GoDRIVE: Elevators – Getting IN and OUT

GoDRIVE: Elevators – Getting IN and OUT

In this goDRIVE video, we show you how to maneuver Electric Wheelchairs in Elevators. Most able-bodied people think that you just drive into an elevator. For those of us that use a wheelchair on a daily basis, we know that not all elevators are created equal.

Electric Wheelchairs in Elevators, several things to keep in mind:

  1. While you drive through the doors look on the left and the right to locate the push buttons (not all elevators have the buttons on both sides).
  2. Once you locate which side the buttons are on, drive to that side of the elevator.
  3. Being on the button side of the elevator will allow you to easily push the button you want.
  4. Once you reach your desired floor, do a 180 degree turn to give you the best position to DRIVE OUT of the elevator.
  5. IF the elevator is crowded then you may have to back out or back in to the elevator, it depends on how “friendly” the people are in the elevator with you.

This has been another goDRIVE electric wheelchair driving tip video from Michele, our CEO.

About the author

Michele Klein

Michele was an all-star college athlete in basketball and track. At the age of 26 she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. By the time she was in her late 30s the disease had crippled her to the point that she could no longer stand or walk, and she was forced to be permanently confined to a wheelchair. Today, Michele has had six joint replacement surgeries: both knees, both hips, and both shoulders. She uses her own personal FOLD & GO Electric Wheelchair to help her get around when she has to be on her feet for long periods of time, or has lots of walking to do. Michele is happy and grateful to build a product that meets the needs of so many people, including herself! It is her passion to help others that drives our company to produce the best product and offer AMAZING customer service to EVERY SINGLE CUSTOMER.

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Comments (2)

Mertie Cooper Groves

I have UnitedHealcare Insur. I want the regular size chair. My Dr. Has to approve this before Ins. Will pay 80%. What do we do to get him to order from you. How do I pay my part. Thank you Mertie

    Michele Klein

    Please visit the INSURANCE page on our website for the step by step instructions.

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