Mom can't walk well. How do I get a handicap placard to keep in my car when I drive her to the doctor?

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She's not wheelchair bound yet, but she's unstable on her feet so that walking distances or leaving her so that I can get to parking spaces has become precarious. Having the placard would be immensely helpful just to pull in, get her situated and re-park so that those with handicaps who are driving can still use the space.

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Once my Dad started using a cane, his doctor signed the Division of Motor Vehicle form for a plaque-card. Dad could have gotten handicapped plates but that would have meant I would have needed to drive my Dad's car all the time. With the plaque-card, I could also use my own vehicles, which I preferred driving.

The only problem I have now is my Dad will misplace the placque-card somewhere in his senior living apartment, and I don't have time to hunt it down. I don't keep the card because my Dad's caregiver will also use the card when she takes Dad out.

One thing I have notice, more than 75% of the time, the handicapped spots are filled. One would think a large 3-story building that houses numerous doctors, some that deal with mobility and sport injuries would have more than 5 spaces... [sigh]. So much for required zoning :P
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Oh, she may have to demonstrate to the doctor her inability to walk a certain distance if she is still walking. At the DMV, she will have to show her driver's license or state issued photo ID in order to prove residency.
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Since the placard will be for your mother, you will get it in the state where she lives. She will need a form from her doctor which you will take to the DMV and they will issue her either hard plates for her car (if it's registered in her state) or placards or a mixture, your choice. They can only be used in a handicapped parking spot if she is in the car with you. Most states will honor the placard from another state if it's properly displayed.
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My mother lives in NJ and I live in Pa and have a Pa driver license. I need an handicap plaquad for my mother. What state do I have to get it in?
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My Mom won't see doctors, so what I did, is I took her to a walk-in clinic called Urgent Care. I took a copy of the form with me and handed to the doctor. I explained to the doctor that Mom doesn't like doctors, since one almost killed her for a routine surgery about 33 yrs ago. Mom moaned and groaned and talked at the doctor really loud the whole time we were there. The doctor got the message from Mom, don't touch, but he did fill out the paper work for her handicap parking permit. It's pretty easy to get. Do a search on the internet for your local form.
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Follow the link: http://www.state.nj.us/mvc/Vehicle/handicapped_faq.htm
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In my state I had to print out the form from out the Registry of Motor Vehicle website and have her Dr. sign it...
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Ask her doctor to order one for her, from the DMV
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