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Stroke Awareness Month: 3 Steps to Survival

Posted on Tue, May 01, 2018

Stroke. It occurs when blood supply to part of the brain is blocked, or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts. And it’s the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States.

 

According to Stroke Center. nearly 800,000 people suffer a stroke per year — nearly three-quarters of which occur in people over the age of 65.

 

As sudden, common, and frightening as strokes can be, you can empower yourself with proactive measures that include knowing the symptoms, understanding how to react, and getting the support you – as a stroke survivor or caretaker – need after a stroke occurs.

 

Strokes and Your Brain Health Infographic from the American Stroke Association & American Heart Association

Step 1. Learn the Symptoms

Stroke symptoms come on very suddenly. Here are some of the most common ones, according to the CDC:

  • Weakness or numbness on one side of the body, including the face, arm, or leg
  • Difficulty speaking or slurred speech
  • Confusion
  • Vision problems
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of balance
  • Coordination trouble
  • Severe headache

 

Step 2. Act FAST

The faster you can intervene when someone is experiencing stroke symptoms, the better. Think “FAST” and remember the following…

 

FAST stands for:

  • FACE: Look for drooping one on side of the face
  • ARM: Does one drift downward?
  • SPEECH: Is speech slurred or distorted?
  • TIME: Call 911 right away if you notice these symptoms

 

Step 3. Prepare for Recovery

After stroke survival, it’s time to make an action plan for getting your loved ones back on their feet. To get started, visit Amramp’s helpful guide for preparing the home for a stroke survivor here. Other helpful resources are also available online, including the Careliving Guide from the experts at stroke.org

 

Don’t let a stroke keep your loved ones from feeling safe and comfortable in their own home. Let Amramp’s total mobility solutions offer the freedom and peace of mind they deserve.

 

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.

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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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Amramp Michigan Helps Tim Tebow Foundation Night to Shine - Kalamazoo

Posted on Mon, Apr 09, 2018

For the second year in a row, the Tim Tebow Foundation reached out to Amramp Western Michigan to provide access to the stage for the 2018 Night to Shine in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Larry Erlandson and Doug Draeger, co-owners of the Amramp Western Michigan franchise installed two wheelchair ramps so all of the honored guests could access the stage.

 

“We are still smiling from ear to ear reflecting on all of God’s blessings over 2018 Night to Shine – Kalamazoo!  Thank you so much for all you did to make it an incredible night for our guests.  We greatly appreciate you donating the use of 2 ramps so all our guests could be crowned on stage!”, commented one of the event organizers.

 

The Tim Tebow Foundation is committed to celebrating people with special needs. The Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs ages 14 and older. On one night, February 9, 2018, 537 churches from around the world came together to host Night to Shine for approximately 90,000 honored guests through the support of 175,000 volunteers.

 

Amramp Western Michigan is based in Holland and has been serving the accessibility needs for the entire state of Michigan since 2006 with residential and commercial wheelchair ramps, lifts and other accessibility solutions. Long term or short term rentals available – even for just one night! For more information, please visit our website www.amramp.com or call Doug or Larry at 616-403-6600.

 

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Amramp and HaveHealth Provide Family Caregiver Guide

Posted on Thu, Nov 09, 2017

A sudden medical crisis can drastically alter your life.

Your everyday routine now focuses on how to help your loved one get better, making frequent hospital visits and often making critical decisions with little preparation or resources.

 

Through this difficult process, you have become a family caregiver — an unpaid family member who helps a loved one with a health condition. There is no formal announcement of your new position, nothing to prepare you for what’s ahead or help you manage your shock and anxiety.

 

Your role as family caregiver includes a number of responsibilities, such as

 

  • Advocating for your loved one to make sure the care team treats the whole person, not just the condition, by communicating what’s important about your loved one and what’s important to your loved one.
  • Alerting the care team to circumstances that may not be readily apparent — such as dementia, substance abuse, medication noncompliance, depression, or hearing loss. These can significantly affect your loved one’s ability or willingness to give hospital staff accurate information.
  • Navigating complex healthcare and insurance systems and coordinate care delivered by multiple medical specialists and nursing shifts.
  • Monitoring changes in medications, especially during transitions between different departments and at discharge, and also report side effects that your loved one may not recognize.

 

Your new role isn’t easy—even physicians and nurses working in hospitals report that being a family caregiver for a hospitalized loved one is much more challenging than they ever realized.

 

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Photo by Josh Appel on Unsplash

 

A free, easy-to-read guide from HaveHealth — How to help your loved one in the hospital: You can make a difference — can help you manage your caregiver responsibilities. It tells you:

  • The three most important things you can do as a family caregiver
  • Three great ways to help manage your loved one’s health in the hospital
  • Three great ways to help prevent common mistakes made in the hospital
  • Three great ways to keep your loved one from having to go back to the hospital

 

Before discharge from the hospital, preparations must be made for taking your loved one home. You may need to make physical adjustments to the living space to accommodate mobility challenges, such as getting up stairs. When you make changes, you’ll want to comply with local zoning laws and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines. A Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) who’s been trained by the National Association of Home Builders can assist you. This specialist has been instructed in home remodeling that helps individuals recover — and grow old — at home.

 

Amramp has the installation process down to a science with factory-trained professional wheelchair ramp installers, not temporary subcontractors. Amramp delivers and installs Amramp wheelchair ramps in as little as one day from each of its 45 locally owned and operated locations across the United States and Canada.

 

Amramp carries a selection of accessibility home essentials, including:

 

View the full selection of Amramp accessibility options at www.amramp.com, call 1-888-715-7598, or contact info@amramp.com.

 

A family medical crisis is overwhelming, but Amramp’s free home visit to evaluate your loved one’s needs and the free HaveHealth guide to managing the hospital stay can help reduce your stress and help you give your loved one the best care possible.

 

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Beth Suereth is the Founder and Managing Partner of HaveHealth. As a Certified Caregiving Consultant and End-of-Life Doula, she teaches family caregivers how to manage the hospital stay. Beth was previously the National Director of Marketing for BioScrip, a home infusion and home care company. Follow her on Twitter at @BethSuereth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

There’s no place like home, set it up to meet your needs

 

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 Ramp Saves Family from Fire

Posted on Wed, Sep 27, 2017

“The quality of the ramp you installed saved me and my husband’s life. We were thinking about an aluminum wheelchair ramp. Thank God, we did not. My neighbors modular home exploded and my trailer home blew up and your ramp was not damaged and safe to use. I highly recommend this ramp and will in the future to others.”                                                             Sincerely, a Clinton, CT Family

 

Just over a week ago, Bob Danek, owner of the Amramp Connecticut & Eastern New York franchise, and the Amramp Connecticut Team installed a wheelchair ramp for a Clinton, CT family to access their new mobile home. This past Friday, less than a week after the ramp was installed, the family was awoken in the middle of the night by a large explosion. Their whole home was rocked by a blast from their neighbors’ mobile home exploding due to being filled with propane. The family quickly tried to exit their home only to find a large debris field and fire all around them. One family member uses a power chair could safely navigate down our steel modular ramp where they safely exited away from their home - which was on fire at the time. There was debris and fire all around them from the neighbors’ unit, which used to be about 100' away.

 

Many homes in the park were damaged from the blast that flew debris up to 100 yards, but our Amramp Modular Ramp survived!

 

Bob Danek remarked, “Upon inspection of our ramp we found no noticeable damage nor shifting of any part of the ramp. The solid structure of our ramp withstood the force of the blast that knocked out both sliding doors and all the windows in their unit. Our ramp allowed them to safely exit their home during this emergency.”

 

The Amramp steel ramp system is made in South Boston, Massachusetts from recycled steel and is cost effective, energy efficient, attractive…and fireproof!

 

Per design standards, wheelchair ramps are an emergency means of egress in a fire and should be fireproof. Amramp meets and exceeds those criteria and is made from the same steel as fire escapes. Wood and aluminum are not fireproof. Aluminum melts in the heat of a fire. Amramp is your trusted source for safe and affordable wheelchair ramps.

 

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 safely with independence and mobility.

 

Ramps can be installed temporarily for short or long-term needs – for purchase or rental. 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 – even for just one day!

 

Amramp also installs stair lifts, vertical platform lifts, overhead patient lifts and other accessibility products – all intended to keep the people safe at home, among loved ones. Visit www.amramp.com to find out more about Amramp.

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Amramp Eastern Tennessee in the News

Posted on Fri, Oct 21, 2016

Dave Taylor and his Amramp Eastern Tennessee team installed a wheelchir ramp for a disabled veteran in Maryville, TN a short while back and his story was recently featured on the local news.

 

You can watch the news clip here now.

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Amramp Exhibits at National PACE Association’s 2016 Annual Conference

Posted on Thu, Oct 20, 2016

 

Elders, geriatric specialists, and entities supporting them are sharing best practices and innovative aging-in-place solutions for independent elder care at the National PACE Association’s Annual Conference Oct. 23-26 in San Francisco at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero Hotel.

 

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The PACE – Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly – Model of Care has its roots in San Francisco’s Chinatown-North Beach community, which realized a pressing need for long-term care services for its immigrant elders in the early 1970s. A committee led by William Gee, DDS, a public health dentist, hired Marie-Louise Ansak to investigate solutions. Working with other community leaders, they formed a nonprofit corporation called On Lok Senior Health Services to create a community-based system of care.

 

The National PACE Association aims to provide leadership and support for growth, innovation, quality, and success of the PACE Model of Care, which is recognized among consumers, health care providers, and government leaders as the most innovative, accessible, valuable, and effective model of care promoting the highest level of independence for individuals with significant health care needs.

 

PACE has grown considerably and currently has 107 programs operating in 32 states, where it offers 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

The keynote speaker for the National PACE Association’s 2016 Annual Conference is Allison Massari, a masterful storyteller with a soul-stirring message that is content-rich with actionable takeways. Burn survivor, renowned artist, and champion of compassion and courage, Allison Massari teaches how to overcome adversity, triumph through change, and thrive with grace. 

 

Amramp joins 25 exhibitors at the annual PACE conference to present and discuss how to continue providing innovative solutions for non-institutionalized, independent elder care.

 

Wheelchair manufacturer and installer Amramp offers innovative accessibility products, including the ADA-compliant, patented modular ramp system. On-site estimates are free and wheelchair ramp and home safety installations are generally within days, often within 24 hours.

 

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

 

 

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Celebrating 26 Years of Americans with Disabilities Act

Posted on Tue, Jul 26, 2016

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#Amramp celebrates the 26th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. #ADA26
https://www.justice.gov/opa/blog/twenty-six-years-americans-disabilities-act-lives-faces-and-stories-behind-ada

 

 

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Amramp to exhibit at 2016 CMSA Conference in Long Beach, CA

Posted on Wed, Jun 15, 2016

The Case Management Society of America's (CMSA) 26th Annual Conference and Expo will be held on June 21-23 in Long Beach, California. The CMSA Conference and Expo celebrates growth in healthcare with networking and educational opportunities. The three-dayevent aims to empower attendees to create their most evolved case management practices.

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The CMSA Conference and Expo is the largest of its kind for professionals in the case management field. This year, theExposition will feature an exhibit from prominent firms in the healthcare industry, like Amramp, which has exhibited at past CMSA conferences as well. The conference will showcase four experienced keynote speakers:

 

 

Continuing Education (CE) hours can be earned at the conference with a focus on:

  • Disease States
  • Healthcare Reform
  • Contemporary Issues in Case Management
  • Transitional Care Considerations

Information on how to receive credit can be found on the conference website. These credits are eligible for organizations such as Certification of Disability Management Specialist (CDMS), Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN), and Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC).

 

Health care case managers at the CMSA Conference and Expo will be exploring:

  • Professionalism in the workplace and ethical practice
  • Care management in the air and on the sea
  • Insights into enhancing transitions and quality of care with out senior population
  • Improving hospital discharge for children with medical complexity
  • America's health literacy problem and the case manager's role
  • ...and much more!

 Amramp greatly looks forward to exhibiting at the 2016 CMSA Conference and Expo to demonstrate our latest accessibility products and advances in accessibility products for eldercare and life transitions at all mobility levels. We hope to see you in Long Beach - Booth 340!

 

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.

  

Increasing mobility everywhere — and helping case managers be their best

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 at NY Metro Abilities Expo - April 29 - May 1

Posted on Thu, Apr 28, 2016

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Amramp will be at the New York Metro Abilities Expo on April 29 - May 1, 2016 at the New Jersey Convention & Expo Center, where we would like to introduce you to all the great things we have to offer! This is the biggest Abilities Expo ever, so you can also look forward to the latest products and services, information-packed workshops and fun activities for the whole family. Don’t miss THE leading event for people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals.

 

There is no charge for admission so come and see:

 

Don't keep it to yourself! Bring your family. Tell your friends. With all of its life-enhancing possibilities, this event is a must-attend for anyone in the Community.

Visit www.abilities.com/newyork as often as possible to check out new show features. Or start the conversation now on Facebook, Twitter and sign up for their monthly e-newsletter.

 

Abilities Expo New York Metro will be here before you know it so mark your calendar now, Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 1 at the New Jersey Convention & Expo Center. Stop by and visit the Amramp Team at Booth 135 to learn more about how Amramp makes your life accessible with our wheelchair ramps, stairlifts, vertical platform lifts and other accessibility products. Click here for directions and parking.

 

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Wheelchair ramps – RENT or Buy | Lifts | Home Modifications | And more!

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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