Services for the Physically Challenged and Elderly Tourists

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Address: Tulipman 7, Rishon Le Zion, Israel
Telephone: +972-3-9480401
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Services for the Physically Challenged and Elderly Tourists

As an increasing number of seniors are traveling to Israel to visit religious sites or to enjoy the numerous sightseeing opportunities Israel has to offer, it has become more important that mobility equipment and services are available.  Seniors and other tourists who face physical challenges need reliable services, facilities and equipment in order to travel comfortably.

When traveling to destinations in Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Nazareth or when visiting tourist sites such as the Jordan River, Capernaum and Mount of Beatitudes, follow these tips: If you have medical devices that require electricity to operate or to charge batteries, make sure you bring an extension cord to make sure you can reach an outlet. Use the internet to research your destination and contact the local tourism board to ask about special facilities for tourists with disabilities or special needs. 

Arrive early for flights and bus trips to request a seat near the bathroom and/or door to minimize the distance you must travel to get to your seat or back to the bathroom. Seniors or others with disabilities need to stay in hotels that have rooms specially designed for adults with special needs. 

The rooms should have raised toilet seats, grab bars, extra room around the beds for equipment, a hand-held shower and a transfer seat.  If the hotel does not have this type of room, seniors should continue to search for a hotel that can accommodate their special needs. Upon checking in, notify the hotel staff that you have special needs and will require assistance if the hotel is evacuated.

When booking a tour, check with the operator to see what services are available for seniors or persons with disabilities.  If you are in a wheelchair, make sure that the vehicle has a lift for wheelchairs before booking the tour. Because traveling with heavy medical equipment may be difficult and costly, you should search for a company that rents these items at your destination.  By renting medical equipment, seniors save money on airfare and save themselves the difficulty of hauling equipment from home to their vacation destination.

In Israel, you can rent medical equipment and supplies from Mobility Rentals Israel.  Mobility Rentals Israel rents wheel chairs, walkers, foldable scooters , home medical equipment and other items to make it easier for seniors to travel in Israel.  They also can provide first aid supplies, diabetes supplies, vitamins and medical nutrition supplements.

Mobility Rentals Israel will deliver the rented equipment directly and personally to the customer anywhere in Israel, hotels, apartment, etc., according to his or her demand. All the customer has to do is to make the relevant order via the phone or the Internet.