Wheelchair Ramps: Amramp Provides Access in any Situation

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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ACMA Conference invites Amramp to exhibit in 2016

Posted on Mon, Mar 28, 2016

ACMA Conference invites Amramp to exhibit in 2016

 

The American Case Management Association will host its 23rd Annual Case Management Conference, drawing 1,500 case management and care professionals to the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina from April 2 to April 6, 2016. Attendees will learn from one another and practice handling challenging situations in realistic simulations.

 

The conference will feature unique learning opportunities, such as:

 

 

Additionally, attendees have the opportunity to earn up to 31.2 hours of Continuing Education (CE) credits. CE opportunities are intended for RN, SN, MD, and other health care professionals.

 

For a full schedule of all conference sessions, speaking and exhibitor information, and more, visit the ACMA conference website.

 

The exhibit hall will feature more than 130 of the breakthrough products and services of interest to the case management community. Amramp is pleased to be participating as an ACMA conference exhibitor, introducing attendees to our installed accessibility solutions. The 2016 ACMA conference promises to be an exciting, informative, and hands-on event, and we look forward to seeing you in Tampa!

 

Case management is tricky, because being a patient shouldn’t be

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 Installs 50 ft. Ramp in Hours

Posted on Fri, Feb 26, 2016

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Amramp Dallas/Fort Worth installed a temporary 50 foot ramp less than 24 hours after approval to help a construction company addressing an emergency sewer problem in a Texas residential area. Families in four homes could not get into the street or cross the street due to two 18" pipes blocking their passage. The construction company called Leslie Morgan, Amramp Dallas/Fort Worth and Leslie had a ramp solution installed in less than 24 hours! The construction company and the residents are very happy with how fast Amramp was able to install the ramp, and the professionalism of the entire Amramp sales and installation team.

 

The Amramp modular design allows us to provide emergency access like this with a custom ramp and walkway design and quick installation turnaround. The Amramp ramp walkway provides safe pedestrian access for the residents during the construction and can be easily removed when the issue has been repaired.

 

The Amramp system is made in South Boston, Massachusetts from recycled and 100% recyclable steel and is cost effective, energy efficient and attractive. When the walkway is no longer needed, it will be disassembled and returned to inventory to be re-used somewhere else rather than ending up in a landfill.

 

Amramp installs wheelchair ramps and other accessibility products throughout the US and parts of Canada at residential homes, businesses, 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. They are not a permanent modification and do not require footings so they can be installed in almost any type of weather.

 

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, vertical platform lifts, overhead patient lifts and other accessibility products. Visit www.amramp.com to find out more about Amramp.

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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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Wheelchair ramps: Should I rent or buy?

Posted on Fri, Jun 05, 2015
Wheelchair ramp rental for a veteran in Nashville, TN

Renting vs. buying wheelchair ramps: Amramp’s handy checklist makes it easy

The decision whether to buy or rent a wheelchair ramp can be confusing, but Amramp offers options to suit every situation. An overall rule of thumb to follow is: If the ramp will only be used for six months or less, then it is more economical to rent than to buy. More than six months? Buying is the way to go. 

If you’re still not sure which timeframe your scenario fits into, below is a checklist of common uses for ramps and whether it makes more sense to rent or buy a wheelchair ramp, depending on your situation.

Renting a ramp is preferable when:

  • The individual is injured and only requires short-term rehabilitation. Sometimes injuries are temporarily debilitating, and medical professionals expect that full mobility will return.
  • The space you’re in is transitional or a rental property. Landlords may not be willing to foot the bill to install a permanent ramp, so a rental ramp can be the answer.
  • Construction is impeding use of your normal ADA-compliant access. Often renovations require rerouting, yet buildings must remain accessible. Amramp can accommodate your needs, as it did for Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall during elevator upgrades.
  • It’s clearly an end-of-life or hospice situation, and you know that your loved one or the patient will not be with you for many more months or years.
  • You have houseguests visiting with mobility challenges and are looking to accommodate them during their stay, or if
  • You are planning a special event such as a wedding, awards ceremony, graduation, family reunion, election, or any other type of major gathering.

Amramp rents and can have your wheelchair ramp installed for as little as a day, and it is fully ADA-compliant. 

Buying a ramp is preferable when

  • You or the individual in question owns the home/property and wants to make it permanently accessible for many years to come, or
  • You know that it will be in use more than six months of the year.

The best part of the Amramp system is that it gives you flexibility to decide what works best. Our franchise teams will respond within 24 hours of a request to set up a time to do a site visit, and installation is quick and efficient—usually within 24-48 hours after receiving your approval, since building permits are not required. 

Amramp’s rent-to-buy offer

Although this checklist covers most common situations requiring a wheelchair ramp, it can still be tough to plan for every possible variable. The good news is there is no minimum rental period for an Amramp ramp: If you are not sure how long you’ll need it, then we recommend renting it until you are able to make a more definite decision. If you do decide to purchase, 75% of the rental fee will be converted toward your purchase price.

Rental costs vary depending on the length of the ramp and rental time, but there is nothing to lose by calling Amramp to arrange a free evaluation and estimate—even if you only need the ramp for one day!

Wheelchair ramps for renting and buying with installation by a local expert

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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