Wheelchair Ramps: Amramp Provides Access in any Situation

Amramp to exhibit at AASC’s national service coordinator conference in Austin

Posted on Mon, Jul 23, 2018

The American Association of Service Coordinators will feature Amramp’s abundance of home accessibility products and solutions— modular ramps, stair lifts, portable ramps, platform lifts and moreat it’s 2018 National Service Coordinator Conference in Austin, Texas on August 19-22.

 

Join Amramp and service coordinators from around the country as they gather to learn on ways to enhance their care through workshops and network with other professionals.


Attendees will become subject matter experts after attending workshops with topics of interest that may include:

  • Falls & Falls Risk Prevention
  • Disabilities
  • Intersections in Health & Housing
  • HUD Regulations
  • Fair Housing

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The conference will feature 4 distinguished keynote speakers:

The exhibit hall will be open on Monday, August 20 in between general sessions and workshops. Amramp will showcase their array of accommodating products that service coordinators could potentially take advantage of in the future. Be sure to stop by at our booth, we looking forward to meeting with you in Austin!


Your home should be welcoming you, not worrying you

 

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

 

Tags: mobility solutions, National Service Coordinator Conference, service coordinator

ADA experts Amramp to exhibit at AIA's NYC architecture conference and expo

Posted on Fri, Jun 01, 2018

ADA experts at Amramp will showcase ADA-compliant building accessibility solutions to the American Institute of Architects (AIA)’s 23,000+ design professionals at its immersive AIA Conference on Architecture 2018 from June 21-23 at the Javits Center in New York City.


As the largest annual gathering of architect professionals in the US, attendees of this "Blueprint for Better Cities" event will learn how leading industry experts are making a positive difference in cities around the world. The event will focus on architecture that considers health and resilience as critical factors, with an emphasis on taking care of ourselves, as well as the environment.

Conference highlights include:

Additionally, the Architecture Expo will feature expo floor sessions hosted by more than 130 innovative building product manufacturers, including Amramp.

 

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Amramp team members will be on-hand to showcase breakthrough products -- wheelchair ramps, stair lifts, pool lifts, vertical lifts, portable showers, and more -- to improve patient experience and support the work of health-focused building professionals across the county.

 

Enjoy this cutting-edge conference agenda, and don't forget to see best-in-class accessibility solutions at Amramp’s exhibitor booth!



Designed for better health: architecture of the future

Your home should be welcoming you, not worrying you

 

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Tags: ADA ramps, accessibility solutions, mobility solutions, ADA standards, accessible design, AIA Conference

Amramp helps senior population safely age in place at home

Posted on Tue, May 15, 2018

As the saying goes, there's no place like home. Ideally, it's where you feel most relaxed and safest — where you feel like you belong.

 

But what if you didn't? What if being at home started to make you feel nervous, or completely isolated?

 

It may be difficult to imagine, but unfortunately, this is the harsh reality for aging seniors who haven't taken steps to make aging in place more comfortable. They often find themselves without access to certain parts of the home, or the freedom to safely enter and exit at will.

 

Or consider during an emergency – will you or your loved ones be able to escape harm’s way in case of fire?

 

Even simple tasks like climbing the front steps, checking the mailbox, or getting upstairs to bed can become nearly impossible.

 

Staircases and thresholds that were previous unnoticed can quickly become danger zones. Bathrooms can be all but off-limits with the hazards they present.

 

So how can seniors reclaim their living spaces — and the lives they love? Fortunately, there are many manageable proactive steps to safely age in place. Amramp has helped thousands of elders (and families facing mobility issues) make it possible for the aging population across the country.

 

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8 tips to age in place safely

 

  1. Consider a ramp. This is a sensible first step to accessing or exiting the home safely, and at will. Ramps help aging seniors feel more liberated and better connected to the outside world. Ramps make sense event for folks who don’t use wheelchairs or walkers. Better not to wait until a stair accident happens.

 

“Ramps make sense for seniors who are at the stage of stairs presenting a challenge,” said Julian Gordon, Founder & President of Amramp, a leading wheelchair ramp and aging-in-place expert installers nationwide and in Canada.

 

 

  1. Install a stair lift. Whether it's four stairs leading up to the front door, or 20 up to a second-floor bedroom, staircases of any size can be frustrating and dangerous to seniors with mobility concerns. Indoor or outdoor stair lifts can be installed quickly and are easy to use independently.

 

“There’s a common misperception out there that folks have to move out of their two-story homes,” Gordon said. “Consider the cost of moving, finding suitable – and affordable – housing, and disruption to older folks who, quite frankly, may simply not be up for a drastic change at their stage of life.”

 

 

  1. Make grab bars handy. Safety grab bars are one of the easiest ways for aging seniors to get assistance with the kinds of tasks that are routinely done at home, from bathroom trips, to showers, and beyond.

 

“This is the first place to start, and helps folks of all ages. Consider grandchildren who have to hoist themselves up to the toilet,” Amramp’s Director of Marketing Barbara Gayton said. “How many bathroom accessories have been ripped from the studs when a little one needs some help. For an elder, that scenario, sadly, often leads to a trip to the ER. Grab bars simply make sense.”

 

  1. Lower counters and sinks. Help seniors utilize kitchen spaces by considering an adjustable sink or counter space, or remodel to lower sinks for seniors in wheelchairs.

 

  1. Widen doorways and entry points. Seniors can feel stuck if they're blocked from certain spaces in the home because their wheelchair or walker can't fit through the doorway. A simple solution to freely moving about the home is widening doorways to accommodate.

 

  1. Consider a portable shower. For seniors who are temporarily unable to navigate to the shower, the shower can come to them. Portable, roll-in showers make this an option, and can be used wherever there is warm water.

 

“Not just for seniors but also for folks coming home from a procedure or injury. Let’s face it, most homes simply are not set up for life’s unexpected challenges,” Gayton said. “Amramp proudly helps families manage these disruptions and prevent additional injury to the loved one and the caretaker.”

 

 

  1. Install handrails. Making full-grip railings more accessible and pronounced helps prevent falls. The PromenAid Handrail blends with every decor, indoor or outdoor.

 

  1. Cover thresholds and transition points. Threshold and entry ramps help anyone in a scooter, wheelchair, or walker pass through doorways and raised landings. They're also handy for anyone unsteady on foot.

 

Amramp offers quick installation and products that are designed to promote aging in place while meeting ADA standards.

 

Bringing new meaning to “safely at home”

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

 

 

Tags: mobility solutions, ADA standards, aging-in-place, aging life care

Amramp to exhibit at ACMA's case management conference in Houston

Posted on Thu, Apr 12, 2018

The American Case Management Association (ACMA) welcomes Amramp’s accessibility solutions— wheelchair ramps, stair lifts, pool lifts, vertical lifts, portable showers, and more—at  its 25th Annual Case Management and Transitions of Care Conference on April 24 - 27, 2018 in Houston.

 

More than 2,000 case management and transitions of care professionals will connect at the George R. Brown Convention Center to shape the future of case management, including length-of-stay reduction, transitional-care planning, social determinants of health and public policy, and more.

 

Attendees will benefit from conference content including:

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Sessions including:

 

The ACMA event will also feature 8.5 hours of dedicated exhibit time, where attendees can connect with industry partners and learn about the latest produces and resources available.

 

Amramp will be on-hand to showcase breakthrough products to improve transition of care and support the dynamic needs of case managers and their patients -- bringing patients home sooner and more safely with Amramp’s wheelchair ramps, stair lifts, pool lifts, vertical lifts, portable showers.

 

We look forward to meeting you in Houston, so stop by and see us at our booth!

 

 

Helping you navigate the same comforts of home with innovative solutions

 

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Tags: mobility solutions for case managers, mobility solutions, Case management conference, ACMA Conference

Amramp accessibility solutions at AOTA occupational therapy conference

Posted on Sun, Apr 01, 2018

The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) will host its 2018 Conference & Expo from April 19 - 22, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

The event is expected to attract more than 10,000 attendees to Salt Palace Convention Center, making it the world's largest gathering of occupational therapy professionals.

 

Amramp will join practitioners, students, and other industry members coming together to learn about AOTA’s Vision 2025 and catch a glimpse into the future of occupational therapy.

 

Conference highlights include the ability to earn up to 24 contact hours, as well as an all-new focus on tech-based sessions. Attendees will have the chance to learn from 1,200 educational and poster sessions on topics such as:

  •    Beyond the Individual: Occupational Therapy's Role in Public Health
  •    Assistive Technology for the Client with a Progressive Disorder: From Pencil to Power Wheelchair
  •    Implementing the Use of Functional Cognitive Assessments in Home and Community-Based Practice Settings for Clients with Mild Stroke
  •    Increasing Community Participation for Individuals Aging with a Long-Term Physical Disability

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Additionally, attendees will hear from dynamic Keynote Speaker Nyle DiMarco, winner of “Dancing With the Stars” and “America’s Next Top Model,” advocate for American Sign Language; Honorary Spokesperson for Language Equality and Acquisition for Deaf Kids (LEAD-K); and Founder of the Nyle DiMarco Foundation. A champion for the deaf community, he will speak to audience members about his inspirational occupational journey.

 

The AOTA event will also feature an expo of industry products and job opportunities for students and practitioners. Amramp will be on-hand to showcase breakthrough products to improve patient transitions and support the rehabilitative work of occupational therapists.

 

Stop by the Amramp booth and see us — we look forward to meeting you in Salt Lake City!

 

 

Move forward with leading professionals breaking through the future of mobility 

 

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

 

 

Tags: mobility solutions, occupational therapists, AOTA conference

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

Tags: mobility solutions, mobility concerns, snow, snow safety

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

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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.

 

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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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