Wheelchair Ramps: Amramp Provides Access in any Situation

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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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 exhibits at the 2016 ILTCI Conference in San Antonio

Posted on Fri, Mar 04, 2016

 

The Intercompany Long Term Care Insurance Conference Association (ILTCI) will host its 16th annual conference for nearly a thousand business professionals at the Grand Hyatt Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas, from March 13 – March 16, 2016. The conference will focus on “Transforming the Options and Refining the Risk” in long-term care. Participants from insurance companies, health care facilities, financial organizations, and regulatory communities will network in this interactive environment.

 

ILTCI conference highlights include

 

Educational opportunities will also be provided at the conference. A 2-day CLTC Master Class will be offered for attendees who are interested in pursuing their “Certified in Long-Term Care” (CLTC) designation. There will also be an Actuarial Professionalism Course to include the Code of Conduct, Standards of Practice, and other guiding principals of LTC.

 

For a complete listing of all conference sessions, speaking and exhibitor information, schedule and more, visit the ILTCI Conference website.

 

Amramp is delighted to exhibit at the ILTCI conference, where we’ll showcase our latest Aging-in-Place products and advances in accessibility. The event promises to bring movers and shakers in the industry together, and we hope to see you in San Antonio!

 

 

 

Long-term care insurance should offer peace of mind — period

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Please contact Amramp’s National Customer Service Center 888-715-7598

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ILTCI Conference Celebrates 15th Year, Invites Amramp to Colorado

Posted on Tue, Mar 17, 2015
The annual Intercompany Long Term Care Insurance Conference (@ILTCI) will soon be celebrating its 15th year March 22nd-25th at the Broadmoor in mountainous Colorado Springs, Colorado. Amramp looks forward to joining in the discussion and learning new information at the premier conference in the Long Term Care Insurance Industry. This year, more than 1,000 attendees are expected to attend, including agency professionals, care providers, organizations and associations, as well as family caregivers.

The conference schedule aims to “provide a collaborative, professional, and educational exchange where long term care (LTC) issues can be addressed in new and meaningful ways.” Another highlight: plenty of opportunities to meet and network with leaders in the insurance and technology field. The Long Term Care industry is constantly evolving, and a conference like ILTCI provides a meeting of minds where new ideas and solutions can flourish. As the largest generation of Americans – the Baby Boomers – settle into retirement, Long Term Care is going to play a huge part in their lives in the years and decades to come.

Highly anticipated keynote speaker Captain Mark Kelly will share his moving story about navigating Long Term Care following a disabling family event; his titles have included astronaut, retired Navy Captain, naval aviator, and bestselling author and prostate cancer survivor.

The conference will also host 50 learning sessions in eight educational tracks including:

  • Actuarial
  • Alternative Solutions
  • Claims & Underwriting
  • Combination Products
  • Finance, Management & Operations
  • Legal, Compliance & Regulatory
  • Marketing
  • Sales, Distribution & Technology

In addition to these classes, the conference will also offer optional CLTC (Corporation for Long Term Care) certification courses, such as a discounted-rate “Master Class” and an “Advanced Sales & Marketing Program” with practice-enhancing selling concepts and marketing innovations. In addition, attendees may opt to take a SOA (Society of Actuaries) Professionalism Course and a 3-hour session from the Alzheimer’s Association about awareness, research, and disease management.

Amramp is thrilled to be one of more than 90 Long Term Care industry vendors exhibiting at the 2015 ILTCI Conference’s first-ever exhibit hall. We look forward to meaningful discussions, learning about the latest in the Long Term Care industry, and sharing about our accessibility products with experienced professionals in the field.

For people who require long-term care, Amramp’s products and services can be the difference between staying in their homes safely and being institutionalized. Individuals of all ages and mobility levels choose Amramp’s patented fireproof modular ramps, which can be modified to fit any job including homes, businesses, indoor, outdoor, and for short-term rent or for purchase, depending on the client’s time frame. Owner-operated franchise partners are located across the U.S. and Canada providing fast, friendly quotes and expert installations.

Stop by Booth #75 to say hello and learn about Amramp's full line of accessibility solutions including wheelchair ramps, stair lifts, vertical platform lifts, threshold and transition ramps, portable ramps, portable showers, pool lifts and more.

Amramp Makes Life Accessible

Wheelchair ramps installed within 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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