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    how hard is it to find motel/hotel with roll in shower. does the motel supply the shower chair.

    thanks
    jac

    #2
    It's not hard at all to find a roll-in shower, many hotels offer a choice of wheelchair rooms with tubs or roll-ins, however, hotels usually supply a built in shower seat in the roll-in or a shower chair w/o wheels. Often these chairs are in poor repair or don't have backs and are hard to balance on. If you are going to do a lot of travel, suggest you invest in something like the Nuprodx chairs as they are stable, light and often can be carried in their own travel bag on airlines.

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      #3
      Originally posted by ancientgimp View Post
      It's not hard at all to find a roll-in shower, many hotels offer a choice of wheelchair rooms with tubs or roll-ins, however, hotels usually supply a built in shower seat in the roll-in or a shower chair w/o wheels. Often these chairs are in poor repair or don't have backs and are hard to balance on. If you are going to do a lot of travel, suggest you invest in something like the Nuprodx chairs as they are stable, light and often can be carried in their own travel bag on airlines.
      I totally agree....the last place I stayed in had a chair that was approximately 12 inches high and I laughed! I called the front desk and asked if they had a normal height shower bench and they said they'd call back in a few minutes to let me know. They called back and they did not have one. I said, you advertised this room as accessible which it is not, I need a normal shower bench. Fortunately they worked with me and they actually sent their maintenance man to buy one at the local Home Depot and all was well after that. If things are not right when you arrive at your room, you need to let management know immediately.

      I travel often and run into all kinds of things that amaze me when it comes to rooms being 'accessible' especially in bathrooms.
      Larry
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        #4
        Call ahead and tak with the Manager and get a description of their room and shower. It is definitelly worth taking your own shower bench or something adaptable for the shower.

        CWO
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          #5
          I've had good luck with Hampton Inn's, but the roll in shower does not include the chair. There is a wall mounted bench, which is pretty decent in terms of having the wall as a backrest (no side protection though) or you have to bring your own,

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            #6
            thanks for the replys. are the showers big enough for my e and j shower chair.

            jack

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              #7
              Originally posted by jack View Post
              thanks for the replys. are the showers big enough for my e and j shower chair.

              jack
              All the one I've stayed in are big enough, i'm a weekend warrior (heh) so i just pull the cushion and bag off and shower in my regular chair, it gets a good washing also.
              like eileen said, hampton inn's are great for roll-in showers, usally kinda high though, holiday inn is another one that usally list them on their websites
              you can always call ahead also
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                #8
                Originally posted by brucec View Post
                All the one I've stayed in are big enough, i'm a weekend warrior (heh) so i just pull the cushion and bag off and shower in my regular chair, it gets a good washing also.
                like eileen said, hampton inn's are great for roll-in showers, usally kinda high though, holiday inn is another one that usally list them on their websites
                you can always call ahead also

                sorry, i should have pointed out that when i said hampton inn's are kinda high, that do they have a lot of extra amendities you might want.
                i usually just need a bed to crash so I don't need all the internet, breakfast, tv with hundreds of stations, etc, but you might want that
                bruce
                We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.
                Ronald Reagan

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                  #9
                  I travel ALOT; I'm in Mexico right now as a matter of fact. In the US, I always request a room with a roll-in shower and NOT JUST a "handicapped-accessible room", which usually has a bathtub with grab bars.

                  I own a Marriott timeshare and the Marriotts are great; they even have an ADA reservations specialist. Nearly all of the Motel 6's have at least 2 rooms with roll-in showers. I've always assumed that the owners must have a relative or acquaintance in a chair because they've been so ahead of the pack when it's come to providing for the needs of the disabled.

                  Unfortunately, I'd say that probably 20-25% of the time, even after my request for a room with a roll-in shower, I arrive at the hotel to find a bathtub. That's why I NEVER leave home without my Go-Anywhere Commode, Shower 'n Tub Chair made by GO! Mobility Solutions. And yes, before anybody gets excited, I am the inventor of this great chair and I own part of GO! Mobility. I also use my Go-Anywhere Chair every singl;e day, home or away.

                  I certainly would not use any chair offered by any hotel. I would not trust them to be safe and I couldn't imagine anything that they might have that would be comfortable.
                  Rick Goldstein
                  GO! Mobility Solutions
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by goldnucs View Post
                    That's why I NEVER leave home without my Go-Anywhere Commode, Shower 'n Tub Chair made by GO! Mobility Solutions. And yes, before anybody gets excited, I am the inventor of this great chair and I own part of GO! Mobility. I also use my Go-Anywhere Chair every singl;e day, home or away.

                    I certainly would not use any chair offered by any hotel. I would not trust them to be safe and I couldn't imagine anything that they might have that would be comfortable.
                    LoL, thats so funny you have to put in your post you're the inventor I guess you've got it figured out that someone always jumps your ass for posting bout your showerchair.

                    I agree I wouldn't use a hotel showerbench cause you never know if someone who used it prior didn't have some funky infection like MRSA, its best to bring your own.
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                      #11
                      Originally posted by wtf View Post
                      LoL, thats so funny you have to put in your post you're the inventor I guess you've got it figured out that someone always jumps your ass for posting bout your showerchair.

                      I agree I wouldn't use a hotel showerbench cause you never know if someone who used it prior didn't have some funky infection like MRSA, its best to bring your own.
                      Yep....they jump my ass so high I can feel 'em in my throat and so fast that it seems like they're just sitting there waiting for me...and yeah, good point about the "unsanitary" issue in addition to my "safety" and "comfort" points.
                      Rick Goldstein
                      GO! Mobility Solutions
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                        #12
                        we,ve had good luck with Quality Inns and they usually have pics online of the room but like Sal say always call the place your gonna stay at first and confirm with the manger

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by spike View Post
                          we,ve had good luck with Quality Inns and they usually have pics online of the room but like Sal say always call the place your gonna stay at first and confirm with the manger
                          I suggest that when you contact any hotel, first-of-all, make sure that you're speaking with someone at the exact physical property and not some central reservationist. Second, confirming an "accessible room" probably will NOT get you a roll-in shower. Confirming a room with a "roll-in shower" MAY get you a room with a roll-in shower if, in fact, the desk clerk knows what a roll-in shower is. ASK "do you know what a roll-in shower is?" and if the answer is yes, ask them to tell you what they think it is. You'd be amazed how many times I am told "it is a bath tub with these bars for the handicapped around it". If they do provide a satisfactory explanation, ask if they can go, or if they can send someone else, to check the room to confirm the roll-in shower while you stay on the line, or if not, if they can call you back. Then, and only then, would I give you 80% odds that you'll have a roll-in shower when you get there.
                          Rick Goldstein
                          GO! Mobility Solutions
                          facebook.com/goes.anywhere

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by goldnucs View Post
                            I suggest that when you contact any hotel, first-of-all, make sure that you're speaking with someone at the exact physical property and not some central reservationist. Second, confirming an "accessible room" probably will NOT get you a roll-in shower. Confirming a room with a "roll-in shower" MAY get you a room with a roll-in shower if, in fact, the desk clerk knows what a roll-in shower is. ASK "do you know what a roll-in shower is?" and if the answer is yes, ask them to tell you what they think it is. You'd be amazed how many times I am told "it is a bath tub with these bars for the handicapped around it". If they do provide a satisfactory explanation, ask if they can go, or if they can send someone else, to check the room to confirm the roll-in shower while you stay on the line, or if not, if they can call you back. Then, and only then, would I give you 80% odds that you'll have a roll-in shower when you get there.
                            Totally agree, as long as the hotel staff is going in the room have them measure the floor to top of bed height to make sure it's not 36" high.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by ancientgimp View Post
                              Totally agree, as long as the hotel staff is going in the room have them measure the floor to top of bed height to make sure it's not 36" high.
                              And, I guess while they're in there measuring, have 'em check to see if they put a face panel in front of the sink vanity so that it's too low too roll under. Such stupidity.
                              Rick Goldstein
                              GO! Mobility Solutions
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