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Amramp at New York Metro Abilities Expo

Posted on Mon, May 08, 2017
Amramp exhibited at the Abilities Expo recently held at the New Jersey Convention Center in Edison, NJ.  The Amramp Team from right to left - Jack Pignatello, Amramp Northern New Jersey, Julian Gordon, Amramp President & Founder, Wendy & Marty Gold, Amramp Southern New Jersey and Dave Hoglund, Amramp Northern PA/Central New Jersey. Abilities Expo NJ Team 2017 (1)-resized.jpg

Amramp exhibits at the ACLA 2017 Annual Conference

Posted on Mon, Apr 24, 2017

The Aging Life Care Association (ALCA) — formerly the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers — has organized its 2017 Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas, from May 3 – 6.

 

Designed to gather more than 300 leaders from the Aging Life Care Professional™ and geriatric care manager community, the conference will feature three dynamic tracks: Clinical/Client Centered, Business Development, and Legal, Ethics & Policy.

ALCA conference highlights include:

 

  • Keynote Speaker Nancy Berlinger from the Hastings Center — world-renowned ethicist, researcher, and author — discussing “Beyond Good Deaths and Difficult Families: Caring for People in an Aging Society,” to explore our aging society and discuss the common challenges Aging Life Care Professionals face every day with their clients and families
  • General Session: How to Fill the Day with Meaning: Providing Engagement Opportunities for People Living With Dementia in a Home-based Setting
  • General Session: Personalize your Patient’s Proactive Aging Plan

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ALCA will also offer Continuing Education opportunities, with continuing education contact hours available in the following areas:

 

For a complete listing of all conference sessions, speaking and exhibitor information, schedule and more, visit the ALCA conference website.

 

Intensive pre-conference sessions include Aging Life Care™ Essentials: Section One - Clinical & Ethical. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss clinical issues that arise when catering to the aging population, as well as explore clinical and ethical approaches to meeting clients’ needs.

 

Amramp is proud to exhibit at the ALCA conference, showcasing Amramp’s patented wheelchair ramps and home accessibility advances like stair lifts, pool lifts, and threshold ramps. With flexible terms for long-term purchase or short-term wheelchair ramp rentals, Amramp’s 44 locally owned and operated locations in the U.S. and Canada ensure your ramp is expertly installed in days, not weeks.

 

 

Geriatric care is critical care

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Amramp and Julian Gordon Featured in Who's Who in Building & Construction

Posted on Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Amramp and Julian Gordon, Founder and CEO, are featured in the Spring 2017 edition of Who's Who in Building & Construction - Connecticut and Western Massachusetts edition.

Click here to check it out.

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Amramp honors occupational therapy profession at the 2017 AOTA Conference

Posted on Wed, Mar 08, 2017

The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) held its 2017 Annual Conference & Centennial Celebration March 30 - April 2 in Philadelphia, PA, with more than 1,600 informational sessions and 4,000 speakers to commemorate 100 years of this esteemed profession. The event was a mix of traditional Annual Conference proceedings with Centennial-influenced activities and celebrations.

 

Starting as the National Society for the Promotion of Occupational Therapy in 1917, today AOTA boasts a membership that is more than 200,000 and growing strong. With ever-growing numbers of elderly people and young children in need of occupational therapy services, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics calls occupational therapy one of today's fastest growing careers. These professionals help patients build, recover, and improve the skills needed for daily living and working.

 

From helping children with cerebral palsy in 1930 to working with amputee veterans in 1952 and those with autism in 2000, the profession touches the lives of every generation and background.

 

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Attendees gathered for sessions like:

 

  • A Conversation with Lela Llorens, PhD, OTR/Ret, FAOTA: A One Hundred Year Legacy: The Proof of Occupational Therapy
  • Geriatric Primary Care: Reducing Disability Through an Aging-in-Place Clinic
  • Conversations That Matter - Developing Community Partnerships to Meet the Needs of Seniors
  • “When You Live With Disability 24/7 It’s a Whole Different Thing” – Therapists’ Perspectives of Simulation Use to Understand Barriers to Participation
  • Scientific Research Panel: Fall Prevention in Post-Acute Care: Best Practices vs. Documented Practices

 

The AOTA Expo Hall featured more than 375 exhibitors, making it the world’s largest gathering of companies representing products and services, professional development, and employment opportunities for the occupational therapy community.

 

Continuing education for occupational therapy professionals opportunities were also provided, with the ability to earn up to 24 Continuing Education Contact Hours.

 

For a complete listing of all conference sessions, speaking and exhibitor information, schedule and more, visit the AOTA conference website.

 

Amramp is proud to have exhibited at the AOTA conference, showcasing Amramp’s patented wheelchair ramps and home accessibility advances like stair lifts, pool lifts, and threshold ramps. With flexible terms for long-term purchase or short-term wheelchair ramp rentals, Amramp’s 44 locally owned and operated locations in the U.S. and Canada ensure your ramp is expertly installed in days, not weeks.

 

 

100 years of helping millions live life to the fullest

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Amramp to participate at the ACMA 2017 Annual Conference in Washington D.C.

Posted on Wed, Mar 01, 2017

The American Case Management Association (ACMA) has coordinated a conference for 2,000 attendees from around the world at the Gaylord National Resort in Washington, D.C., from April 19 – April 23, 2017. Participants will discuss the latest in medical case management practice, improved processes, and patient care.

 

ACMA conference highlights:

 

 

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Educational opportunities will also be provided at the conference, including the chance to earn more than 30 hours of Nursing and Social Work Continuing Education credits.

 

Enjoy career-growth opportunities, informative sessions featuring real-world challenges and solutions, knowledgeable speakers, and fun. There will be a Welcome Reception on April 20, as well as a Win the Wheels Car Giveaway Event, and a Closing Party featuring music, dancing, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres.

 

For a complete listing of all conference sessions, speaking and exhibitor information, schedule and more, visit the ACMA conference website.

 

Amramp is proud to exhibit at the ACMA conference, showcasing Amramp’s patented wheelchair ramps and home accessibility advances like stair lifts, pool lifts, and threshold ramps. With flexible terms for long-term purchase or short-term wheelchair ramp rentals, Amramp’s 44 locally owned and operated locations in the U.S. and Canada ensure your ramp is expertly installed in days, not weeks.

 

 

Better case management makes for happier patients

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Amramp to participate at the 2017 ILTCI Conference in Jacksonville

Posted on Wed, Feb 22, 2017

The Intercompany Long Term Care Insurance Conference Association (ILTCI) will host its 17th annual conference for 900 business professionals at the Hyatt Regency in Jacksonville, Florida, from March 26 – March 29, 2017.

 

The conference will focus on “Navigating the Future” in long-term care. Participants from insurance, financial and various business sectors will network and learn within a dynamic environment.

 

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Some conference highlights will include:

 

  • Keynote speaker Anat Baron, former head of Mike’s Hard Lemonade and change strategist/disruptor, and renowned expert in building winning teams, developing groundbreaking products and services, enhancing customer loyalty, improving brand experiences and driving profitability
  • LTCI industry expert speakers
  • 48 educational sessions, featuring a high level of education and access to different industry sectors
  • New ILTCI Future Leaders Program, a pre-conference leadership program helping to promote early-to-mid level management and other non-management professionals with leadership potential in the industry
  • Demo rooms, featuring live demonstrations and presentations of the latest technology

 

Educational opportunities will also be provided at the conference, including a CLTC Master Class, SOA Professionalism Course, Predictive Modeling Workshop, and more.

 

For a complete listing of all conference sessions, speaking and exhibitor information, schedule and more, visit the ILTCI Conference website.

 

Amramp is thrilled to exhibit at the ILTCI conference, where we’ll spotlight our latest products and advances in accessibility. The event promises to gather industry leaders and influencers, and we hope to see you in Jacksonville!

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Stroke Patients: Safety and Mobility Tips Help You Thrive at Home

Posted on Mon, Feb 20, 2017

Your loved one has just survived a stroke, and they’re just arriving home from the hospital. Their prognosis is good, and you are both are feeling encouraged!

 

The last thing you want to worry about is whether they feel safe and secure in the comfort of their own home. Amramp is here to help, with our top tips and most affordable solutions for safely navigating the home after a stroke.

 

Stroke patients often feel fatigued or disoriented. In an instant, a trip and fall could set your loved one back on the road to recovery. Prevent accidents before they happen by installing ramps to avoid the need to navigate tricky stairways. Ramps are available for short-term rental during recovery. Easier passage means one less thing to worry about! Threshold ramps and safety rails can also provide extra support and easier mobility inside — and outside — of the home.

 

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If a loved one is wheelchair-bound or uses a walker, stair lifts can improve home accessibility tenfold, while offering peace of mind. They are quick to install and easy to use. Stair lifts can provide stroke patients access between floors within a home, between the garage and the home, and beyond, so they are able to make full use of the home they love.

 

Accidents can also happen in the bathroom, where wet surfaces can become slippery. Amramp suggests grab bars and safety rails as important additions for showers, tubs, and toilets.

 

Stroke patients deserve the comfort and convenience that comes with remaining in their own homes. Amramp is here to make sure safety a priority with quick, easy, and affordable mobility solutions.

 

Wheelchair manufacturer and installer Amramp offers innovative accessibility products, including the ADA–compliant, patented modular ramp system. On-site estimates are free and installation is generally within days, often within 24 hours.

 

For more about Amramp’s wheelchair ramp and aging-in-place products and services, or free on-site estimates, please contact Amramp’s National Customer Service Center at 888-715-7598.

 

   Affordable solutions for stroke recovery at home

Call Amramp today to schedule a free on-site estimate

Please contact Amramp’s National Customer Service Center 888-715-7598

 

 

 

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Amramp to participate at the 2017 ASA Conference in Chicago

Posted on Wed, Feb 15, 2017

The American Society on Aging (ASA) will host its conference for thousands of attendees from across the nation and around the world at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, from March 20 – March 24, 2017. Participants will be a multidisciplinary audience of nearly 3,000 professionals in the fields of aging, healthcare, and education.

 

Some conference highlights will include:

 

  • Networking opportunities with dyamic group of 3,000 influential professionals
  • More than 500 of educational programs supported by more than 1,000 faculty
  • 360-degree curricular view of the multidisciplinary issues, challenges, and opportunities in aging
  • ASA’s 2017 Managed Care Academy: Leading the Field Forward — opportunities to learn, network, and grow your organization’s knowledge and readiness for the managed care contracting environment
  • Chair’s Lecture—Families Caring for an Aging America: A Vision for the Future
  • Caring for the Caregiver: Prepare to Care session
  • An Innovative Model of Technology Strategies That Promote Aging in Place session

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Educational opportunities will also be provided at the conference, with the opportunity to earn up to 26 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs). The ASA 2017 Leadership Institute: five day leadership development intensive that offers self-assessments of communication and leadership styles, presentations by recognized leaders in the field of aging, facilitated dialogue, networking opportunities, leadership literature and online learning.

 

For a complete listing of all conference sessions, speaking and exhibitor information, schedule and more, visit the ASA Conference website.

 

Amramp is delighted to be an exhibitor at the ASA conference, where we’ll showcase our latest products and advances in accessibility. The event promises to bring movers and shakers in the industry together, and we hope to see you in Chicago!

 

Long-term care insurance should offer peace of mind — period

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Please contact Amramp’s National Customer Service Center 888-715-7598

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Winter Weather: Safety and Mobility Tips For Snow

Posted on Mon, Feb 13, 2017

Beautiful as it may be, harsh winter weather presents challenges to everyone.

 

Ice, slush, and freezing rain make walking and driving treacherous. Snow quickly covers important home entryways including stairs, walkways, and driveways. It must be cleared so you can move safely into and out of your home, but it can be heavy and time consuming to remove.

 

With these imminent winter concerns and more, the last thing you should worry about is loved ones with mobility concerns. Amramp can help assure they are safe and comfortable at home by installing a winter ramp rental. A temporary ramp helps ensure they can access and navigate their property, despite what Mother Nature has planned.

 

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Rather than aluminum, wood, or concrete, our ramps are made of steel. Unique Amramp-Grip technology features open mesh ramp surface allows water to pass through. The drainage this creates helps prevent ice buildup that could cause slips and falls. Amramp is proud to offer the most slip-resistant surface available, as well as a design that promotes prompt defrosting.

 

Amramp ramp rentals also feature raised edges and easier wheelchair grip, to create safer and more convenient passage. A temporary rental offers peace of mind when you and your loved ones need it most — and then can be quickly removed when the season changes.

 

Amramp offers free estimates and ramp rentals can be installed quickly and easily. Rent them for as little or as much time as you’d like, at affordable rates. When winter does its worst, make sure your loved ones are safe, protected, and comfortable, with the freedom to come and go as they please.

 

Wheelchair manufacturer and installer Amramp offers innovative accessibility products, including the ADA–compliant, patented modular ramp system. On-site estimates are free and installation is generally within days, often within 24 hours.

 

For more about Amramp’s wheelchair ramp and aging-in-place products and services, or free on-site estimates, please contact Amramp’s National Customer Service Center at 888-715-7598.

 

 

Peace of mind makes a great winter rental

Call Amramp today to schedule a free on-site estimate

Please contact Amramp’s National Customer Service Center 888-715-7598

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5 home-safety products for elders’ holiday wish lists

Posted on Wed, Dec 21, 2016

Your Loved Ones Can't Refuse a Present from Santa: Get Them On Board with Home Modifications

 

Of more than 46.2 million elderly people living in the United States, 90 percent wish to remain in their own homes. With this in mind, there is a growing need to address this population’s safety needs and concerns so they may safely do so.

 

One of the biggest challenges in meeting the needs of the elderly population is getting them to recognize those needs for themselves! From “I’m fine!” to “It was just a little slip,” the aging generation often downplays their need for help in safely navigating their own property. As loved ones and caretakers, it’s up to us to let them know what is available – and affordable – to keep them safely living at home.

 

 

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5 holiday wish list home-safety products

 

Have your parents add these to their list “for Santa.” Need help convincing them? See the “why” behind them. They each have their own benefits, but together, they allow your loved ones to keep calling the place they love home!

 

Vertical platform lifts 

 

An essential for accessing raised entries in and around the home. From the stairway that connects the garage to the home, or the front steps that lead to the mailbox, there are raised entries that your loved ones need to access every day.

 

Why: When loved ones’ grapple with compromised mobility, they still need the freedom to come and go as they please, and carry on with day-to-day living. A vertical platform lift offers independence.

 

Wheelchair ramps

 

Make daily navigation a breeze with a slip resistant surface.  Available to rent or own, wheelchair ramps can be easily installed and fitted to most any entryway.

 

Why: You don’t have to be wheelchair-bound to benefit from a ramp in the home. Stairs are tricky at any age, and become increasingly so as we age. This is a good safety move in general, especially if they are getting around on their own using a walker or wheelchair. Consider if they fell, whether anyone would know. We all know how popular the “I’ve fallen and can’t get up” systems are.

 

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Grab bars

 

They prevent slips and falls that can be detrimental to the health of our loved ones, young and old. Safety grab bars can be quickly installed by experts into showers and tubs.

 

Why: They may be feeling well now, and thank goodness! But a quick slip and broken hip or knee can change everything, and these accidents become more dangerous with age.

 

Stair lifts – easily installed and designed for safe, comfortable, and independent use rather than hazardous staircases.

 

They provide the convenience and comfort of independent use rather than hazardous staircases. They can be fit to all types of staircases, indoor and out.

 

Why: If your loved ones want to age at home, he or she should be free to access the entire home, and not just parts of it. What good is an upstairs bedroom when it’s not accessible? Stair lifts offer unparalleled freedom to make use of the entire space.

 

Automatic door openers

 

Without the need for tricky wiring, an automatic door opener can be affixed to any indoor or outdoor door, based on individual needs.

 

Why: Finagling doors can be tricky, especially when your hands are full. How convenient is it to walk into a store when you’re pushing a grocery cart, and have the doors just open for you? This solution is all about convenience and ease. This is especially key for loved ones who use walkers and other aids, or perhaps have trouble reaching for doorknobs or locks from a wheelchair. This is also crucial for arthritis and MS sufferers whose hands simply don’t work as they should.

 

With the help of home modifications and safety solutions, our elderly loved ones can be where they want to be, and you can be sure they’re safe. Remind them of this, and they’re sure to get on board. If not, Santa will take the heat!

 

Wheelchair manufacturer and installer Amramp offers innovative accessibility products, including the ADA–compliant, patented modular ramp system. On-site estimates are free and installation is generally within days, often within 24 hours.

 

For more about Amramp’s wheelchair ramp and aging-in-place products and services, or free on-site estimates, please contact Amramp’s National Customer Service Center at 888-715-7598.

 

 

Home is where your parents are, so make sure they’re safe

Call Amramp today to schedule a free on-site estimate

Please contact Amramp’s National Customer Service Center 888-715-7598

 

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