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Holiday advice for wheelchair bound

Morning folks.

Need some advise about holidays, I’ll tell you why.

I recently ended up in hospital after a nasty UTI got to my kidneys and in my blood, ( first time I had been in hospital ) and

I’m 61.

I’ve always had a dreed of having to go in hospital, don’t know what I was bothered about, the staff and doctors were extremely nice and treated me well, Oldham Royal, although the food was poor. Luckily I was of my food.

It has left me now unable to transfer alone, left arm and hand strength and dexterity ( legs don’t work anyway ).

Unable to drive, first time since I was 17.

So problem where do you go on holiday when your wheelchair dependant and how do you get there.

I’m not particular about holidays but my girlfriend/partner really likes them especially near the sea.

After the time she’s had with me and my mum ( early stage dementia ) and she had just moved in, she deserves a break.

Offered to pay for her and the grand kids to go away but she won’t leave me as I can’t manage alone.

So were and how.

Regards

Ronin

carnt help you with the holiday but just wanted to say sounds like you have a goodun in your other half

I’m told Tenerife is one of the most disabled friendly holiday destinations in the world, but must confess I’ve never been. There are specialist companies offering fully accessible accommodation with transfers in adapted vehicles, and additional equipment available for hire in many popular destinations and resorts such as Spain. I’m not sure if I’m allowed to name any if them but if you google accessible holidays or similar, they will come up. You will be able to get assistance at the airports, and on and off the plane, and once you’ve checked in, being in a wheelchair you get to jump the queue. I’m not yet wheelchair bound, but that day is approaching now, it hasn’t stopped me travelling, it just takes a bit more planning. I’ve met other msers on holiday, some worse than me, some better. Don’t let it beat you, and I hope you all have a wonderful holiday. Good luck, from someone who is counting the days to our next holiday. My husband doesn’t actually get a day off even on holiday, but it is a valuable break for both of us.

Hello Ronin I can’t offer any advice. Just want to say, have a great holiday when it’s sorted :slight_smile: xx

Thanks for asking this question, I have been thinking just what you have asked.

Good luck I hope you find a lovely holiday and enjoy it.

Hi, are you now being hoisted? I am and need holiday places to have hoists, electric beds and wheel in showers.

I have been to the Bond Hotel in Blackpool and they have all the things I need.

I was recently enquiring about suitable hotels on London. I was delighted to find 2 that have hoists, but sadly and really quite deflated to find they dont have electric beds! I cant cope in an ordinary bed.

I have seen hotels in Spain and tenerife which sound suitable, on disabed holiday sites on t`internet.

Enjoy wherever you go!

pollx

Hi Ronin

My husband and myself go to Tenerife in January when it is a bit cooler plus to get away from the cold of scotland.

We have been going to the Arona Gran hotel in Los cristionos for about 8 years now it is great for people with mobility problems plenty lifts in hotel plus also lift which takes you down to the prom which is completely flat you can go along to las Americas with plenty bars and restaurants along the way.

Also if you book direct with hotel you can ask for a room with a walk in shower also they give you free taxi from airport to hotel which is 10 minutes.

I am 57 so mostly everybody that goes to the hotel are about our age we have met such a lot of nice people over the years which we now call friends we meet up every year.

I hope this maybe helps you check the hotel out for yourself and see what you think.

Anne.:relaxed:

Hi Ronin My missus has spent a lot of time on the internet trying to find places to stay. Our experience so far: Beware: a lot of places advertise themselves as wheelchair accessible. This means there is a ramp at the front door. After that, forget it- no adapted toilet or shower, inaccessible rooms. Stairs and steps all over the place. Look for adapted bathrooms and bedrooms, and then make enquiries as to what this actually means. A lot of places show pictures of every wonderful room, the garden, etc but none of the loo. Always, that’s always, establish that it is properly and accessibly adapted. We’ve found several good barn conversions for self catered holidays. I think people are becoming more aware of the need to provide adapted facilities. A barn conversion is frequently all on one smooth, step less floor with loads of room to roll around to your hearts content. Personally, I find I fatigue after more than 3 or 4 days away, so we’ve gone foe several short breaks rather than a big holiday. Can’t offer advice about getting there, though, we drive Kev x Ps there is a hotel on Jersey for disabled visitors, haven’t been there but it looks very well set up. They’ll collect you from the airport or ferry, and take you out on day trips.

Hi

Thanks for the reply but I have no desire to go abroad, there’s plenty of nice places in Britian to go.

Heared a few nightmare stories about people with wheelchairs and flying.

I struggle to transfare now so dought I could even get into a seat and I would be stranded there through out the flyte with no acsess to a loo…

I have been to Tenerife but it would have been over 30yrs ago.

Anyway thanks for the info, you never know there could be a cure round the corner and I could go then.

Regards

Ronin

Hi there Once stayed in Cornwall in a wooden chalet, it had a wheel in shower but didn’t have a hoist. Maybe one of the other chalet/lodges have hoists if needed, I just need to remember the name of it! Crikey am on form have actually just found the details straight away on the net I will PM you. Michelle x

Thanks Blossom bet you think I’m a right miserable devil with my tails of woa.

Have a nice day/

Ronin

[quote=“Boudica”] No I’m not being hoisted yet but sure it will come to that.

When you are hoisted are you lifted under your arms and can you do it alone.

You may prefare to PM me with the answer

Ronin.

Hi, are you now being hoisted? I am and need holiday places to have hoists, electric beds and wheel in showers.

I have been to the Bond Hotel in Blackpool and they have all the things I need.

I was recently enquiring about suitable hotels on London. I was delighted to find 2 that have hoists, but sadly and really quite deflated to find they dont have electric beds! I cant cope in an ordinary bed.

I have seen hotels in Spain and tenerife which sound suitable, on disabed holiday sites on t`internet.

Enjoy wherever you go!

pollx

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I will have you know Ronin, that I never for one minute thought that…so there

You have a nice day too

xx

Hola again This place was really good years ago and have just read website and they have really got geared up now, have hoists, carer facilities,adjustable profiling beds…they may have had all this before but all I remember twas a lovely place to stay. Tudor Lodges - Accessibility Statement this is first copy and paste EVER for me so proud!

Tudor Lodges - Accessibility Statement Been away with this company also a looooong time ago x Happy Holidays folks (2nd copy and paste am almost a graphic designer now!)

We recently stayed here: http://www.blackrowfarm.co.uk There’s a well adapted spacious bathroom, profiling beds and height adjustable hob and sink in the kitchen. Some nice accessible pubs nearby. The owner is very concerned to provide a decent service to wheelchair users and will go out of her way to help and answer questions. There isn’t a hoist. Kev

Yes I do, I’m very lucky I know.

There are some real heart nreak stories on here.

I have told here to find sombody else because things are only going one way and I will need more looking after but she will have none of it.

With the added problem with my mother it dosn’t help.

Count your blessings.

Just wanted to take her away as she especialy likes holidays

The travel side of things is causeing the biggest obstical as I wil have to give up driving if I don;t recover more.

Unfortunatly my partner can’t drive but we will get round it someway.

Regards

Ronin

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Hi again. That hotel in Blackpool can pick you up from you own front door if you like! Its pricey travel, but its there!

pollx

[quote=“Boudica”]

Hi again. That hotel in Blackpool can pick you up from you own front door if you like! Its pricey travel, but its there!

pollx

[/quote] Thanks once again Pollx going to have a look on the net at that one.

Regards Grahaam.