpful Member
 
Join Date: 2014
City: Pit of hot
State: FL
Country: US
Interest: I lost a loved one to ALS/MND.
Posts: 3,377
gooseberry is a splendid one to beholdgooseberry is a splendid one to beholdgooseberry is a splendid one to beholdgooseberry is a splendid one to beholdgooseberry is a splendid one to beholdgooseberry is a splendid one to beholdgooseberry is a splendid one to behold
gooseberry gooseberry is offline
Extremely Helpful Member
gooseberry's Avatar
Join Date: 2014
City: Pit of hot
State: FL
Country: US
Interest: I lost a loved one to ALS/MND.
Posts: 3,377
gooseberry is a splendid one to beholdgooseberry is a splendid one to beholdgooseberry is a splendid one to beholdgooseberry is a splendid one to beholdgooseberry is a splendid one to beholdgooseberry is a splendid one to beholdgooseberry is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: on vacation with ALS

Also, many hotels let you book an accessible room online but it isnt guaranteed. Make sure you call to verify.
gooseberry is offline  
Closed Thread

Tags
als, usa, vacation, wheelchair


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Vacation Matadog General Discussion About ALS/MND 10 03-30-2016 04:42 PM
vacation smoochiegal Current Caregivers (CALS) 10 03-25-2015 05:17 PM
VACATION question Prohobo Current Caregivers (CALS) 13 03-20-2015 02:47 AM
should I take a vacation Sunvista People With ALS - "PALS" 51 10-22-2014 05:35 PM
Advice for A Vacation: KissJ General Discussion About ALS/MND 6 03-10-2013 03:07 PM
PZ is on vacation! brooksea After 5 Forum Pub With PZ & Friends 5 02-23-2012 07:04 AM
vacation? Pandora Current Caregivers (CALS) 2 05-07-2011 06:50 AM
vacation spots in the sun marna General Discussion About PLS 4 08-21-2009 10:57 PM
Going on vacation Ecowarrior General Discussion About ALS/MND 4 06-23-2006 09:26 AM
Mini Vacation DebbieD General Discussion About ALS/MND 17 01-24-2005 12:14 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:09 AM.

 

Who we are

"We are a volunteer-driven online community that originated in 2003. We are a resource for anyone affected by ALS and MND. We are a community of like-minded and compassionate individuals. Together we are the ALS Forum and together we build this online resource and online community."

 

Want to help?

Have you found our website helpful? Do you enjoy having a place to talk to people that are knowledgeable about ALS and MND? If you have found it helpful to chat with people at different stages of the ALS/MND journey we encourage you to get involved.

Copyright © 2016