Wheelchair Ramps: Amramp Provides Access in any Situation

Amramp Featured on George to the Rescue Television Program

Posted on Wed, Apr 18, 2018

Dave Hoglund and the Amramp Northeast PA/Central NJ team are featured on the George to the Rescue television show when George surprises Sparsh Shah, an uplifting child prodigy, with a special music space that will help him change the world. The Amramp team installed a wheelchair ramp to provide Sparsh with safel, easy access to his new music room at his Iselin, NJ home. The Amramp segment starts around the 9:30 mark on this video - https://youtu.be/lCcjrOgZc4I

 

Sparsh was born with an incurable disease called Osteogrnesis Imperfecta, which makes his bones extremely fragile and brittle. He has been gifted with a wonderful voice and brilliant mind. His rapper avatar name is “PURRHYTHM”.

 

George to the Rescue, starring George Oliphant and his team of contractors and designers, rescues the homes of deserving people in the New York Metro area. He can be seen in the New York area on the NBC network. Check your local listings for the schedule.

 

Amramp installs accessibility ramps throughout the United States and parts of Canada at businesses, residences, schools and institutions. Amramp is the leading company in North America specializing in modular steel wheelchair ramps, offering sturdy, customizable ramps for disability access that enable the aging and disabled population to fully access the community with independence and mobility. Amramp provides a full line of accessibility solutions, including stair lifts, vertical platform lifts and more.

 

Residential and commercial 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.  Amramp products comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and are available for sale or rental with no minimum time frame and no ramp size restrictions.

 

For more information on Amramp, visit our website or call 800-649-5215 to arrange a free estimate.

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Stay Safe This Winter

Posted on Thu, Dec 14, 2017

A wheelchair ramp is an EMERGENCY MEANS OF EGRESS to provide a life-saving exit for someone with limited mobility, in the event of FIRE or other emergency situations.

 

Most people think that a ramp only provides a pathway for wheelchair users to access and exit the home. A safe exit in case of fire or other emergency is important for everyone and especially for those with mobility concerns.

 

If you have a client or a family member with mobility issues – whether they use a wheelchair, walker, cane or scooter or just struggle with stairs - make sure they have a reliable, functional emergency exit plan. A sturdy, fireproof ramp with safety rails should be part of that plan.

 

Winter ice and snow conditions effect everyone in the home, consider an Amramp ADA compliant walkway with rails as a safe path to get all family members from the driveway to the front stair rails – you can even rent a ramp or walkway just for the winter!

 

For more about Amramp's safe fireproof ramps and other aging-in-place products and services CALL 1-888-715-7598 or visit www.amramp.com.

 

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Amramp Helps Prevent Falls and Injuries During Winter Months

Posted on Thu, Jan 14, 2016

Jason Vandevander and the Amramp West Virginia team installed this wheelchair ramp during a light snow storm in Mill Creek, WV.

Even light storms like this can make stairs and pathways icy, slippery and dangerous.

Imagine trying to lift someone in a wheelchair up several steps covered in snow and ice. It’s dangerous for both the person in the wheelchair and whoever is lifting the chair.

A ramp provides a safe pathway in or out of a house and prevents falls and injuries for someone who uses a wheelchair, cane or walker or who is just unsteady on their feet.

The ramp provides safe and easy access to the outside world. People using wheelchairs or who struggle with stairs don’t want to be stuck in the house for two or three months during the winter because they can’t navigate the stairs at their front door. A ramp gives them an opportunity to connect with friends and family, enjoy community activities, go shopping, etc. It makes getting to medical appointments much easier.

Amramp wheelchair ramps can be RENTED, even just for the winter to provide a safe, non-slip surface with safety railings.  

The Amramp wheelchair ramp with its unique open mesh surface lets snow and moisture pass through, preventing dangerous ice film. Aluminum, wood and concrete ramps have solid surface which allow snow and moisture to accumulate.

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 time frame and no ramp size restrictions. 

Amramp provides an array of aging-in-place products and services such as stair lifts, vertical platform lifts, overhead lifts, portable showers, pool lifts and more across the US and parts of Canada.

For more about Amramp’s wheelchair ramp and aging-in-place products and services, or free on-site estimates, please visit our website at www.amramp.com or contact Amramp’s National Customer Service Center at 888-715-7598.

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Amramp exhibits at PACE 2015 elder inclusive-care conference

Posted on Fri, Oct 09, 2015

Amramp Selected to Exhibit at the 2015 NPA Annual Conference in Philadelphia

Amramp is honored to be selected to showcase its installed accessibility products and solutions at the 2015 National PACE Association (NPA) Annual Conference, Oct. 18-21, in Philadelphia.

PACE, aka Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, develops sustainable programs to deliver medical and supportive services to elders 55 and older whom the state certifies needing nursing home-level care.

Strikingly, only about 7% of PACE participants actually reside in a nursing home. Instead, PACE provides services and preserves independence in their own homes, with community support. This event, which is held exclusively for NPA members, exists to advance Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly programs and provide networking and learning opportunities to the executive and clinical staff work tirelessly to support and promote comprehensive, quality, and cost-effective health care services for seniors.

The PACE model of care first began in the early 1970s when William Gee, a public health dentist who headed the nonprofit Chinatown-North Beach Health Care Planning and Development Corporation, hired social worker Marie-Louise Ansak to study the feasibility of building a nursing home in the community. When she found that building a nursing home would be financially impossible, she developed a comprehensive system of care based on the geriatric day-hospital model developed in the UK during the late 1950s and 1960s. Ansak then worked to obtain funding to train health care workers in cooperation with the University of California San Francisco. Since then PACE has grown considerably and currently has 107 programs operating in 32 states, where they offer services such as:

  • adult day care

  • physical, occupational, and recreational therapies

  • meal delivery

  • nutritional counseling

  • home health care and personal care

  • prescription drugs

  • social services

  • medical specialties, such as audiology, dentistry, optometry, podiatry, and speech therapy

More than 600 individuals attended the 2014 NPA Annual Conference, this year is expected to be even bigger. With more than 60 education sessions and 20 poster presentations, attendees will have the opportunity to learn and, with over 25 companies exhibiting.

This year’s keynote speaker Dr. Leana Wen is an emergency-room physician, Rhodes Scholar, author, and TED speaker. Dr. Wen received her medical training at Washington University and Brigham & Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital, where she was a clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School. As a professor of emergency medicine and health policy, she co-led a national collaboration on health policy and social mission and was founder and director of Who’s My Doctor, a campaign calling for transparency in medicine. The focus of Dr. Wen’s TED talks surround patient advocacy and health care reform. She recently released a book entitled When Doctors Don't Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests. Her speaking fee will be donated to Baltimore-area and other charities.

Amramp is looking forward to being a part of this conference that shares our passion for helping seniors maintain their independence. We will be demonstrating Amramp’s latest accessibility products, including our patent-pending modular ramp system, vertical lifts, and portable showers. Looking forward to seeing all PACE members in Philadelphia!

To learn more about PACE and available services, click here to check out the website.

 

Wheelchair ramps 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 

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Amramp Philadelphia Transforms Pennsylvania Family’s Lives

Posted on Wed, Oct 07, 2015

Amramp Philadelphia teams with United Cerebral Palsy and Spina Bifida Association to benefit 4-year-old

4-year-old Nate testing out his new Amramp modular ramp

Four-year-old Nate can now get from his home into his Glenside, PA, yard, just like kids without Spina Bifida, thanks to grants from United Cerebral Palsy and the Spina Bifida Association. 

Nate has already been using the ramp to ride his motorized scooterboard up to our front porch and down to our front yard,” shared Nate’s mother, Jamie, “Now he just can’t wait to get his power wheelchair, and be able to get in and out of our house with it!”

4-year-old Nate testing out his new modular Amramp ramp

Nate’s parents, Jamie and Stephen worked with both UCP and SBADV to secure grants to fund the ramp and installation. The family then contacted Nick Marcellino at Amramp Philadelphia in June to ask if Amramp is willing to work with third-party organizations. 

We performed the evaluation and proposal; when the funds came through a month later, we got to work,” explained Amramp Philadelphia owner-operator Marcellino. 

Spina Bifida is a condition that occurs when the spine of a baby fails to close, creating an opening, or lesion, on the spinal column. This opening can lead to nerve damage in the spinal column, which then results in varying degrees of paralysis. 

Amramp’s patent-pending steel modular wheelchair ramp connects the family’s porch to the front yard, comprising two 4-foot-by-4-foot platforms and 25-feet of ramp. Amramp experts arrived at 9 a.m. and installation was complete in about a half-day, by 1 p.m.

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Thank you so much to the two gentlemen who installed the ramp (and the other gentlemen who were there for the evaluation previously), who were so friendly professional, efficient, and were so good with interacting with our son,” said Jamie. 

Thank you to United Cerebral Palsy and Spina Bifida Association of Delaware Valley for their generous financial assistance to help make this possible. Thank you also to Nick and Joyce at Amramp, for all your work to coordinate the ramp evaluation, purchase, and installation. We appreciate all of you and the work you have done to help make this happen,” Jamie said. “We can't thank you enough for everything!”

Every ramp or accessibility product that we install is very meaningful to the Amramp team in all 45 locations across North America, because we know that our efforts are improving individual’s lives and their loved ones, too.

We just changed a little boy’s life and his parents for the better,” said Marcellino, “Very humbling.”

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 Wheelchair Ramps Can Move With You

Posted on Wed, Oct 07, 2015

Amramp modular wheelchair ramps are free standing and don’t attach to the house so they are moveable and reusable – easy to dismantle and reassemble if you move.

Here’s a great example of the versatility of our ramp system.

A customer had the original ramp installed on the front entrance of her home in Minnesota several years ago by Doug Pumarlo and Steve Lyons of Amramp Minnesota. She recently moved to the Chicago area. The ramp was taken down and re-installed yesterday in her garage at her new home by Bill Woods and the Amramp Chicago team.

Nice jobs, Doug, Steve and Bill!

Learn more about our versatile Amramp wheelchair ramps, lifts and more at www.amramp.com.

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Amramp Provides Access in Harvard Square During Sidewalk Renovation

Posted on Mon, Jul 13, 2015
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The unique design of Amramp’s modular wheelchair ramps makes a perfect solution for all types of accessibility needs. Here’s a great example of an Amramp application as a temporary walkway and wheelchair ramp to provide access during a major sidewalk renovation project in Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA.

The Amramp wheelchair ramps allow shoppers and tourists to still have full access to the stores and attractions during the renovations.

Storeowners, municipalities and contractors across the country rent the Amramp ADA compliant wheelchair ramps as a temporary bridge to keep retail establishments open and wheelchair accessible during sidewalk infrastructure improvements.

Amramp installs accessibility ramps throughout the US and parts of Canada 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 or have access to public buildings and facilities.

The Amramp wheelchair 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 comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and are available for sale or rental with no minimum time frame and no ramp size restrictions.

Amramp also installs stair lifts and vertical platform lifts as well as other accessibility products.

Learn more about Amramp and the products we offer at www.amramp.com.

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Thank You to Amramp for Saving Our Vacation in Pigeon Forge, TN

Posted on Fri, Apr 25, 2014

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Amramp customer and blogger Sabrina Smither shared her Amramp experience on her blog:

http://walkingandrollingtraveling.com/

 

“I would first like to send a huge THANK YOU to Tim Rash from Amramp East Tennessee for saving our vacation to Pigeon Forge TN.  Sean and I agreed to be chaperons on my son’s high school retreat.  Although the cabin arrangements were made by the school, I was the one who found the listing for the cabin.  I was the one who broke the cardinal rule of not asking enough questions!!!

 

When we arrived at the cabin on Sunday, we were all dismayed to find that the listing and all the information was wrong and the cabin was not any way close to being wheelchair accessible.  It did not even have a ramp and of all the cabins in this complex, ours had the only non-paved parking.  So what do you do??  You get on the internet and find a solution.  Amramp!!!!

 

Thank goodness we had 5 very strong high school boys with us and with a little creative thinking we got Sean in the cabin.  Let me just say I could not watch at all what they were doing.  Now the problem was we were stuck in the cabin with no why out!!!  Yea, didn't think that one through at the time.

 

I am a problem solver so what do I do is get on the internet and find us a ramp.  That is how I found Amramp and Tim Rash.  I filled out the e-mail request on there web site with the hopes that I could buy a ramp the next day and then we would be able to get in and out.  I received a call first thing Monday morning.  Tim talked over our situation and gave me some options.

 

My hope of just buying a ramp was not going to work because they did not have one long enough on site that would go up the 3 (yes 3) tall steps and get us close enough to the van for his heavy chair to make it through the gravel.  Most of the time you would just order one and are not faced with something like this.

 

Tim had another great option for us.  He had a ramp that we could rent!!!  Yes Rent!! They would even bring it the 60 plus miles to set it up and come back and take it down when we check out.  He said they could be at the cabin in the next few hours.  SOLD!!!

Not only did they bring a very safe 10 foot ramp with hand rails but also threshold ramps for free for us to use!!!!

 

I can not say enough about the team at Amramp and Tim for helping us in our time of need and thinking outside the box to help us.   Tim truly saved this week long retreat for us as well as the others on the trip.  They checked in with us throughout the week and made sure everything was fine and we did not need anymore help.  As promised, they were there when we checked out to take it all back to Knoxville.

 

It was a wake up call for us to remember the rules of travel with a wheelchair or a person with limited mobility.

 

I will be perching my own set of portable ramps to have on hand from Tim and Amramp in the coming weeks.  I have looked at ramps but just never knew what to get, so I never did buy any.  I feel that with the personal attention Tim and his team gives we will have the correct ramp for our future needs.

 

Please check out there web site for all your needs and give Tim a call or fill out the customer contact form on the web site and they will get in touch with you and he will be more than helpful in getting you what you are looking for.

 

www.amramp.com

 

In my next post I will be going over the rules to remember when booking a cabin or even a hotel room along with some very important questions to ask.”

 

 

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 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. Portable wheelchair showers are used when a client cannot utilize the shower or tub facility and does not want to remodel the bathroom.

 Amramp Eastern Tennessee serves Eastern and Central Tennessee: Service areas include Knoxville, Nashville, Alcoa, Athens, Brentwood, Bristol, Chattanooga, Clarksville, Cleveland, Columbia, Cookeville, Crossville, Dandridge, Dickson, East Ridge, Elizabethton, Farragut, Franklin, Gallatin, Goodlettsville, Greeneville, Harriman,  Hendersonville, Jefferson City, Johnson City, Kingsport, La Follette, La Vergne, Lebanon, Lenoir City, Lewisburg, Loudon, Madisonville, Maryville, McMinnville, Morristown, Mount Juliet, Murfreesboro, Newport, Oak Ridge, Pigeon Forge, Red Bank, Sevierville, Seymour, Shelbyville, Smyrna, Soddy Daisy, Springfield, Spring Hill, Sweetwater, Tullahoma, Union City and White House. 

 Amramp Eastern Tennessee is locally owned and operated by Tim Rash and Dave Taylor. They can be reached at 865-438-8032 or via email at dave.taylor@amramp.com and tim.rash@amramp.com.

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Amramp Makes Ms. Wheelchair California Pageant Accessible for All

Posted on Mon, Feb 03, 2014
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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.

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Amramp Provides Access for Taste of Atlanta

Posted on Thu, Oct 24, 2013

(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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