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Amramp Huntington Donating Wheelchair Ramp to Abilities Abound

Amramp Huntington will be donating a ramp to the 6th annual Abilities Aboundevent hosted by the Northeast Indiana Disability Advocacy Coalition (NIDAC), on Friday, February 27, 2015 at the Courtyard Marriott ballroom in downtown Fort Wayne. The Abilities Abound event, which won the 2012 Community Spirit Award given by the Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities, raises awareness of the accomplishments of people with disabilities. The ramp will ensure that the event is accessible to all who attend.

“Amramp specializes in providing accessibility solutions for special events and residential purposes throughout Indiana and we are very proud to support Abilities Abound by providing the ramp,” stated Loretta Mottram, Sr. Director of Business Development for Amramp Huntington. “Whether you need a ramp for weddings, graduations, voting booths or other special events, Amramp has cost effective and timely solutions for those needs.”

The program features Keynote speaker, Melissa Stockwell, the first female amputee in the Iraq War and U.S. Paralympian 3‐Time World Champion. Ms.Stockwell has been featured in Sports Illustrated, People, The Chicago Tribune and a Triathlon Magazine cover story as well as the documentary ‘From Baghdad to Beijing’ which chronicled her journey as a wounded warrior from the roads of Baghdad to the Paralympics Games. The program also includes the Business of the Year award which honors an area company that hires individuals with disabilities, fosters a supportive culture and has accessible facilities. In addition, winners of the elementary, middle and high school Abilities Abound essay contest will be introduced.

Registration is open for Abilities Abound. Event tickets are advance purchase only and available at www.AbilitiesAbound.org.

About Amramp Huntington                                                              

Amramp Huntington, a division of Pathfinder Services, Inc., allows for organizations, like those who make up the Northeast Indiana Disability Advocacy Coalition, families and businesses to rent or purchase an ADA compliant, low cost, modular ramp, featuring a patented non-slip ramp surface. The unique, perforated steel mesh ramp surface has an open pattern, allowing moisture to drain, reducing the possibility of a slippery ice surface or mold build-up. Amramp offers free home evaluations and meets with each client to custom design the ramp. Ramps are available in days, not weeks or months, and most installations take less than a day. For a free evaluation for your special event or for more information on Amramp please call 260-519-0101 or e-mail to diane.miller@amramp.com.

 

Pathfinder Services, Inc. is a not-for-profit comprehensive human and community development organization headquartered in Huntington, where it was founded in 1966. In addition to Huntington County, Pathfinder Services also serves individuals and families in Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Elkhart, Jay, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Marshall, Miami, Noble, St. Joe, Starke, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley Counties.  Additional information about Pathfinder Services can be found at www.pathfinderservices.org.

 

About NEIDAC

The Northeast Indiana Disability Advocacy Coalition (NEIDAC) is a consortium of disability organizations whose mission is to be a common voice and to advocate for equal opportunities on behalf of the disability community.

 

NEIDAC member organizations include:

• Aging and In Home Services • Audiences Unlimited • Autism Society of Indiana • AWS Foundation • Byron Health Care • Camp PossAbility • Children’s Autism Center • Community Transportation Network • Down Syndrome Association of Northeast Indiana (DSANI) • Easter Seals ARC • Fifth Freedom • ICAN • InSource • League for the Blind and Disabled • Mental Health America in Allen County • Passages • Pathfinder Services • Turnstone

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Amramp Provides Wheelchair Ramp for Mid Century Oregon Genius

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The Hollywood Theater in Portland, OR turned to Dave Yoast of Amramp Portland, OR earlier this month to provide a wheelchair ramp for their presentation of Oregon filmmaker Homer Groening’s short films. The presentation is part of a four-part series titled Mid Century Oregon Genius presented by the Oregon Cartoon Institute and celebrating the artistic contributions of several Oregonians who made their film debuts in the 1960’s.

Homer Groening is the father of Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons. The presentation is curated by the Groening family and never before shared with the public in this way.

Filmmaker Bill Plympton introduced Groening’s shorts and there was a post-program discussion moderated by Lisa Groening and featuring panelists Tom Shrader, a professional colleague of Homer Groening; Ted Mahar, a friend of Homer Groening; and Plympton.

Amramp made it possible for all the presenters to have access to the stage for the post-program discussions.

Check out our website - www. amramp.com - for more information on Amramp, wheelchair ramp rentals and other accessibility solutions.

Pathfinder Receives $12,000 Grant for Amramp Social Mission

Congratulations!

Pathfinder Services is pleased to announce the receipt of a $12,000 grant from the Huntington County Community Foundation which will be used to purchase four additional Amramp modular ramps to provide accessibility and independence for those in need in Huntington County.  Michael Howell, Executive Director of the Huntington County Community Foundation, presented the $12,000 award to Loretta Mottram, Senior Director of Business Development on December 15th

Amramp of Northeast Indiana is a division of Pathfinder Services located in Huntington, Indiana.  Amramp has a long history of building and installing wheelchair ramps and accessibility products for people struggling with accessibility barriers and is in business to help people improve their quality of life, maintain their independence and preserve their dignity.

“We are very appreciative of the Huntington County Community Foundation and their generous donation to our Amramp Social Mission,” stated Mottram.  “We value our continued partnership with the Foundation and all that they do for the community through their mission of improving the lives of Huntington County residents.”

Amramp allows for families and businesses to rent or purchase an ADA compliant, low cost, modular ramp, featuring an open mesh ramp surface. The unique, perforated steel mesh ramp surface has an open pattern, allowing moisture to drain, reducing the possibility of a slippery ice surface or mold build-up.

Amramp ramp systems are safe, sturdy and durable, can be moved and reconfigured, are environmentally friendly, and are Recyclable, Reusable, and Rentable.  Amramp offers free business and home evaluations.  Ramps are available in days, not weeks, and most installations take less than a day.  Additional information can be found at www.amramp.com/huntington-indiana

Pathfinder Services, Inc. is a not-for-profit comprehensive human and community development organization headquartered in Huntington, where it was founded in 1966. In addition to Huntington County, Pathfinder Services also serves individuals and families in Adams, Allen, Dekalb, Elkhart, Jay, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Marshall, Miami, Noble, St. Joe, Starke, Stueben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley Counties.  Additional information about Pathfinder Services can be found at www.pathfinderservices.org

Amramp Huntington IN receives grant to provide wheelchair ramps to community.

Amramp Delivers Christmas Gift for Knoxville Resident

A few weeks ago, Dave Taylor and Tim Rash of Amramp Eastern Tennessee received a call to remove a wheelchair ramp they had installed for a short-term rental in the Knoxville, TN area.  When they were removing the ramp, they were asked if they could go next door to evaluate the home of their mother, who was 88 and was having trouble navigating the steps in her garage.  Of course they did so, and had the pleasure of meeting one of the nicest people you could ever meet. 

When discussing the potential wheelchair ramp with her daughters later that week, one of them sent Dave and Tim a note:

“For the record, my 88 year old mother still believes in Santa.  So, I am sure you will not disappoint her and help me get this in by Christmas.”

The family came together to purchase the ramp, which was installed yesterday in her garage. She is extremely happy with the ramp, and particularly likes the sturdy handrails, as she uses a cane to get around.  Now she will be able to enjoy the Christmas holiday with her family. All installations are very rewarding; this one, however, is right up at the top for Dave and Tim!

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Amramp at Nation's Leading Workers Comp Conference

Expert guidance from industry leaders, networking opportunities to share best practices and ideas with peers, as well as valuable continuing education credits are what await the thousands of workers comp industry professionals who will be heading to the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas on November 19th-21st for the 23rd annual National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo (NWCDC) #NWCDconf.

This conference is the premier source for those seeking to stay on the forefront of cutting-edge industry developments and solutions to common problems facing those working in workers’ compensation and disability management.

Amramp is looking forward to joining more than 260 fellow healthcare-focused vendors at what promises to be a hugely attended, top-notch event. Many of the companies participating are experts on:

  • Alternative Risk
  • Captives
  • Case Management
  • Claims Investigation
  • Claims Management
  • Cost Containment
  • Disability Management
  • Ergonomic Solutions
  • Healthcare Management
  • Injury Prevention
  • Insurance
  • Managed Care
  • Medical and Pharmaceutical
  • Processing Solutions
  • Rehabilitation
  • Reporting Software
  • Return-to-Work
  • Risk Management
  • Safety
  • Screening
  • Surveillance
  • Technology
  • TPAs
  • Translation
  • Transportation
  • Vocational Rehabilitation

The list of industry professionals and leaders who will be speaking throughout the conference is similarly diverse and comprehensive, with an opening keynote speech provided by L. Casey Chosewood, M.D., Senior Medical Officer, Director, Office for Total Worker HealthTM Coordination and Research, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and is entitled “Integrating Employees’ Health and Well-Being to Improve the Bottom Line.”

Educational sessions will be given in five different breakout tracks: Claims Management, Medical Management, Program Management, Disability Management, and Legal/Regulatory Issues. Each track will offer lectures on exciting and useful topics in courses approved for AAOHN, CDMSC, CCMC, CRCC, CWCP, and HRCI credits, such as:

  • Claims Management: “Going Beyond a ‘Hunch’: How Analytics and Predictive Modeling Can Identify and Prevent Drug Abuse”
  • Medical Management: “Medical Case Management: How to Position Your Program for Best Outcomes”
  • Program Management: “Behavior-Based Safety Program: How You Can Prevent Injuries and Improve Product Quality”
  • Disability Management: “The Productivity Challenge: Engaging Injured, Absent, and Disconnected Workers”
  • Legal/Regulatory Issues: “Turning the Workers’ Comp Settlement Into a Global Settlement: Tackling the General Release & Resignation”

There will even be a bonus event on Tuesday the 18th: an optional Women in Workers’ Compensation Forum, the inaugural leadership and networking event for women.

Amramp can’t wait to be a part of this vibrant gathering again in 2014 – if you’re planning to attend the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo at  Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, please stop by our EXPO Booth #1452 to learn more about our modular wheelchair ramps for RENT or Buy, stairlifts, vertical platform lifts and other accessibility solutions for short-term and long-term disabilities.

 Your home should be welcoming you, not worrying you

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

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Amramp Comes to the Rescue!

“Thanks to all!  The world is still on its axis for today now that you all came to the rescue!” Principal, Edison Preparatory School, Tulsa, OK

Tony Rainwater, Amramp Oklahoma, received a call yesterday afternoon. Edison Preparatory School in Tulsa, OK was having a vocal performance today and their lift was not working.  One of the middle school students was not going to be able to access the stage and perform.

Tony did the evaluation via pictures and assistance from the maintenance staff and were able to design a wheelchair ramp and provide the necessary quotes for the project to move forward.

His team installed the ramp @ 6 am this morning and will take it down this afternoon. The vocal performance went on with all performers on the stage.

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Amramp Helps America Vote

            Polling places across the country have been made accessible again this Election Day with the help of wheelchair ramps provided by Amramp.

             Brett McKee, Amramp Los Angeles and his team installed over 133 feet of steel, modular ramp systems to six polling places in Los Angeles, North Hollywood, Torrance, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica and South Gate.  

             Amramp Los Angeles installers began installing ramps Saturday, November 1 to insure the ramps will be in place in time for Election Day.  Beginning on Wednesday, November 5, these ramps will be disassembled and returned to the warehouse for use in other future rental applications. 

             The Amramp Boston Team installed ten temporary wheelchair ramps throughout the greater Boston area as well.

             Brett said, “We are pleased to help ensure all citizens can participate in the election process again this year. It is gratifying to see people using the ramps at various precincts including churches, synagogues, homes, schools and community centers. They otherwise may not have been able to participate in their right to vote because of the inability to climb stairs.” 

              Municipalities across the US can rent ADA compliant wheelchair ramps from Amramp just for one day to help their citizens vote on Election Day.

Join Amramp at the 2014 ARN Conference October 29th-1st

2014 is a big year for the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN), marking its 40th annual Educational Conference – the premier event of its kind in the rehabilitation-nursing field. To celebrate, ARN is holding this year's conference at a Disneyland hotel in Anaheim, CA from Oct. 29 to Nov. 1, and promises "many magical surprises in store to delight all attendees."

The bulk of the four days will be spent learning, sharing, and networking with some of the top nursing rehabilitation leaders and experts in the country, which makes it a prime opportunity to learn from the best and walk away with honed skills and savvy best practices. The educational schedule will benefit nurses of all practice and experience levels.

Learning opportunities for rehab nurses

  • Pre-conference sessions in topics like neuropharmacology, fall and injury reduction, brain injury, and patient engagement
  • Leadership course titled "Building a Culture of Leadership: The Imperative for the Future"
  • Keynote speech by Friends International Disability Center founder/CEO Joni Eareckson Tada on spinal cord injury/quadriplegia
  • Founder's address on health change/status sensor technology given by Lorraine Phillips, PhD RN
  • Closing general session, "Transforming Practice in the Age of Reform," from Tim Porter-O’Grady, DM, EdD, ScD(h), FAAN, FACCWS, GCNS-BC, NEA-BC, CWCN, CFCN
  • Poster sessions and exhibits
  • Concurrent educational sessions throughout the day on various topics, along with paper and case studies, and
  • Optional professional tour of the Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center.

Conference attendees can earn ARN contact-hour continuing-education credits for each learning opportunity completed. The concurrent daily sessions represent a wide range of topics:

  • "Teaching Patients to Manage Their Medications in a Rehabilitation Setting"
  • "The Essential Role of the Rehabilitation Nurse in Facilitating Care Transitions:
  • What Role Do You Have?"
  • "Managing the Needs of the Medically Complex Patient"
  • "Rehab Beyond the Walls of the Rehab Center"
  • "The Science of Predicting and Preventing Falls"

Meanwhile, in the EXPO area, Amramp is looking forward to demonstrating to rehab nurses at the how its wheelchair ramps, vertical/overhead/stair/pool lifts, portable showers, transition/threshold ramps, automatic door openers, grab bars, and other products can aid in the role of nursing through making a patient’s home or other areas fully accessible regardless of the patient’s mobility level.

The Amramp team will be showing off our top-of-the-line wheelchair ramp technology and other accessibility products to the more than 850 nurses who will be visiting Anaheim from all around the country. We can't wait to connect with old friends and new: Please visit us if you are planning to be at the 2014 ARN Conference.

Helping rehab nurses get patients home sooner safely

Call Amramp today to schedule a free on-site estimate

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

Amramp to showcase accessibility products at PACE, the premier senior care program conference

PACE (Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) is an organization that is aligned with Amramp's own mission as a company: to provide mobility solutions and full accessibility to all, including the senior population in America and Canada, which is why we wouldn't miss this year’s annual PACE Conference, taking place October 26th-29th at the Hilton Bayfront in San Diego, California.

PACE’s programs “support, maintain, safeguard, and promote the provision of quality, comprehensive and cost-effective health care services for frail older adults,” so it’s easy to see how Amramp’s weatherproof wheelchair ramps and other accessibility products could be a tremendous asset to those using PACE for their elder care needs. Amramp is proud to be hosting a booth at the conference's vendor EXPO, where we will educate conference attendees about the benefits of and synergy between Amramp mobility solutions and PACE senior care programs. Amramp will be one of more than 30 companies exhibiting at the 2014 conference.

2014 is special in that it marks 20 years for the PACE organization, which boasts 100+ programs in more than 30 states (and growing). Along with celebrating, the 2014 conference will offer educational opportunities to keep attendees up-to-speed on new changes in the evolving elder care marketplace, such as regulations, state government priorities, technology, and consumer preferences. This knowledge will be imparted via almost 60 concurrent education sessions and 12 poster presentations. An open learning format will encourage discussion and idea-sharing between guests. Attendees can look forward to cutting-edge talks on numerous topics, including these:

  • The Aging of Addictions: Addressing Addiction Treatment in PACE
  • Ready to Serve? The Invisible LGBT Older Adult
  • The PACE Model Works: Improving the Bottom Line through Best Practices in Care
  • Empowering Wellness: Interdisciplinary Approach to Chronic Pain Management for Multicultural Population of Older Adults
  • Self-Directed/Self-Selected Personal Care in PACE, and
  • Caring for the Caregiver: A Caregiver Support Program.

For the keynote speech, leadership expert Simon T. Bailey will teach listeners how to “shift your brilliance” and maximize your potential for success. Pre-conference learning opportunities will also be available, including:

  • PACE Basics
  • Intake/Marketing
  • Primary Care Symposium
  • Quality Improvement Symposium, and
  • Nursing Symposium.

One of the most exciting elements of the PACE conference each year is the opportunity to do site visits to local PACE programs. This year, conference-goers are invited to check out two programs operated by St. Paul’s PACE, as well as the opportunity to tour San Diego PACE, which is scheduled to open in 2015.

We are looking forward to seeing many of you at the conference in late October; if you'll be attending, please stop by Booth #7 and say hello!

Your home should be welcoming you, not worrying you

Call Amramp today to schedule a free on-site estimate

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

Amramp Helps Canines and Humans Graduate in Orlando

Today was graduation day at Canine Companions in Orlando, FL. This graduation ceremony celebrated the completion of an education course designed to match person and dog and prepare them to work together successfully.   

To make sure all of the graduates could access the stage during the ceremony, Canine Companions turned to Renee Bird of Amramp Orlando, FL to coordinate a wheelchair ramp for this special graduation ceremony. Several graduates, both human and furry, were able to cross the stage with the assistance of the Amramp modular ramp. 

Canine Companions trains assistance dogs to assist adults with disabilities by performing daily tasks, to alert the deaf and hard of hearing to important sounds, enhance independence for children and adults with physical, cognitive and developmental disabilities and to work with a professional in a visitation, education or healthcare setting.  

Congratulations to the graduates!

Amramp wheelchair ramp at Canine Companions graduation helps human and furry graduates access stage.
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