Ability Levels

You will see underneath each trip description an accessibility rating which is either (a) or (A).  This is to better help you choose a trip that will meet your mobility needs.

(A) = a trip that is fully accessible for manual or electric wheelchairs.  We can also provide hoyer lifts with advance notice (approximately 2 months) and our vehicles at our destination will be wheelchair accessible.  Hotel rooms are always semi-accessible and we do our best to find the most accessible hotels available.  If you need a roll-in shower, a shower chair, support bars near the toilet, or any other specific accommodations please let us know and we will do our best to find a room that meets your needs.  We also have 2 manual wheelchairs that we can loan to clients who may have difficulty walking long distances.  Please let us know if you would like to use one.

(a) = a trip that is semi-accessible and will require clients that are in manual wheelchairs to have the ability to transfer out of their wheelchair to be able to access certain activities.  These are restrictions imposed by the activities/venues and not by HILLS, Inc.

General Information on Ability Levels

Our team of trip leaders and volunteers can meet the needs of a variety of abilities.  Part of the process of signing-up involves meeting with the executive director and talking about each participant’s specific needs and abilities.  We have trip leaders that can do basic sign language to meet the needs of those that are deaf, hard of hearing, or non-verbal.  We work with a variety of clients ranging from those that are very independent and mobile to those that use wheelchairs and need full support with everyday tasks and personal care. If needed we can also provide CNA’s on our trips for those that have more complicated medical needs that require certified professionals, such as g-tube feedings.  We do require at least a 3 month notice prior to a trip if someone needs a CNA to accompany them.  Our staff is certified in medication administration and can meet basic medical and first aid needs for each client. The ages of our clients also vary and have ranged from people in their early 20’s to people in their 70’s.  All of our other trips are open to people 18 and older.

Our trips are filled with lots of fun activities however we move at a relatively slow pace for all to enjoy their trip.  We simply need our Consent form filled out to know that each person is healthy enough to participate on our trips.  Please click on the Forms tab to download the Consent Form that needed to filled out and mailed in prior to each trip.  Do not hesitate to call us at (303)875-9149 if you have questions about someone’s specific abilities and if we can meet their needs.


 

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