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Amramp to showcase at 2018 HCBS Conference in Baltimore, MD

Posted on Wed, Aug 01, 2018

On August 27th- 30th, the National Home and Community Based Services Conference will be held in Baltimore, MD. This conference will focus on the acknowledgment of innovative technology, encouraging partnerships and showing support for the community. Many important administrations will be present, such as federal, state, and local policymakers and those who administer, manage and deliver waiver and other HCBS programs. Over 1,500 attendees are expected from all 50 states.

 

This conference is run by The National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD), founded in 1964. NASUAD represents the nation’s agencies on aging and disabilities and national policies that support home and community based services for older adults and individuals with disabilities.

 

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Among many, Amramp will showcase its advancements relating to accessible transportation and home related products and solutions like wheelchair lifts, modular wheelchair ramps, portable, lightweight wheelchair ramps, vertical lifts, and threshold ramps. Come learn more than you ever thought you could by listening to guest speakers and attending interactive workshops such as:


  • Aging & Disability 101 for New Directors and First Time HCBS Conference Attendees
  • Housing & Urban Development’s Section 811 Project Rental Assistance Program: Investing in Housing for People with Disabilities & Older Adults
  • No Wrong Door & Lifespan Respite: Sharing a Vision for Connecting Individuals & Their Family Caregivers to Services
  • The Value of Value-Added Benefits: Improving the Lives of Members through Art, Equine, & Pet Therapy Partnerships Atlantic
  • Technology Enabled Tools to Assess & Improve HCBS Programs
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Your home should be welcoming you, not worrying you

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

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Use Technology to Take Control of Your Health Without Leaving Your Home

Posted on Tue, Jul 10, 2018

Technology is giving patients the ability to gain the insight into their health without having to leave their homes. This is great news for those with mobility concerns, avoiding risk of injury such as falls due to weather conditions and terrain.


Each year, 3 million older people are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries. Being able to stay home for routine check-ups could help reduce the staggering amount of injuries.


Technology & Healthcare


Technology is creating roots in our healthcare system, integrating itself into every aspect of the process you’d expect to go through when you see your doctor. In today’s world, you can visit your doctor virtually for a check-up or to seek advice. Healthcare workers are using data from patient phone apps to track blood sugar levels, weight, and many other commonly monitored vitals to gain needed insights to properly assess and diagnose.


The possibilities with technology are endless, and the results have been positive. 80% of physicians are using smartphones and medical apps, and more than 25% of physicians are using mobile technology to provide patient care. Along with the ability to be in communication with patients, technology enables professionals to collaborate. This could be for advanced cases, to gain a second opinion, or just to have everything needed in one place when patients go from one specialty doctor to another. This is the new normal in healthcare.


Your health, healthcare’s future


The American Case Management Association’s (ACMA) 25th Annual Case Management and Transitions of Care Conference’s keynote speaker Dr. Daniel Kraft spoke on “The Future of Health and Medicine: Where Can Technology Take Us” and his clinical and biomedical perspective on technology and its future impact on health care.


Dr. Daniel Kraft Speaking at TedMed


Dr. Daniel Kraft is a Stanford and Harvard trained physician-scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, and innovator with more than 25 years’ experience. He is highly regarded for his insights into the impact and potential of technology in the health and medicine sector.


His talk at the ACMA conference gave an overview of how technology is integrating itself into the everyday lives in the healthcare industry and changing how the whole system works.


Be informed about how the changes could affect you


Watch Dr. Daniel Kraft’s Ted Talk “Medicine’s future? There’s an app for that” to inform yourself further on the ongoing changes in healthcare.



For Amramp customers and the general population, having insight into their health can save them multiple trips to their doctor that can hold up their lives. Technology can help to empower those who often need general check-ups to take their lives back. While consultations would still be required, patients can gain back the time it takes to get to and wait at the doctor’s office.


Amramp has the same spirit of empowerment by offering accessibility solutions like wheelchair lifts, modular wheelchair ramps, portable, lightweight wheelchair ramps, vertical lifts, and threshold ramps enabling them to be as independent as they would like to be.


To read more information about the ACMA conference, click here.

 

Live without the worry of accessibility challenges in your own home.

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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3 Easy Ways for Wheelchair Users to Make Summer Travels Less Stressful

Posted on Wed, May 23, 2018

Summer travels are often overwhelming -- trying to beat the heat while also taking on never-ending lines at the airport can be the makings of wishing you’d never left home. For wheelchair users, there is the added stress of being sure that all accommodations are met to ensure a safe and comfortable experience.

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Wheelchair users and folks facing mobility issues may find these tips & tricks from Creditcard.com’s article “The fully accessible guide to flying for people with disabilities” helpful to make their flying ordeal more pleasant. 

  1.  Be sure to research all airline choices fully before purchasing tickets 

Each airline offers different accommodations, so looking into what can be provided prior to purchasing (generally non-refundable) tickets is the best bet. Major airlines such as Delta and United Airlines are equipped with many services to aid those with mobility concerns.


Delta airlines has a special group of employees, known as Complaint Resolution Official (CRO), that are specifically trained in understanding the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) disability regulations. United Airlines allows you to submit a request online for things such as

  • obtaining an aisle chair,
  • being seated in a chair with a moveable aisle armrest,
  • adjoining seats with a care-provider, and
  • extra legroom.
  1. Call your airline, hotel, and TSA ahead of time to ensure a smooth process

Once you book your ticket, it’s imperative to communicate with those you are traveling with concerning the accommodations you desire. Most are willing to work with you regarding any accommodations needed as long as you call ahead. This gives them time to prepare any equipment or employees that may be needed to assist you. You can also ask for tips on how to make your travel experience easier, such as the boarding process and TSA pre-check.

  1. Take your equipment into consideration

There’s always a chance for something to go not as planned; even the smallest travel setback can cause turmoil. Creditcards.com suggests these considerations for those with a physical disability:

  • Use your own wheelchair or mobility equipment, and check it at the gate. While airlines will provide you with one, using your own equipment can eliminate wasted time and stress from switching from yours to theirs and vice versa.
  • Bring spare parts. If it could break, assume that it will and prepare accordingly.
  • If your wheelchair needs wet-cell batteries or anything that typically isn’t allowed on airplanes, make sure to call ahead and talk with TSA about your equipment needs.
  • Find the right luggage. You want luggage that is easy to handle, protects your medical equipment, and is easy to find in a sea of suitcases.

Many problems that arise at the airport are unavoidable whether it’s lost luggage or a delayed flight, but remember the small things that can be done to prevent the headaches that could’ve been avoided.

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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 recognizes ALS Awareness Month

Posted on Mon, May 01, 2017

May is ALS awareness month, and since Amramp works with so many individuals and families who have been affected by this disease, we want to recognize all the work that advocates are doing to find a cure.

ALS, short for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, is a neurological disease that causes muscle weakness and impacts the way our bodies physically function. Only 5% of ALS cases are familial, meaning that the disease was inherited genetically. This means that 95% of ALS cases are sporadic. It can affect anyone, anywhere.

Since ALS often affects a person's body so rapidly, families look to make urgent changes to create accessible environments for their loved ones. Amramp promises to quickly install the correct ramps and lifts to ensure mobility.

 

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Non-profits like the ALS Association work tirelessly to fundraise, spread awareness, and fund research. According to the ALS Association, here are a few ways you can help the community:

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 for everyone

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Stroke Patients: Safety and Mobility Tips Help You Thrive at Home

Posted on Mon, Feb 20, 2017

Your loved one has just survived a stroke, and they’re just arriving home from the hospital. Their prognosis is good, and you are both are feeling encouraged!

 

The last thing you want to worry about is whether they feel safe and secure in the comfort of their own home. Amramp is here to help, with our top tips and most affordable solutions for safely navigating the home after a stroke.

 

Stroke patients often feel fatigued or disoriented. In an instant, a trip and fall could set your loved one back on the road to recovery. Prevent accidents before they happen by installing ramps to avoid the need to navigate tricky stairways. Ramps are available for short-term rental during recovery. Easier passage means one less thing to worry about! Threshold ramps and safety rails can also provide extra support and easier mobility inside — and outside — of the home.

 

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If a loved one is wheelchair-bound or uses a walker, stair lifts can improve home accessibility tenfold, while offering peace of mind. They are quick to install and easy to use. Stair lifts can provide stroke patients access between floors within a home, between the garage and the home, and beyond, so they are able to make full use of the home they love.

 

Accidents can also happen in the bathroom, where wet surfaces can become slippery. Amramp suggests grab bars and safety rails as important additions for showers, tubs, and toilets.

 

Stroke patients deserve the comfort and convenience that comes with remaining in their own homes. Amramp is here to make sure safety a priority with quick, easy, and affordable mobility solutions.

 

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.

 

   Affordable solutions for stroke recovery at home

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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Winter Weather: Safety and Mobility Tips For Snow

Posted on Mon, Feb 13, 2017

Beautiful as it may be, harsh winter weather presents challenges to everyone.

 

Ice, slush, and freezing rain make walking and driving treacherous. Snow quickly covers important home entryways including stairs, walkways, and driveways. It must be cleared so you can move safely into and out of your home, but it can be heavy and time consuming to remove.

 

With these imminent winter concerns and more, the last thing you should worry about is loved ones with mobility concerns. Amramp can help assure they are safe and comfortable at home by installing a winter ramp rental. A temporary ramp helps ensure they can access and navigate their property, despite what Mother Nature has planned.

 

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Rather than aluminum, wood, or concrete, our ramps are made of steel. Unique Amramp-Grip technology features open mesh ramp surface allows water to pass through. The drainage this creates helps prevent ice buildup that could cause slips and falls. Amramp is proud to offer the most slip-resistant surface available, as well as a design that promotes prompt defrosting.

 

Amramp ramp rentals also feature raised edges and easier wheelchair grip, to create safer and more convenient passage. A temporary rental offers peace of mind when you and your loved ones need it most — and then can be quickly removed when the season changes.

 

Amramp offers free estimates and ramp rentals can be installed quickly and easily. Rent them for as little or as much time as you’d like, at affordable rates. When winter does its worst, make sure your loved ones are safe, protected, and comfortable, with the freedom to come and go as they please.

 

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.

 

 

Peace of mind makes a great winter rental

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

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Amramp Salutes Veterans - Veterans' Day 2015

Posted on Wed, Nov 11, 2015

Amramp Salutes Veterans - Veterans' Day 2015 

When President Wilson first proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day he said, "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…"

Here at Amramp, we also wanted to express our gratitude to those who serve and have served our country and recognize their sacrifice with these images we have collected of each of the five branches of the military. All of us send our gratitude to those currently fighting overseas and to their families. Thank you for your service. 

 Amramp Salutes Air Force Veterans 2015 Veterans Day

Members of the Navy manning the rails

Members of the Coast Guard assisting during the earthquake in Haiti

Two marines mourning a fellow comrade

 Normandy Invasion

Wheelchair ramps installed in days not weeks

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Amramp exhibits at the 2015 NWCDC Conference in Las Vegas

Posted on Fri, Nov 06, 2015

Amramp exhibits at record-breaking NWCDC 2015

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For 23 years the National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference (NWCDC) has provided the best training, top industry experts, first-class networking, and all the latest technologies and services. And this year promises to be the best one yet. The 24th annual National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference (NWCDC) is being held November 11-13, at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, with record-breaking attendance making NWCDC the industry event of the year.  

 The keynote speech this year will be delivered by Dr. Arthur M. Southam of the Kaiser Family Foundation. He will be discussing the importance of providing quality healthcare and how that can mitigate costs of chronic health conditions and other factors affecting claimants.

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The conference portion of the event will be providing an unmatched education on topics such as:

  • How Nurse Case Managers Add Value to Workers’ Compensation Claims
  • Managing Risks and Claims in the Age of Legalized Marijuana
  • Risk Scenarios Live! Mending Physical Medicine Failures
  • Proven Workers’ Comp Claims Management Strategies That Get Results
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NWCDC is also home to the industry’s largest Expo in the nation and features more than 260 exhibitors featuring products and services to help you with your most challenging workers’ comp and disability management problems such as:

  • Rehabilitation
  • Reporting Software
  • Return-to-Work
  • Risk Management
  • Safety
  • Screening
  • Technology
  • Transportation
  • Vocational Rehabilitation

Just in case this sounds like your typical conference, keep in mind that the first day of the event will be ending at Light Nightclub in Las Vegas for a night of food, drinks, and entertainment. 

Amramp is very excited to be participating at this years’ NWCDC conference. Amramp will be demonstrating all our latest products in the field of assistive technology, including:

The Amramp team representing our national network of expert installers looks forward to sharing its expertise with you. See you in Vegas!

For more on the National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference, explore the complete program on the NWCDC website.

 

Wheelchair ramps installed in days not weeks

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

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Amramp Salutes Parents Who Rock Halloween

Posted on Fri, Oct 30, 2015

Amramp Salutes Parents Who Rock Halloween 

In honor of Halloween, Amramp wanted to share the admirable efforts of parents who have children with mobility concerns and the creative costumes they've made – the hit of every Halloween party. From rockers to princesses, every child gets to be exactly what he/she wanted to be, despite having to use a wheelchair. Get inspired and share your costumes with us!  

Amramp Salutes Parent Who Rock Halloween Award for Princess and the Pea Wheelchair Halloween Costume

Amramp Salutes Parent Who Rock Halloween Award for DJ Wheelchair Halloween Costume

Amramp Salutes Parent Who Rock Halloween Award for Mario Wheelchair Halloween Costume 

Amramp Salutes Parent Who Rock Halloween Award for Kiss Drummer Wheelchair Halloween Costume

Amramp Salutes Parent Who Rock Halloween Award for Mr. Rogers Wheelchair Halloween Costume

Amramp Salutes Parent Who Rock Halloween Award for Cinderella Wheelchair Halloween Costume 

Wheelchair ramps installed in days not weeks

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