Wheelchair Ramps: Amramp Provides Access in any Situation

5 things you need to know when buying a home stair lift

Posted on Tue, Aug 29, 2017

If you have mobility concerns, living in a multi-level home doesn't have to be an issue. Continue living safely in your own home with a home stair lift.

 

Mike from Tennessee understands the impact a stair lift can have on your home mobility. He wrote to Amramp after having a stair lift installed in his home:

 

"Now that I used my chair lift for a while, I want you to know that it has given me more things I can do," Mike wrote. "I can get to the car, go to the mail box, and let my dog out."

 

Don't let stairs create a barrier in your home. Amramp's quick installations and affordability of home stair lifts and outdoor stair lifts make accessibility a breeze.

 

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Five things you need to know when buying a stair lift:

  1. Amramp stair lifts can fit in any space! Whether you're looking to get up 5 stairs or 15, a curved staircase, or a straight one, Amramp can make it work. Amramp has curved and custom units available to ensure that you have access to every part of your home.
  2. Stair lifts can face the weather! Amramp offers both indoor and outdoor models. The weatherproof design ensures your total mobility.
  3. You are in control! Amramp's stair lifts are easy to use. Onboard panels and remote controls allow independent use.
  4. Comfort is key! Amramp's unique design ensures not only your comfort, but also your security. After all, this is about restoring your comfort in your own home.
  5. Stair lifts are quickly installed! Amramp prides itself on quick installations because we understand the importance of safe mobility. Stairs don't have to be a barrier in your home. A quick installation can help you stay in your home longer.

 

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

 

Amramp's stair lifts can help you regain your freedom in your own home.

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.

 

Tags: stair lift, accessibility solutions, home accessibility

Reeve Foundation Awards $10,000 for Amramp Wheelchair Ramps in Richmond, VA

Posted on Fri, Aug 18, 2017

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Awards over $800,000 in Quality of Life Grants

More than $22 million awarded since the program's inception

                                                          

News provided by

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

 

SHORT HILLS, N.J., Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, a national nonprofit dedicated to improving quality of life for individuals living with paralysis, announced it has awarded over $800,000 in Quality of Life grants this year. Quality of Life grants support fellow nonprofits that mirror the Reeve Foundation's mission and commitment to foster community engagement, enhance independence and promote healthy self-esteem. The program has awarded over $22 million in grants to over 2,900 programs since its inception in 1999. In the first grant cycle of 2017, $809,291 in Quality of Life grants were awarded to 90 nonprofits nationwide. Funding for the grants is made available through the Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) operated by the Reeve Foundation under a cooperative agreement with the Administration for Community Living in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

 

"We are continually looking for new ways for individuals living with paralysis to reintegrate themselves into the community through our grant programs," said Maggie Goldberg, VP of Policy and Programs. "Whether it is a small grant for a ramp to access a public building, or a larger award to support an accessible community playground or transportation service, each project brings us closer to our ultimate goal of full inclusion and independence."

 

The grants given out for this specific cycle covered a variety of projects including:

 

Ramp Access Made Possible by Students (RAMPS), Richmond, VA— $10,000
This Quality of Life grant will support a nonprofit community service organization based in Richmond in which high school student volunteers build modular wheelchair ramps for individuals living with mobility impairments and elderly people in the community who cannot afford a ramp to get them in and out of their homes safely. RAMPS is the "go-to" organization for the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System's Spinal Cord Injury and Neuroscience units. Grant funds will support AMRAMP Material (hardened modular steel pieces).

 

Bill Grove and the Amramp Richmond team have been working with the RAMPS program for many years to install wheelchair ramps. Together, they have provided more than 200 wheelchair ramps for area residents in Richmond, VA.

 

About Amramp

Amramp is a national manufacturer and installer of commercial and residential wheelchair ramps, stairlifts and other accessibility solutions to keep people safe where they live, work and play. For more about Amramp's modular wheelchair ramp systems and aging-in-place products and services, please contact the National Call Center at 888-715-7598 or visit our website at www.amramp.com.

 

About the Reeve Foundation:

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy. We meet all 20 of the Better Business Bureau's standards for charity accountability and hold the BBB's Charity Seal. The Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) is a program of the Reeve Foundation, and is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Administration for Community Living (cooperative agreement number 90PR3002). For more information, please visit our website at www.ChristopherReeve.org or call 800-539-7309.

 

SOURCE Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

 

Tags: wheelchair ramps, Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

6 Affordable Changes to Make Your Home More "Senior Friendly"

Posted on Wed, Aug 02, 2017

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You were supposed to grow old together, but now you are starting to feel betrayed… Not from your spouse – but from your house!

 

Your “safe place” is now turning into a scary place. With all the love and attention you gave your house over the years, it seems your house hasn’t kept up its end of the bargain.

 

A report by the National Conference of State Legislatures and the AARP Public Policy Institute revealed that nearly 90 percent of surveyed seniors over age 65 want to stay in their current residence for as long as possible, and 80 percent believe that their current residence is where they will always live. However less than half of surveyed seniors indicate their homes are currently equipped to allow them to “age in place”.

 

The idea of staying at home is appealing because it does not involve any major life changes. You can keep your circle of friends and community, shop at the same familiar stores, visit your favorite restaurants, keep your daily routine. But, as situations change, there comes a time when staying at home can become a source of stress rather than a comfort.

 

The key is to evaluate your home and determine what needs to be changed before there are any major health issues. You don’t want to be making remodeling decisions when you are in the middle of dealing with a health crisis – or have someone else making those decisions for you. You also don’t have to do everything at once. If you start planning now before any issues arise, you can space out the work and expense over a period of time.

 

Let’s look at some easy, affordable ways to bring your house back to your safe place again.

  1. Increased lighting, especially at the front and back entrances, maybe with motion sensors so the lights come on as you approach the entrance. Increasing the wattage of the bulbs in interior hallways and stairways. Adding larger windows, skylights or task lighting to the kitchen.
  2. Making a safer entrance with a ramp and railings and smooth threshold transitions between rooms and outdoor decks or patios.
  3. Add safety rails and grab bars in the bathroom
  4. Add a stair lift or platform lift for safe access to the upper and/or lower level
  5. Widen the doorways and hallways to accommodate walkers, scooters or wheelchairs
  6. Add lever handles to doors, cabinets and faucets for easier opening

When you are ready to start your project, look for a company with accessibilities experience who is familiar with the Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines, local zoning laws, and which employs Certified Aging in Place Specialists (CAPS) that have been trained by the National Association of Home Builders on remodeling existing homes to age-in-place. 

 

Amramp can evaluate any home to determine what changes are needed to make the living space as accommodating as possible in the years ahead. Check out Amramp’s accessibility solutions online at www.amramp.com. Take advantage of Amramp’s FREE evaluation to review your needs and lay out a remodeling plan by calling 888-715-7598 or emailing to info@amramp.com.

 

Starting to add some or all of these changes now will help you to fall in love with your home all over again!

 

Tags: Aging in America

Amramp exhibits accessibility solutions at WCI Conference

Posted on Tue, Aug 01, 2017

Amramp will be exhibiting top-notch accessibility products at the Workers' Compensation Institute's 2017 educational conference. The annual WCI conference always features organizations that have been recognized as leaders within the field.

The nationally acclaimed annual WCI conference continues to be the premier meeting for the study of workers’ compensation, workplace safety and health, and related issues.

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According to the National Safety Council, a worker is injured every 7 seconds. That's 540 injuries per hour. A survey of injured workers conducted by the Gilmore Group says, "More than half of respondents (57%) said they did not have a workplace safety program or initiatives program in place at the time of their injury."

 

Amramp's temporary and permanent installations ensure that workers' don't need to be concerned about mobility or accessibility in the workplace or in their own home. We'll be exhibiting some of our products at the 72nd annual WCI conference August 6-9 at the Orlando World Center Marriot. Here's what else you can expect if you're heading that way:

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Gavin DeGraw, Grammy-nominee

 

Amramp is honored to have been asked back once again to showcase durable equipment that for home health, mobility, and safety. The Amramp accessibility experts look forward to heading to sunny Florida and hope to see you there!

 

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.

 

Increasing mobility for everyone

Call Amramp today to schedule a free on-site estimate

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

Tags: Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference, WCI Conference

Amramp outdoor stair lifts offer total home accessibility

Posted on Mon, Jul 10, 2017

Imagine pulling up to your home, stepping out of your car, and walking up to your house. A few quick steps up from the sidewalk is your front door, and you’re home sweet home. Getting there sounds simple enough.


 

But what if you can’t get up and down your stairs freely? You may be able to walk, but you find stairs challenging.

 

No matter how big or small the staircase, stairs are considered the most dangerous area of a home, and they become a barrier between you and your home.

 

Even a few quick steps can be nerve-wracking and downright dangerous for those who cannot safely nor easily navigate them. They can be anxiety-inducing, not only for the person trying to negotiate the stairs, but for loved ones who are concerned for their well-being.

 

Outdoor stair lifts are a wonderful option for allowing you to enjoy your property to the fullest — not only for those with limited mobility, but also for those who are unsteady going up and down the stairs. They’re the perfect accessibility solution for an outdoor staircase. Nothing should stand between you and the full use of your home and property, and outdoor stair lifts are a solution to offer peace of mind and safe navigation.

 

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The outdoor stair lift experts at Amramp can set you up with a simple, affordable solution, so you can come and go as you please – and safely.

 

Here are 5 great reasons to consider outdoor stair lifts at your home:

 

1. Comfortable and easy to use

2. Full home access regardless of entry stairways

3. Built to withstand harsh weather conditions

4. Sturdy and reliable

5. Designed for safe, independent use

 

Don’t sacrifice safe and efficient use of your property, or let stairs stand in your way. Let Amramp’s outdoor stair lift solutions make life more accessible by setting you up for total home access. Count on your local Amramp accessibility expert to get the job done right.

 

Wheelchair ramp 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.

 

There’s no place like home, set it up to meet your needs

Call Amramp today to schedule a free on-site estimate

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

Tags: stairlifts, home accessibility

Amramp wheelchair ramp experts exhibit at CMSA 2017 Conference

Posted on Mon, Jun 26, 2017

Amramp is dedicated to spreading top-level accessibility equipment and what better place to share our knowhow than the 2017 Case Management Society Conference? Case managers are always looking to lighten their clients' burdens. That fits right in with Amramp's mission to quickly install wheelchair ramps, stair lifts, and proven accessibility solutions – often within 24 hours.

 

The Case Management Society of America's (CMSA) 27th Annual Conference and Expo will be held on June 26-30 in Austin, Texas. The CMSA Conference and Expo celebrates growth in healthcare with networking and educational opportunities. The four-day event aims to empower attendees to create their most evolved case management practices, and Amramp is a crucial part for many case managers all across the US the Canada.

 

Amramp is focused on showcasing home-health related products such as stair lifts and wheelchair ramps. With locally owned and operated warehouses and expert installers, Amramp helps to reduce clients' length of hospital stays – and keep them in their homes longer. “It all comes back to getting patients home, and providing them with home safety (which also helps to lower insurance costs),” says Amramp’s Director of Marketing Barbara Gayton.

 

The CMSA Conference and Expo is the largest of its kind for professionals in the case management field. This year, the Exposition will feature an exhibit from prominent firms in the healthcare industry, like Amramp, which has exhibited at past CMSA conferences as well.

 

Continuing Education (CE) hours can be earned at the conference with a focus on:

  • Disease States
  • Healthcare Reform
  • Contemporary Issues in Case Management
  • Transitional Care Considerations

 

Information on how to receive credit can be found on the conference website. These credits are eligible for organizations such as Certification of Disability Management Specialist (CDMS), Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN), and Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC).

 

The Amramp team greatly looks forward to exhibiting at the 2017 CMSA Conference and Expo to demonstrate our latest accessibility products and advances in accessibility products for eldercare and life transitions at all mobility levels. We hope to see you in Austin!

 

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.

 

 

Making case managers' lives easier by imporving patients' quality of life.

Call Amramp today to schedule a free on-site estimate

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

Tags: Modular wheelchair ramp, CMSA, Case management conference

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

Be stroke-smart: prevention, symptoms, support

Posted on Mon, May 01, 2017

 

 

May is National Stroke Awareness Month — the perfect time for brushing up on your knowledge about stroke symptoms, how to respond if you’re witnessing a stroke, and how to support a loved one who is returning home after a stroke.

 

Stroke Symptoms

 

Familiarizing yourself with stroke symptoms is key to recognizing them and acting quickly if you happen to witness them. Stroke symptoms come on very suddenly, without warning. What to look for: Some of the most common stroke symptoms, according to the CDC:

  • Weakness or numbness on one side of the body, including the face, arm, or leg
  • Difficulty speaking or slurred speech
  • Confusion
  • Vision problems
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of balance
  • Coordination trouble
  • Severe headache

 

Stroke Response

 

Time is of the essence when it comes to stroke response. The faster you can intervene when someone is experiencing stroke symptoms, the better. If time is on your side, the outcome for the stroke victim improves dramatically. Remember the acronym “FAST” when deciding how to act in the face of common stroke symptoms.

 

FAST stands for:

  • FACE: Look for drooping one on side of the face
  • ARM: Does one drift downward?
  • SPEECH: Is speech slurred or distorted?
  • TIME: Call 911 right away if you notice these symptoms

 

Stroke Recovery

 

As difficult as a stroke is on the stroke victim, it also takes a toll on their loved ones and caretakers, and can change life significantly. Depending on the severity of the stroke, the victim’s quality of life can be impacted —either temporarily or permanently. They may need to have their living space modified to better meet their needs, and make it easier to safely navigate around their home. To get started, visit Amramp’s helpful guide for preparing the home for a stroke survivor here.

 

Other helpful online resources include the Careliving Guide from the experts at stroke.org.

 

Don’t let a stroke keep your loved ones from feeling safe and comfortable in their own home. Let Amramp’s total mobility solutions offer the freedom and peace of mind they deserve.

 

Wheelchair ramp 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.

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Tags: accessibility, stroke

Amramp recognizes ALS Awareness Month

Posted on Mon, May 01, 2017

May is ALS awareness month, and since Amramp works with so many individuals and families who have been affected by this disease, we want to recognize all the work that advocates are doing to find a cure.

ALS, short for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, is a neurological disease that causes muscle weakness and impacts the way our bodies physically function. Only 5% of ALS cases are familial, meaning that the disease was inherited genetically. This means that 95% of ALS cases are sporadic. It can affect anyone, anywhere.

Since ALS often affects a person's body so rapidly, families look to make urgent changes to create accessible environments for their loved ones. Amramp promises to quickly install the correct ramps and lifts to ensure mobility.

 

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Non-profits like the ALS Association work tirelessly to fundraise, spread awareness, and fund research. According to the ALS Association, here are a few ways you can help the community:

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.

 

Increasing mobility for everyone

Call Amramp today to schedule a free on-site estimate

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

Tags: ALS Association, wheelchair ramp, ALS, mobility concerns

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

Call Amramp today to schedule a free on-site estimate

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

Tags: ACLA conference