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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.

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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.

Amramp Exhibiting at Annual WCI Conference in Orlando August 17-20

The Workers' Compensation Institute (WCI) will host its 69th Annual Workers' Compensation Educational Conference and 26th Annual Safety & Health Conference in Orlando, Florida, Aug.17th-20th. The WCI annual conference is the workers' compensation industry’s premier educational opportunity, and Amramp is thrilled to be invited back to exhibit at this exciting event.

Education is the primary focus of the conference, with courses to address almost every topic imaginable related to workers' compensation. Breakout sessions will be provided specifically for:

  • Adjusters
  • Attorneys
  • Health care providers
  • Insurance professionals
  • Mediators
  • Medical case managers
  • Medical office administrators
  • Professional employer organizations (employee leasing)
  • Regulators
  • Risk managers
  • Safety professionals, and
  • Temporary staffing.

One key trait that distinguishes the WCI Annual Conference from others of its kind is that it provides a comprehensive, national overview of the industry while also emphasizing state-level legislation and regulations. In addition to the above breakouts, individual states will have their own daylong breakouts to discuss local laws and related issues.

Highlights of this year's conference will include the chance to observe a live surgery, as well as a session on the Medicare Secondary Payer Act, which is the biggest new issue facing those dealing with general liability and workers' compensation cases.

What else is new at WCI 2014?

  • Expanded “round table" regulatory program, gathering regulators from 25 states to compare notes on important issues;
  • New breakouts for insurance agents and physical therapists;
  • The inaugural National Workers’ Compensation Regulators College held in conjunction with the conference; and
  • The first-ever fundraising gala dinner to support WCI’s favorite charity, Give Kids the World.

Keynote speeches will be given by NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, as well as an industry speech by Scott Hudson, President and CEO of Gallagher Bassett Services Inc. Celebrity musician and songwriter Kenny Loggins will perform, as will the rock band Sister Hazel.

Amramp is looking forward to catching up with old friends and new, as well as to showcase our latest products and innovations at the vendor EXPO. Please stop by booth 920 and see us if you will be attending in Orlando!

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Amramp Wheelchair Ramp Helps Shine the Spotlight on God's Special Angels

            Amramp Wheelchair Ramps were used at the Night Under the Stars event organized by Runway Angels on July 26, 2014 at the Good Shepherd Temple of Praise in Fort Worth, TX.  The event honored 11 individuals with special needs - God’s Special Angels. The Amramp system was decorated for the event and allowed the honorees easy access to the stage.    

             When Runway Angels was planning their Night Under the Stars event, they needed a way to get this year’s honorees up on the stage. Organizer and founder, Tiffany Nash, reached out to Leslie Morgan and Scott Hilleger, president and owner of Amramp Dallas/Fort Worth, a local wheelchair ramp provider in Plano.

             Tiffany Nash, Founder of Runway Angels said, “That ramp made the night happen! Without the ramp from Amramp the night was just a vision. We were not going to go on with the affair if I couldn’t get every kid up on that stage. They are too used to having to position themselves at the bottom while other kids go up on stage. The ramp let them be spotlighted.”

             Amramp installs accessibility ramps, stair lifts, vertical platform lifts, swimming pool lifts and wheelchair showers throughout Northern Texas 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. 

              Service areas include North Texas from the Louisiana border to Lubbock, including, Dallas, Plano, Garland, Grand Prairie, Arlington, Fort Worth, Irving, Carrollton, Denton.

             Visit Runway Angels on Facebook for more information and visit www.amramp.com/dallas-fort-worth to learn more about Amramp.

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Celebrating Americans with Disabilities Act Awareness Day

Amramp extends greetings and best wishes to all observing July 26 as Americans with Disabilities Act Awareness Day.

We celebrate the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the efforts of the US Department of Justice in working towards a future in which all the doors are open to equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, integration and economic self-sufficiency for all for persons with disabilities.

 

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Amramp Congratulates Chantal Vandierendonck Tennis Hall of Fame Inductee

Five-time Paralympic medalist and former wheelchair tennis world champion Chantal Vandierendonck

Five-time Paralympic medalist and former wheelchair tennis world champion Chantal Vandierendonck has earned the honor of being nominated to the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2014, putting her in the ranks of household names like Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, John McEnroe, Chris Evert, and Billie Jean King.

Vandierendonck, 48, and originally from the Netherlands, was one of wheelchair tennis's first female stars, winning the first women's tennis ITF World Championship in 1991 and two times after. She held the world No. 1 player status for 136 weeks total in singles and also was ranked world No. 1 in doubles. She won medals in the 1988, 1992, and 1996 Paralympic Games.

Vandierendonck has used wheelchairs since a car accident injury in 1983; prior to the injury, she was already a nationally ranked tennis player. She learned about wheelchair tennis from an uncle who saw it on TV, and she immediately decided to try it. She became a trailblazer in the sport, inspiring many other athletes to follow.

Located in Newport, RI, the International Tennis Hall of Fame recognizes and honors players and contributors to the sport of tennis with an annual awards ceremony. Vandierendonck is the first woman of wheelchair tennis to be nominated; wheelchair tennis founder Brad Parks was officially inducted in 2010, and paralympian Randy Snow was inducted posthumously in 2012. Snow was also the first paralympian to be inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame.

Vandierendonck will be inducted alongside WTA star Lindsay Davenport, as well as industry leaders Nick Bollettieri, Jane Brown Grimes, and John Barrett. The Class of 2014 Enshrinement Ceremony will be held on July 12, 2014 during the Rolex Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend and in conjunction with the annual Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, RI.

We at Amramp are thrilled to say congratulations Chantal!

For more information about wheelchair tennis competitions, players, and rankings, visit http://www.itftennis.com/wheelchair/home.aspx

For resources on how you can get into the game at any age or level of ability, visit http://www.usta.com/Adult-Tennis/Wheelchair-Tennis/Wheelchair/

Amramp believes that mobility challenges should never stop individuals from following their passions, and applauds Chantal Vandierendonck's determination and success in her tennis career.

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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