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Session 37 | The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: What You Do Not Know About Transporting The Elderly/WC19

Session Summary

Motor vehicle safety for drivers and passengers has increased exponentially over the past 40 years. However, according to research, people seated in wheelchairs during travel are 45 times more likely to be injured in an accident than a typical passenger (Buning et al., 2012). Of great concern, adults over the age of 65 are at higher risk for severe injury in motor vehicle collisions (MVA) due to age. This session will discuss transporting residents in wheelchairs and proper systems to keep them safe.