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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

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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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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

NWCDC Conference Logo - source: wcconference.com

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.

NWCDC conference photo with speaker onstage addressing audience - source: wcconference.com

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
NWCDC Conference Photo of Expo Hall - source: wcconference.com

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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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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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

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Fire-ready? Elders’, wheelchair users’ lives depend on it

Posted on Fri, Oct 09, 2015

Reproduced from NFPA's Fire Prevention Week website, www.firepreventionweek.org. © 2015 NFPA. 

For most of us, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Fire Prevention Week means making sure your smoke detectors are working. For people with mobility concerns and for wheelchair users, fire safety requires additional preparation and planning. Here are a few tips to help you – or those you care about – be fire-ready:

Fire-Ready Tip 1 – Develop a fire-escape plan so you know what to do. According to an NFPA survey, three-quarters of Americans have a home-fire escape plan, but more than half never practiced it. When crisis happens at home, work, or anywhere you routinely spend time, you don’t want to have to figure out what to do while in a state of panic.

In addition to evacuation routes, the NFPA Fire Prevention Week Campaign focuses on having fully operational smoke alarms in your home so that in the event of a fire, particularly one in the middle of the night, you are made aware soon enough to get out.

Amramp modular wheelchair ramp that a woman in Michigan used to escape her home during a fire; unlike a wood or aluminum ramp the durable steel Amramp ramp is completely in tact

Fire-Ready Tip 2 – If possible, plan for the possibility of not being able to reach your wheelchair. Amramp installed a modular wheelchair ramp for a woman who later suffered a fire in her home. She didn't have time to get to her wheelchair, so she held onto the furniture to make it to the front door. She was able to use the railings on the ramp to get to safety.

The Amramp modular ramp that was reinstalled after the fire

Fire-Ready Tip 3 – Invest in a wheelchair ramp and other equipment that will withstand high heat. In the case of the woman mentioned above, soon after she made it to safety, the aluminum front door melted. This is a dangerous failing of other ramps on the market that are made of aluminum or wood. In the intense heat of a fire aluminum melts and wood burns. Due to the durable steel that Amramp ramps are manufactured with, once they scraped the melted aluminum off, they were able to dismantle and reinstall the ramp at her new home the day after the fire.

Another Amramp client, who was a veteran, suffered a house fire in Hazelton, PA. He and his wife were able to escape using their Amramp wheelchair ramp provided through the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Another man managed to escape his quickly engulfed home in Fair Oaks, NC, by using the Amramp modular wheelchair ramp provided by his church. His ramp was also dismantled and re-installed at his mother’s house right away after the fire.

Per design standards, wheelchair ramps are a “means of egress” in a fire and should be fireproof. Amramp modular ramps are made of the same steel used in fire escapes and provide a stable, fireproof exit in the case of fire. Contact Amramp for independent test lab data on ramp-fire safety.

Home fires killed an average of eight people every day in 2013; half of these deaths resulted from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when most people are asleep. It is crucial to prepare yourself, your family, and your home so that you have the best possible chance to escape a fire should one occur. It is even more vital for wheelchair users and people with mobility concerns. 

For more information on how to prevent a fire in your home check out the NFPA website.

If you would like to learn more about Amramp’s fireproof modular ramp system

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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.”

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Amramp exhibits at Abilities Expo Boston 2015

Posted on Mon, Sep 21, 2015

Recap of Abilities Expo 2015 in Our Hometown of Boston! 

Abilities Expo Logo 

Amramp had an exciting weekend at this year's Abilities Expo, which was held the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (Hall C) September 18-20. This annual convention is unique in that it is geared toward all ages and all disabilities. There was 3 days of workshops, cutting-edge assistive technology, and fun activities for the whole family. Everyone from children with disabilities to aging seniors was welcome and the event was free.

The workshops offered at the conference covered a wide range of topics but some of the highlights included:

Floor mural by  Zot Artz Art Happening using adapted art tools

Since this conference is, at is core, meant to serve the entire community from children to wounded veterans to seniors, as well as their families and caregivers, there were many fun activities and events for everyone to enjoy, including:

 One Abilities Expo exhibitor demonstrating the most cutting edge assistive technology

Amramp is honored to have been counted among the exhibitors who were demonstrating the most cutting-edge assistive technology including:

We had a great time at Abilities Expo and are looking forward to next year!

 

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