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Common Causes of Disability in the U.S.

Common Causes of Disability in the U.S.

Nearly one in every five Americans live with a disability, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This usually brings emotional and financial stress to the family. Not to mention, this usually means the person may have limited movement, which requires them to be in a wheelchair – adding on a logistical issue.

As a provider of non-emergency medical transportation, we cater to these clients and help give them the ease of access to transportation. Here are some of the common causes of disability in the U.S.:

  • Arthritis and musculoskeletal problems
    Pain in the joints and muscles can make it difficult or impossible for people to move around and work.
  • Heard disease and stroke
    The effects of this can range from very mild to life-altering.
  • Nervous system disorders
    Conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS, epilepsy, and others.
  • Injuries from accidents
    This can be an injury at home, at work, while playing sports, or anywhere else.
  • Lung or respiratory problems
    Respiratory problems, such as COPD, can make it difficult for a person to breathe.

Don’t let your disability stop you from going to places such as your doctor’s appointment, your school, or a trip you’ve always dreamed of. We at Safety 1st Medical Transport can provide you with safe and comfortable wheelchair transportation.

We offer non-emergency medical transportation in Ventura County, California. Our services include wheelchair and gurney transport, medical/non-medical appointments, nursing facilities, hospitals, and others.

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