Wheelchair Ramps: Amramp Provides Access in any Situation

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 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

Call Amramp today to schedule a free on-site estimate

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

Tags: Aging in America, ASA conference, ASA conference

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

Tags: mobility solutions, mobility concerns, snow, snow safety

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

 

Tags: wheelchair ramp, ramp safety, Holiday wheelchair ramp rentals

Home stair lifts: retain independence and comfort at home without sacrificing safety

Posted on Mon, Dec 12, 2016

Home stair lifts installed by Amramp accessibility experts

 

Much like people, no two homes are alike. They come in all shapes and sizes, from two floors to split-level and beyond. Likewise, different areas of the home serve very different functions — perhaps the ground level is your main living space, and the second floor is for sleeping and bathing.

 

No matter how your home is set up, it has to be functional for everyone living there. Unfortunately, that’s not possible when a resident has limited mobility and becomes unable to navigate stairs. After all, what good is an upstairs bedroom when you can’t get upstairs?

 

The stair lift experts at Amramp are here to ensure that’s a question you won’t have to answer. Amramp installs affordable stair lift to make your home (or business) completely accessible, no matter your needs.

 

10 reasons stair lifts are an excellent choice for total home mobility

 

  1. Safe
  2. Comfortable
  3. Easy-to-use
  4. Designed for independent use, with onboard and remote controls
  5. Practical, fold-up design
  6. Can be customized, and/or installed to fit curved staircases
  7. Suitable for indoor or outdoor use, depending on where you need access
  8. Affordable
  9. Quickly and easily installed with no mess
  10. Restore freedom and independence in the home

 

Mike from Telford, Tennessee, wrote to Amramp about his experience with an Amramp-installed stair lift in the home.

 

He said, “I can get to the car, go to the mail box and let my dog out. The chair lift is so easy to use, and is not an eye sore. You did a great job measuring and planning the design. Your crew did a great job installing the chair…thanks again for your professionalism and attention to detail.”

 

It’s your home. Make sure you and your loved ones can enjoy it fully! The stair lift experts at Amramp can make your home completely accessible in days not weeks with an Amramp stair lift that is suitable for all types of spaces. Your health and mobility are paramount.

 

Wheelchair manufacturer and installer Amramp installs 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 the heart is, not where frustration should live

Call Amramp today to schedule a free on-site estimate

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

 

Tags: stair lift, stairlifts

Vertical Platform Lifts: 3 Reasons They’re the Right Choice for You

Posted on Mon, Dec 05, 2016

Make your home accessible with a vertical platform lift

 

When you get to your front steps, what do you do? The same thing you do when you get to a staircase attaching your garage to your house, or your deck to your back door: You climb them. It seems like a simple solution. Unfortunately, it’s not so easy to negotiate stairways or access raised entries for people with mobility issues. In fact, it presents a challenge that can be frustrating, restricting, and downright dangerous.

 

All across the United States and now in Canada seniors and folks with mobility concerns have regained their independence, shored up their safety, and made their homes accessible with Amramp’s expert-installed vertical platform lifts. Everyone should be free to safely navigate where they want, when they want to, without having to worry about transferring out of their wheelchair.

 

 

3 reasons a vertical platform lift is the right choice:

 

  1. Affordable vertical platforms lifts

Renting or buying, Amramp will work with you to make sure your vertical platform lift is affordable, with plenty of options to ensure you’re equipped with the wheelchair platform lift you need for as long as you need it.

 

  1. Wheelchair lifts installed in days not weeks

Whether you’re in need of a residential or commercial model, for indoor or outdoor use, Amramp’s expert installers will have your wheelchair lift installed properly, safely, and on time. Weatherproof options are a worry-free solution for outdoor spaces. Leave it to the professionals to get you set up. They’re fast, and friendly!

 

  1. Vertical wheelchair lifts are easy to use

Designed for safe and easy use, Amramp’s vertical platform lifts are extremely user-friendly. There is no need to navigate out of your wheelchair or scooter to access the lift. They range in size to accommodate different spaces and needs, and they are virtually maintenance free.

 

Looking to make spaces more accessible in your home or business? Gain full access to your space by contacting Amramp. Your local expert mobility solution installers – all across the U.S and now in Canada – will be able to meet your needs. Installation can happen as quickly as 24-48 hours after you approve your quote.

 

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.

 

 

Wheelchair lifts installed in days not weeks

Call Amramp today to schedule a free on-site estimate

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

Tags: accessibility, vertical platform lifts, vertical lifts

Amramp experts at National Workers' Comp Disability Conference

Posted on Mon, Nov 28, 2016

Amramp shares installed accessibility innovations at NWCDC, nation's leading workers' compensation conference

 

For 24 years, the National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference® (NWCDC) has provided the best workers' compensation and disability management training available. Attracting thousands of industry professionals this year in New Orleans as well as more than 260 vendors, the NWCDC is the nation's leading event for anyone involved in the workers' compensation.

 

In 2015 alone, this industry assisted some 2.9 million Americans who experienced nonfatal workplace injuries in the private sector, as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

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NWCDC organizers selected 260+ vendors of claims management software, cost containment solutions, managed care services, medical/pharmaceutical products, RTW services, risk management solutions, and much more: “There's no better place to find, compare, and contrast all the products, tools, and services to help you with your toughest workers’ comp and disability management challenges.”

 

Wheelchair manufacturer and installer Amramp will be exhibiting hand-selected innovative accessibility products, including the ADA-compliant, patented modular ramp system.

 

 

Attendees can also complete continuing education credits, approved for AAOHN, CDMSC, CCMC, CRCC, CWCP, and HRCI.

 

NWCDC kicks off with an opening keynote by Tim East, Director of Corporate Risk Management at The Walt Disney Company. “Fueling Injury Recovery With Engaged Workers” focuses on engaging injured workers in their own recovery. Resolving claims, East advocates, “produces better outcomes for both the employer and employee.” East will discuss how changing demands for technological experiences provide clues for how workers’ comp must evolve to meet the claims experiences workers now demand.

 

One of the myriad mega-sessions includes: “Preventing Prolonged Disability by Assessing and Eliminating Psychosocial Barriers” by Marcos Iglesias M.D., VP & Medical Director at The Hartford. A common challenge for workers’ compensation and disability managers is the conundrum caused by different individuals with the same medical conditions having widely dissimilar recovery durations. Since risk factors for delayed recoveries and disparate functional outcomes can be uncovered and addressed, Dr. Iglesias will “provide practical tools and interventions for mitigating psychosocial risk factors as well as examine how to help workers reengage with normal life activities through measures such as a biopsychosocial model of health.” Dr. Iglesias draws from his experience overseeing the development and implementation of comprehensive disability management solutions that focus on early identification of psychosocial risk factors and appropriate early interventions.

 

With 45 locally owned and operated locations across the US – and now in Canada – Amramp is dedicated to helping injured employees and anyone experiencing mobility challenges regain their freedom. Wheelchair manufacturer and installer Amramp’s installed innovative accessibility products, includes 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.

Tags: ADA, NWCDC, NWCDC 2016

Amramp Provides Access for Keystone Military Families Food Bank in Shoemakersville, PA

Posted on Mon, Nov 21, 2016

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Keystone Military Families Food Bank is an organization based in Shoemakersville, Pennsylvania that has been assisting deployed troops, veterans and military families since 2002. Their goal is to provide support to the military community while preserving their dignity. They are currently operating a food bank at their Shoemakersville center, serving from 40 to 60 families weekly. They found that some of their families had difficulty accessing the center because it was not wheelchair accessible. They turned to Nick Marcellino to install a wheelchair ramp. Nick and Amramp Philadelphia team were honored to be able to be able to help and provide the ramp.

 

It was a very moving moment when the ramp was completed. It brought tears to the eyes of the staff members. They were all so thankful that the food pantry was now wheelchair accessible for everyone to be able to access safely and easily.

 

Keystone Military Families functions as a resource center and assists Veteran families in finding whatever type of help is needed, from rent assistance to job searches and counseling services. There is an in-house counselor provided by the Lancaster Veterans Center to assist individuals or families with mental health and reintegration issues. KMF works closely with the VA Hospitals, Veterans centers in 5 counties and other organizations that provide assistance. They are a close knit community that is proud to serve our military members, our veterans and their families.

 

Our military and veterans have given up many things in their service to our country. Those who are deployed should not have to worry if their kids have enough breakfast before school or if the baby will have diapers and food. Many spouses lose jobs when they transfer to a new area with their military member. There are several hundred thousand combat injured vets who are waiting for a medical determination and have no income during the up-to 18 months that determination can take. There are a host of other reasons they end up in a tight money squeeze and the bottom line is they just need some help to get through this crisis and back on their feet.

An added benefit to the pantry is that we work very closely with the Family Action Center Specialists, the VA Hospital, SSVF, Salvation Army, Veterans Centers in 5 counties and many military support organizations and groups. When someone comes to the pantry we can also assess their current needs and direct them to the other sources of help they may qualify for. We do not cover electric or heating bills but we know of 3 other organizations that do so we can get them set up with an appointment. We do not handle any medical issues but if they appear to need some sort of medical evaluation we can get an appointment set up with the FACS to get things rolling.

If you are interested in volunteering or providing assistance in some way, please call Keystone Military Families at 610-698-2122 and they will get you set up with something that fits your abilities.

 

Amramp is the leading company in the United States specializing in steel modular wheelchair ramps, offering sturdy, customizable ramps for disability access that enable the aging and disabled population to remain in their homes with independence and mobility. Ramps can be installed temporarily for short or long term needs without damaging the housing structure as they are not a permanent modification to the home. Amramp products comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and are available for sale or rental for residential and commercial use with no minimum time frame and no ramp size restrictions. 

 

Amramp also installs Vertical Platform Lifts which are used where the length of a ramp might be impractical and stairlifts to allow people to access multi-level homes and buildings.

 

Amramp Philadelphia, located in Broomall, Pennsylvania provides modular wheelchair ramps, stair lifts, vertical platform lifts, vehicle lifts and home modifications, including barrier-free bathrooms, walk-in tubs, zero step showers, railings, and other accessibility products in Philadelphia, Chester, Delaware, Bucks, Montgomery and Berks counties in Pennsylvania and parts of Gloucester, Camden and Burlington counties in New Jersey.

Tags: wheelchair ramp, ADA, Shoemakersville PA