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Modifications for wheelchair accessible minivans

Author: Aldo Moore
by Aldo Moore
Posted: Mar 25, 2015

In the last century great leaps have been made in the field of medicine. This has increased the average life expectancy of human beings. However, our bodies are built with the same flesh and blood and the longer we live, the more life takes a toll on our bodies.

Apart from increased life expectancy we must also concentrate on making the lives of all senior citizens comfortable, even when their bodies have given up. For everyone who has mobility issues, the 21st century has brought a variety of options for making their lives easier.

An innovation in the field of assisted mobility technology is the wheelchair accessible minivan. Manufacturing companies make modified minivans for the accessibility of a disabled person. They are made with the purpose of allowing easy accessibility for a person using a wheelchair or scooter, a comfortable seating arrangement and easy transportation of the wheelchair along with the passenger.

While you may opt to buy a fully equipped wheelchair accessible minivan, you can also choose to have your minivan modified if you already own one. Any dealership that specializes in assisted mobility vehicles can also make customized modifications for your requirements.

The general applications of a wheelchair accessible minivan are:

  • Standardization of cars, vans, minivans, etc. For the special mobility needs of disable individuals.
  • To add further installations to the mobility vehicle already being used.

Handle Bars

All vehicles come with handle bars including minivans. However, in the case of a disabled person the generally located handle bars may not be convenient. You may have to install additional handle bars to meet different mobility needs. A little support while entering your vehicle can go a long way in making your life a little more comfortable.

Transferable seats

The front passenger seats in wheelchair accessible minivans can be modified to allow a disabled person to transfer to the seat while remaining in the wheelchair.

Assisted seating

Assisted seating enables a person with impaired mobility to place them on a seat which is then programmed to lift back or be raised into the vehicle. This adds to the comfort of both the driver and the passenger. Assisted seating is ideal for sedans, minivans, vans, RVs, etc. And can cost anywhere from $3000 - $9000.

Lifts for wheelchairs and scooters

Wheelchair and scooters are heavy and cumbersome and can be a trial to transport if you are driving around a person with a mobility device. It is no possible for a single individual to heave the entire contraption in to vehicle and neither is getting help all the time. Your wheelchair accessible minivan can now be installed with a lift that connects to your wheelchair or scooter and carries it inside. As they require ample space, these can only be fixed in large SUVs, minivans and vans.

Used wheelchair accessible minivans also come equipped with the above mentioned modifications. Dealerships that sell brand new models sell pre-owned minivans too. It’s just a matter of choosing.

Visit San Diego Better Life Mobility Center in person at La Mesa, California or check modified minivans inventory online and request more info on price at

Contact :

Contact Person: Mo Abusham



Address: 8130 Parkway Dr.La Mesa, CA 91942

Tel/Fax: 888 540 8267


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