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Amramp Offers Accessibility to Huntington, IN Mayor

Amramp Offers Accessibility to Huntington Mayor During
“Week on Wheels” for Disability Awareness Month

Mayor Brooks Fetters made a visit to Pathfinder Services during his “Week on Wheels” to bring attention to Disability Awareness Month and the accessibility solution that Amramp provides.  During his visit to the North Campus of Pathfinder Services, located at 2824 Theater Avenue in Huntington, the Mayor easily accessed the building while in a wheelchair thanks to the steel Amramp ramp system.

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 and meet with each client to custom design a safe ramp. Solutions for each client’s needs are available in days, not weeks or months, and most installations take less than a day. Amramp, the newest division of Pathfinder Services, Inc., specializes in modular wheelchair ramps, threshold ramps, grab bars and other accessibility products, providing accessibility solutions for clients in North Eastern Indiana. 

“Our ramp systems are available for rent or purchase, and provides access to homes, businesses, stages, athletic fields, churches and more,” stated Loretta Mottram, Senior Director of Business Development.  “Our steel modular ramps are made in the USA from 100% recycled and recyclable steel, are rentable and most ramps can be installed in hours,” Mottram added.

For more information and for pricing on Amramp ramps please call Julie Parrett at Amramp at (260) 519-0101, e-mail her at julie.parett@amramp.com or visit http://www.amramp.com/wheelchairramps-huntington-indiana

For more information about Pathfinder Services, Inc. please visit www.pathfinderservices.org. Pathfinder Services, Inc. is a comprehensive human and community development not-for-profit human services organization based in Huntington, where it was founded in 1966. In addition to Huntington County, Pathfinder Services also provides services in Adams, Allen, Dekalb, Grant, LaGrange, Marshall, Noble, Starke, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley Counties.

 

Loretta Mottram, Pathfinder and Mayor Brooks Fetters celebrate Disability Awareness Week in Huntington, IN

Amramp Makes Ms. Wheelchair California Pageant Accessible for All

Ms Wheelchair California 2014 Theresa De VeraLittle Miss Wheelchair California 2014 Luzi Ashley

Pageant uses Wheelchair Ramps for accessibility to both sides of the stage
at the Hilton Hotel in Long Beach, CA

             (Long Beach, CA)--- Amramp Wheelchair Ramps were used at the Ms Wheelchair California Pageant in Long Beach on February 1, 2014.  The two Amramp Systems allow for contestants entering the stage on one side and descending on the opposite side.    

 Daniel Lee, Project Manager of DALE said, “The Amramp Systems gave us the efficiency and flexibility to run a fast moving pageant.”

             Amramp installs accessibility ramps, vertical platform lifts, swimming pool lifts and wheelchair showers throughout California at businesses, residences, schools and institutions. 

             Amramp is the leading company in the United States specializing in modular steel 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 with no minimum timeframe and no ramp size restrictions. 

             Amramp also installs Vertical Platform Lifts which are used where the length of a ramp might be impractical.  Portable wheelchair showers are used when a client cannot utilize the shower or tub facility and does not want to remodel the bathroom. 

             Amramp has been providing accessibility ramps, vertical platform lifts, stair chairs and wheelchair showers in Southern and Northern California since May, 2007 and has seven employees.  Warehouse facilities are located in Gardena and Santa Cruz, CA.   See www.amramp.com/laoc and www.amramp.com/norcal.

Wishing you peace, joy and accessibility

Wheelchair ramp rentals make the holidays safer and bring everyone closer

For most of us, the holidays are about being together with family and upholding traditions. But many families are facing mobility challenges, perhaps for the first time, and are not sure what to do. Whether a loved is recovering from injury or illness – or may be using a wheelchair or walker to overcome steps and thresholds for the long-term – Amramp is ready to make accessing your home easy and safe.

Why consider renting a wheelchair ramp

For someone who uses a wheelchair, having to be carried can not only be humiliating but can also quickly become dangerous. The last thing anyone wants is additional injury or a fall, which can land not just the wheelchair user but also the helper in the ER for the holiday.

Instead, Amramp can make nearly any home accessible and safe, enabling your loved one to freely get about. 

How can you make your home wheelchair accessible?

Amramp’s accessibility experts can provide in-home estimates for ramp rentals for even as short as a day. And, it’s not too late: In most cases, Amramp installs wheelchair ramps within days, not weeks. Amramp’s 44 locations across the United States and Canada, with local warehouses, mean you can have your home ready for the holidays.

Is your home able to be accessible?

Leave that question to the accessibility experts: Amramp has decades of experience and our local owner-operators and installers have achieved what no one would believe. Our holiday video  showcases just a few examples, but for the more spectacular work, be sure to browse Amramp’s Facebook page, including a ramp at Boston’s historic Faneiul Hall Marketplace. Upon seeing the installation, designed to replace a broken elevator, Amramp’s Founder and President said it looked like a rollercoaster. Yet, it was 100% ADA compliant, as all Amramp wheelchair ramps are.

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 Provides Access for Taste of Atlanta

(Atlanta, GA) - Amramp provides access for everyone to enjoy the 2013 Taste of Atlanta Festival October 25, 26 & 27, Midtown Atlanta at Tech Square.

Joanne Bradley, owner of Amramp Atlanta, installed three wheelchair ramps, including one over the wall to access the food court for this weekend’s food festival. Taste of Atlanta turned to Amramp, a local provider of wheelchair ramps, again to provide access for foodies this weekend. This is the fourth year that Amramp has worked with Taste of Atlanta.

Taste of Atlanta is a food lover's dream festival that attracts thousands of people every year to enjoy the culinary creations from some of the best restaurants in Atlanta. More than 90 of the best restaurants in Atlanta will be sampling their dishes this year.

Visit www.amramp.com/atlanta-ga or tasteofatlanta.com for more information.

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Amramp Provides Access for Eric LeGrand at Seton Hall

Amramp Provides Access for Eric LeGrand at Seton Hall

The Seton Hall School of Health and Medical Sciences featured Eric LeGrand’s New Team as the inaugural Interprofessional Perspectives Speaker Series event on September 16, 2013. The event featured the former NCAA Division I football player and his personal story of triumph over adversity.

The charismatic Eric LeGrand uses a wheelchair. The Seton Hall School of Health and Medical Sciences turned to Amramp to provide access to the stage for LeGrand. Amramp has provided temporary wheelchair ramps for several LeGrand appearances inNew York,New Jersey andFlorida.

The Seton Hall School of Health and Medical Sciences contacted Jack Pignatello, of Amramp Northern New Jersey, a local provider of wheelchair ramps, to assist in the effort.Amramp,America’s leading wheelchair ramp, was able to provide easy access for LeGrand to reach the auditorium stage just for one night!

LeGrand is a motivating source of inspiration to all who interact with him. Attendees heard firsthand why "bELieve" is the philosophy that encourages him to power through his intense rehabilitation therapies, and how faith rouses his spirit to make an impact in others' lives.

Amramp is the leading company in the United States specializing in modular steel 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. Amramp installs accessibility ramps throughout the service area at businesses, residences, schools and institutions. Ramps can be installed temporarily for short or long term needs without damaging the structure as they are not a permanent modification to the home or building.  Amramp products are available for sale or rental with no minimum time frame and no ramp size restrictions. 

www.amramp.com/nnj

 

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Amramp Attending National PACE Association Conference in Los Angeles

Be sure to visit Amramp in Los Angeles at the 2012 National PACE Association Conference

Be sure to Visit Amramp in Los Angeles at the 2012 National PACE Association Conference

The National Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Association will be holding its yearly conference from October 14-17 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles, and Amramp will be hosting an exhibitor booth to educate attendees on Amramp’s comprehensive line of home accessibility and Aging in Place products and services. This will be the first year that Amramp has participated in the annual PACE conference, which changes locations from year to year.

For those unfamiliar with the organization, PACE is for seniors age 55 and older who would otherwise need to live in nursing homes, but instead offers them services and support to continue living at home or with loved ones. Although PACE participants need to have a certifiably proven need for nursing home care, only about 7% nationally reside in nursing homes, and if they do, PACE pays for it and continues to coordinate the recipient’s care.

PACE is a model of healthcare “centered around the belief that it is better for the well-being of seniors with chronic care needs and their families to be served in the community whenever possible.”

Amramp and PACE are a perfect match: Amramp provides and installs ramps and home accessibility products such as lifts and installation of home safety products by experts to make nearly any home accessible to people of all mobility levels. Amramp believes the PACE goal of community-based care improves quality of life for elders and those with chronic conditions who need support.

“Amramp is thrilled to be taking part in our first PACE conference,” says Barbara Gayton, Amramp’s director of marketing. “We are eager to show new products and home accessibility solutions to PACE participants and administrators that are already making Aging in Place possible for thousands of Americans and Canadians.”

PACE holds its annual conference to inform participants of new program offerings, but also to talk about changes in law and policy that affect the program, such as the recently passed Affordable Care Act. The conference location changes year-to-year, but each location is in a district that offers PACE programs, which allows guests to actually visit different sites and see the programs “in action.”

The 2012 Pace conference highlights include  symposia, luncheons, education sessions, and roundtable discussions. And of course Los Angeles offers a diverse array of fun places to visit: Attendees will have the chance to see historic landmarks like the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Santa Monica Pier, the Hollywood Sign, and Beverly Hills – but one of the most anticipated outings of the weekend is an evening at Universal Studios Hollywood.

If you will be attending the PACE Conference Los Angeles 2012, make sure to visit the exhibitor expo, stop by the Amramp booth and say hello to Director of Marketing Barbara Gayton!

 Call Amramp today to schedule a free on-site estimate

Please contact Amramp’s National Call Center 888-715-7598

Amramp Offers Solutions to Help Mobility Challenged Voters Exercise Their Rights in the 2012 Presidential Election

Please read more here: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ramping-up-for-the-election-with-amramp-2012-10-02

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Amramp and Hurricane Isaac

As Hurricane Isaac roared through Louisiana last week, Amramp was called by FEMA to help provide access to a community bank that was destroyed by Isaac.

Mod Space provided a temporary bank building, and together we helped the stricken community to gain access to bank funds to begin the rebuilding process.

Bill Freshwater of Amramp Baton Rouge was the hero in this storm. FEMA located Bill through Bob Fowler of Amramp Louisville because of Bob's prior FEMA efforts in the tornadoes of Southern Indiana and Kentucky that occurred earlier this year.

Amramp's local inventory and "can-do" attitude is why FEMA coordinates emergency efforts with Amramp.

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Event planners choose Amramp for disability conference

Amramp franchise partner Michael Meyer serving Washington, DC, recently played a key part in a major international conference hosted by the Organization of American States. The topic of the conference was disability rights – an issue that is close to Amramp’s heart.

When event planners at the Organization of American States planned a recent international conference in Washington, DC, they realized they had an urgent need for a wheelchair ramp for the Vice President of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno.

Moreno was scheduled to participate in a panel discussion about disability rights within the OAS members' various countries, entitled “Disability Rights and Public Responsibilities: The Role of Public Policy in Fostering an Inclusive Society, The Ecuadorian Experience.” 

To secure the necessary ramp for Moreno, the event planners located Amramp’s Washington DC local web page and called immediately to schedule a ramp setup for the conference. Amramp’s Michael Meyer, based in Haymarket, Va., responded quickly and set up the ideal ramp in no time. Even for routine installations, Amramp prides itself on a typical 24- to 48-hour turnaround. The OAS event planners were very pleased with the results.

Disability rights issues are an important topic currently being discussed not just in the Americas but in countries all around the world, with Russia being a recent example as they seek to ratify a UN convention defending the interests and rights of the disabled. Amramp is proud to offer mobility solutions that help make even the most difficult spaces accessible to all.

The Organization of American States is the oldest regional organization in the world; it held its First International Conference of American States in Washington, D.C., in 1889-1890. The organization's charter states that its purpose is to create among the member states “an order of peace and justice, to promote their solidarity, to strengthen their collaboration, and to defend their sovereignty, their territorial integrity, and their independence. ... The organization uses a four-pronged approach to effectively implement its essential purposes, based on its main pillars: democracy, human rights, security, and development.”

 Events accessible to all are easier to plan with Amramp
Call Amramp today to schedule a free on-site estimate
Please contact Amramp’s National Call Center 888-715-7598

Elders able to wait out home value slump safely

Older Americans can make their homes safer while aging in place and waiting for the real estate rebound with wheelchair ramps, portable showers, and more.

The collapse of the housing market has been especially devastating for elders who had planned to move to a setting where their needs would be met as they got older. That plan probably depended on selling their current home. But home sales are stagnant, and property values have dropped drastically.

For most elders, their homes are their most valuable assets. Older people cannot wait for the home sales market to rebound; it’s too far off, as the latest reports show:  Nationwide, February home sales hit their lowest level since 2002.  www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-03-21/u-s-february-existing-home-sales-fall-to-4-88-million-rate.html

Fortunately, more products and services are available to modify an older home in ways that will make it safe and comfortable for elders as their needs change.

One example is a ramp that makes it easy for seniors to access their homes in the event of a medical procedure or long-term issue that affects their mobility. Amramp rents and sells steel ramps that can be installed at any type of home on short notice.

If your plan to move has been thrown off course, you first need to survey your home to determine what’s needed to make it safer.

  • Grab bars are a must and easy to install.
  • A walk-in tub can be installed in an existing bathroom.
  • A portable shower can be rented from Amramp.
  • Scatter rugs should be removed, to avoid falls.
  • Lighting should be improved.
  • Books, magazines, and other items that can be tripped over should be put out of the way.

As the population ages, the number of services designed to help elders has grown. The cost can be affordable, and the amount of service offered can be flexible.

Housekeeping services abound; check local media or the web for local companies and national franchises.

  • Housekeeping services abound; check local media or the web for local companies and national franchises.
  • Homemaker services can help with medication and hygiene.
  • Meals on Wheels for those unable to prepare a hot meal.
  • Supermarket delivery services, some are free of charge.

Access outside and within the home is the most important factor for those who are “aging in place.” Amramp’s wheelchair ramps – and wide range of aging in place products – are ideal for people in wheelchairs and those who use walkers or canes. They can be rented for a day, a week, or longer or purchased.

Amramp also offers a wide range of aging-in-place products for sale, including:

  • Portable showers
  • Stair lifts
  • Automatic door openers
  • Vertical platform lifts
  • Pool lifts
  • Threshold ramps
  • Grab bars
  • Overhead patient lifts

Amramp’s patented steel-mesh platform does not collect moisture, allowing rain and snow to fall through. And because the ramps are modular, they are suited for all types of homes, including historic ones. They are far less expensive and obtrusive than permanent ramps, which can detract from a home’s appeal, for when the real estate market does come back.

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