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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.

 

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Elders able to wait out home value slump safely

Posted on Tue, Mar 20, 2012

Older Americans can make their homes safer while aging in place and waiting for the real estate rebound with wheelchair ramps, portable showers, and more.

The collapse of the housing market has been especially devastating for elders who had planned to move to a setting where their needs would be met as they got older. That plan probably depended on selling their current home. But home sales are stagnant, and property values have dropped drastically.

For most elders, their homes are their most valuable assets. Older people cannot wait for the home sales market to rebound; it’s too far off, as the latest reports show:  Nationwide, February home sales hit their lowest level since 2002.  www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-03-21/u-s-february-existing-home-sales-fall-to-4-88-million-rate.html

Fortunately, more products and services are available to modify an older home in ways that will make it safe and comfortable for elders as their needs change.

One example is a ramp that makes it easy for seniors to access their homes in the event of a medical procedure or long-term issue that affects their mobility. Amramp rents and sells steel ramps that can be installed at any type of home on short notice.

If your plan to move has been thrown off course, you first need to survey your home to determine what’s needed to make it safer.

  • Grab bars are a must and easy to install.
  • A walk-in tub can be installed in an existing bathroom.
  • A portable shower can be rented from Amramp.
  • Scatter rugs should be removed, to avoid falls.
  • Lighting should be improved.
  • Books, magazines, and other items that can be tripped over should be put out of the way.

As the population ages, the number of services designed to help elders has grown. The cost can be affordable, and the amount of service offered can be flexible.

Housekeeping services abound; check local media or the web for local companies and national franchises.

  • Housekeeping services abound; check local media or the web for local companies and national franchises.
  • Homemaker services can help with medication and hygiene.
  • Meals on Wheels for those unable to prepare a hot meal.
  • Supermarket delivery services, some are free of charge.

Access outside and within the home is the most important factor for those who are “aging in place.” Amramp’s wheelchair ramps – and wide range of aging in place products – are ideal for people in wheelchairs and those who use walkers or canes. They can be rented for a day, a week, or longer or purchased.

Amramp also offers a wide range of aging-in-place products for sale, including:

  • Portable showers
  • Stair lifts
  • Automatic door openers
  • Vertical platform lifts
  • Pool lifts
  • Threshold ramps
  • Grab bars
  • Overhead patient lifts

Amramp’s patented steel-mesh platform does not collect moisture, allowing rain and snow to fall through. And because the ramps are modular, they are suited for all types of homes, including historic ones. They are far less expensive and obtrusive than permanent ramps, which can detract from a home’s appeal, for when the real estate market does come back.

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No More Sponge Baths! Amramp introduces new Portable Showers

Posted on Tue, Aug 16, 2011

We often take for granted how a daily activity like showering can turn into a major challenge when you are injured or mobility-impaired.

While living primarily on the ground floor of a home may be a necessity, often these homes do not have first-floor showers. What do you do when you are unable to climb upstairs to a second-floor bathroom, or if your home is laid out in such a way that a shower is inaccessible? Is your only option to take a sponge bath or shower out of the sink?

There are other alternatives available: Amramp recently introduced a product that allows you to safely and easily set up a portable, roll-in shower in almost any room of your home within proximity of a sink faucet.

Perhaps you’ve lived in your house for years and even decades, and you don’t want to have to give up living there just because you are no longer able to use the stairs. Or you may have been injured – and it’s only a temporary situation – but you want to be able to take a real shower during your recovery. If so, Amramp’s portable shower offers a quick solution.

An Amramp portable shower:

  • Is affordable
  • Can be used anywhere that warm water is available in the home
  • Does not require a plumber to install – it easily adapts to your existing faucet
  • Is easy to clean and sanitize
  • Can conveniently be stored between uses
  • Reduces your risk of infection and skin damage by rinsing skin with fresh, clean water
  • Removes soap better than a sponge bath
  • Helps your caregiver avoid back injuries.

Affordability, portability, and ease of installation are not the only areas of concern here. Research performed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) estimated that 234,000 people aged 15 and older seek emergency room treatment every year due to bathroom injuries. This injury rate increases with age, with people over 65 more likely to be injured and in more serious ways, such as fractures. Two thirds of these injuries were women, and two thirds happened in a shower or a tub. Amramp’s portable shower allows you to remain in a wheelchair or seat while you use it.

Why spend tens of thousands of dollars constructing a new bathroom on the first floor of your house? Why settle for sponge baths when there is an easy, affordable, portable, non-invasive alternative?

A portable shower from Amramp lets you shower safely and conveniently.
Contact Amramp today to schedule a free on-site estimate
Please contact Amramp’s National Call Center 888-817-8798

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