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MobilityWorks Albany NY

MobilityWorks Showroom in Albany New York Moving, New Location Announced for Pasadena California

The MobilityWorks Albany NY service and showroom location (currently in Scotia NY) is ahead of schedule to move into its new location at 1615 Central Ave, Albany NY 12205. Originally scheduled for early June, it looks like they’ll be up and running as of this Monday, May 23rd! The new location will allow for an expansion of our service bays and van showroom area, in addition to being closer to more of our customers in the Capital Region. Read more

GM Mobility Reimbursement Program

General Motors offers a program designed to help with the cost of installing adaptive equipment in the new Chevrolet, Buick or GMC vehicles. The  GM Mobility Reimbursement Program allows new vehicle purchasers/lessees to receive up to a $1,000 reimbursement for the cost of the equipment. In the videos below, Rick Kristufek, a Mobility Consultant from our Detroit MobilityWorks location, discusses MobilityWorks and  the GM Mobility Reimbursement Program. Read more

Transfer Seats are One of Many Options for Wheelchair Drivers

Wheelchair Transfer Seat

People who use a wheelchair will often times have to lift themselves into another chair or over to a car seat. For those who drive with hand controls, totally removing the front seat to make room for the wheelchair is sometimes not a practical solution. The confines of an accessible minivan however make it difficult to pull the wheelchair close enough to transfer over to the front driver’s seat, not to mention that it’s in a fixed position facing forward. Read more

Renting a Wheelchair Van for the Holidays?

Wheel chair vans for rent

MobilityWorks is One of the Largest Renters of Handicap Vans in the United States. Many of Our Vans for Rent Are Booked Weeks Ahead of Time During the Busy Holiday Season.

It’s that time of year when relatives and friends come home or to visit. I you’ve never had a disabled person in your family, then you may not have ever needed to find a wheelchair van that you can rent. The good news is that rental vans are available from many different providers around the country that serve most major cities. The bad news is that holidays are the busiest time of year for renting one, so if you haven’t gotten your reservation in already it may be too late. Read more

Scooter and Power Wheelchair Lifts for Vans or SUVs Come in Many Different Styles.

Bruno Curb-Sider scooter lift. Bruno Out-Sider meridan platform lift
Left: Bruno Curb-Sider scooter lift. Right: Bruno Out-Sider Meridian platform lift.

Scooter and Power Wheelchair Lifts for Vans or SUVs Come in Many Different Styles. Careful Consideration Needs to Be Taken When Selecting a Model for Your Particular Type of Scooter and Vehicle.

When it comes to scooter lifts, there’s no one size fits all solution. Your particular scooter or power wheelchair design has as much to do with the selection of which lift you use than the make and model of the minivan or SUV where it’s going to be installed. Scooter lifts can help to store the scooter (or chair) inside the vehicle or outside, depending on its design and your preference. To avoid a very costly mistake, the style you decide to use should be made with particular care and with the advice of a certified mobility consultant. In most cases, a qualified NMEDA QAP dealer can be found near you that should be able to find the right solution. Read more