Wheelchair Ramps: Amramp Provides Access in any Situation

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

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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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.


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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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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 Michigan Helps Tim Tebow Foundation Night to Shine - Kalamazoo

Posted on Mon, Apr 09, 2018

For the second year in a row, the Tim Tebow Foundation reached out to Amramp Western Michigan to provide access to the stage for the 2018 Night to Shine in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Larry Erlandson and Doug Draeger, co-owners of the Amramp Western Michigan franchise installed two wheelchair ramps so all of the honored guests could access the stage.

 

“We are still smiling from ear to ear reflecting on all of God’s blessings over 2018 Night to Shine – Kalamazoo!  Thank you so much for all you did to make it an incredible night for our guests.  We greatly appreciate you donating the use of 2 ramps so all our guests could be crowned on stage!”, commented one of the event organizers.

 

The Tim Tebow Foundation is committed to celebrating people with special needs. The Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs ages 14 and older. On one night, February 9, 2018, 537 churches from around the world came together to host Night to Shine for approximately 90,000 honored guests through the support of 175,000 volunteers.

 

Amramp Western Michigan is based in Holland and has been serving the accessibility needs for the entire state of Michigan since 2006 with residential and commercial wheelchair ramps, lifts and other accessibility solutions. Long term or short term rentals available – even for just one night! For more information, please visit our website www.amramp.com or call Doug or Larry at 616-403-6600.

 

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Reeve Foundation Awards $10,000 for Amramp Wheelchair Ramps in Richmond, VA

Posted on Fri, Aug 18, 2017

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Awards over $800,000 in Quality of Life Grants

More than $22 million awarded since the program's inception

                                                          

News provided by

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

 

SHORT HILLS, N.J., Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, a national nonprofit dedicated to improving quality of life for individuals living with paralysis, announced it has awarded over $800,000 in Quality of Life grants this year. Quality of Life grants support fellow nonprofits that mirror the Reeve Foundation's mission and commitment to foster community engagement, enhance independence and promote healthy self-esteem. The program has awarded over $22 million in grants to over 2,900 programs since its inception in 1999. In the first grant cycle of 2017, $809,291 in Quality of Life grants were awarded to 90 nonprofits nationwide. Funding for the grants is made available through the Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) operated by the Reeve Foundation under a cooperative agreement with the Administration for Community Living in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

 

"We are continually looking for new ways for individuals living with paralysis to reintegrate themselves into the community through our grant programs," said Maggie Goldberg, VP of Policy and Programs. "Whether it is a small grant for a ramp to access a public building, or a larger award to support an accessible community playground or transportation service, each project brings us closer to our ultimate goal of full inclusion and independence."

 

The grants given out for this specific cycle covered a variety of projects including:

 

Ramp Access Made Possible by Students (RAMPS), Richmond, VA— $10,000
This Quality of Life grant will support a nonprofit community service organization based in Richmond in which high school student volunteers build modular wheelchair ramps for individuals living with mobility impairments and elderly people in the community who cannot afford a ramp to get them in and out of their homes safely. RAMPS is the "go-to" organization for the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System's Spinal Cord Injury and Neuroscience units. Grant funds will support AMRAMP Material (hardened modular steel pieces).

 

Bill Grove and the Amramp Richmond team have been working with the RAMPS program for many years to install wheelchair ramps. Together, they have provided more than 200 wheelchair ramps for area residents in Richmond, VA.

 

About Amramp

Amramp is a national manufacturer and installer of commercial and residential wheelchair ramps, stairlifts and other accessibility solutions to keep people safe where they live, work and play. For more about Amramp's modular wheelchair ramp systems and aging-in-place products and services, please contact the National Call Center at 888-715-7598 or visit our website at www.amramp.com.

 

About the Reeve Foundation:

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy. We meet all 20 of the Better Business Bureau's standards for charity accountability and hold the BBB's Charity Seal. The Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) is a program of the Reeve Foundation, and is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Administration for Community Living (cooperative agreement number 90PR3002). For more information, please visit our website at www.ChristopherReeve.org or call 800-539-7309.

 

SOURCE Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

 

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Amramp Exhibits at National PACE Association’s 2016 Annual Conference

Posted on Thu, Oct 20, 2016

 

Elders, geriatric specialists, and entities supporting them are sharing best practices and innovative aging-in-place solutions for independent elder care at the National PACE Association’s Annual Conference Oct. 23-26 in San Francisco at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero Hotel.

 

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The PACE – Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly – Model of Care has its roots in San Francisco’s Chinatown-North Beach community, which realized a pressing need for long-term care services for its immigrant elders in the early 1970s. A committee led by William Gee, DDS, a public health dentist, hired Marie-Louise Ansak to investigate solutions. Working with other community leaders, they formed a nonprofit corporation called On Lok Senior Health Services to create a community-based system of care.

 

The National PACE Association aims to provide leadership and support for growth, innovation, quality, and success of the PACE Model of Care, which is recognized among consumers, health care providers, and government leaders as the most innovative, accessible, valuable, and effective model of care promoting the highest level of independence for individuals with significant health care needs.

 

PACE has grown considerably and currently has 107 programs operating in 32 states, where it offers 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

The keynote speaker for the National PACE Association’s 2016 Annual Conference is Allison Massari, a masterful storyteller with a soul-stirring message that is content-rich with actionable takeways. Burn survivor, renowned artist, and champion of compassion and courage, Allison Massari teaches how to overcome adversity, triumph through change, and thrive with grace. 

 

Amramp joins 25 exhibitors at the annual PACE conference to present and discuss how to continue providing innovative solutions for non-institutionalized, independent elder care.

 

Wheelchair manufacturer and installer Amramp offers innovative accessibility products, including the ADA-compliant, patented modular ramp system. On-site estimates are free and wheelchair ramp and home safety installations are generally within days, often within 24 hours.

 

Your home should be welcoming you, not worrying you

 

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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Historic Friary in Edmonton Now Barrier-Free Thanks to Amramp

Posted on Thu, Sep 15, 2016

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Amramp Alberta Canada Provides Barrier Free Access to Historic Friary

Lorne Wensel and #Amramp Alberta has just completed a 107-foot #barrierfreeaccessramp on the historic #St.FrancisofAssisi Facility. This was the original friary for the Franciscan Order in #Edmonton. The historic 1925 building features Gothic-arched windows on the ground floor and a metal cornice around the roof line. 

 

The building has been renovated and re-purposed by the John Bosco Child and Family Services Foundation. The foundation provides suitable facilities for not-for-profit organizations, assisting them in providing human services to individuals and families, whom -- through no fault of their own -- are struggling with many challenges.

 

The building now has a barrier-free access ramp and will also have a new interior elevator. Once all the renovations and upgrades are completed, not-for-profit organizations will be using it for office space.

 

Amramp Alberta was proud to work on this historic Alberta structure and honors the foundation's  support to the Edmondton community and beyond.

 Call Amramp today for your FREE on-site estimate

 

 

Buy or rent expert-installed wheelchair ramps.

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Amramp Awarded Training Grant for Workers

Posted on Wed, Dec 16, 2015

Massachusetts Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Ronald L. Walker recently announced $8.9 million in Workforce Training Grant funds to encourage economic growth in the state by allowing companies to invest in their workforce with additional training.

Amramp is proud to be among the 87 companies receiving grants to help train more than 7,500 workers across the state.

Amramp, the South Boston-based wheelchair ramp and accessibility company, was awarded $62,000 to train 37 workers at their headquarters. The training will include programs to increase efficiency of the manufacturing and shipping operations as well as programs to improve customer service, time and project management, sales, marketing and accounting skills. The courses will be given by the ManageAssist, Inc., a private licensed school based in New Jersey. Training is expected to begin later this year and continue until mid 2016. 

Amramp manufactures the modular wheelchair ramps at their West First Street location and distributes ramps, stair lifts, overhead patient lifts, vertical platform lifts and other accessibility products through their 45 franchise locations across the US and parts of Canada.

“We appreciate the support of the Baker-Polito Administration,” said Amramp President, Julian Gordon. “This grant will provide training for both manufacturing workers and office personnel. The training will improve the knowledge base of our workers and help to make Amramp more competitive.”

Amramp is the leading company in the United States specializing in modular steel wheelchair ramps, offering sturdy, customizable ramps for disability access that enable the aging and disabled population to remain in their homes with independence and mobility.

Ramps can be installed temporarily for short or long term needs. They are not a permanent modification and do not require footings so they can be installed in almost any type of weather.

Amramp products comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and are available for sale or rental with no minimum time frame and no ramp size restrictions.

For more information on Amramp, please visit our website www.amramp.com.

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Amramp Goes to Wellesley!

Posted on Thu, Nov 05, 2015

The Amramp Boston team just completed installation of a temporary walkway at Wellesley College in that is almost 500 feet long!

The walkway will be used by students, staff and visitors to navigate a detour on the Wellesley, Massachusetts campus during renovations. The 48” wide walkway is ADA compliant and will also accommodate wheelchairs and bicycles.

The landscape architects directing this renovation were concerned about placing asphalt or other solid walkways over the beautiful trees along this route. The solid surfaces can block rain from reaching the roots which may cause the trees to die and change the appearance of this beautiful campus. Amramp’s open mesh surface will allow moisture to pass through to the tree roots and not upset the delicate balance of nature while providing a safe, sturdy walkway for students, staff and visitors.

The Amramp system is made in South Boston, Massachusetts from recycled and 100% recyclable steel and is cost effective, energy efficient and attractive. When the walkway is no longer needed, it will be disassembled and returned to inventory to be re-used somewhere else rather than ending up in a landfill.

Amramp installs wheelchair ramps and other accessibility products throughout the US and parts of Canada at residential homes, businesses, schools and institutions.

Amramp is the leading company in the United States specializing in modular steel wheelchair ramps, offering sturdy, customizable ramps for disability access that enable the aging and disabled population to remain in their homes with independence and mobility.

Ramps can be installed temporarily for short or long term needs. They are not a permanent modification and do not require footings so they can be installed in almost any type of weather.

Amramp products comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and are available for sale or rental with no minimum time frame and no ramp size restrictions.

Amramp also installs stair lifts, vertical platform lifts, overhead patient lifts and other accessibility products. Visit www.amramp.com to find out more about Amramp.

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Amramp Provides Access at Jack Daniel's Invitational BBQ

Posted on Wed, Oct 28, 2015

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Last weekend, @JackDaniel’s_US held their 27th Annual World Championship Invitational Barbecue in Lynchburg, TN – the most prestigious barbecue contest in the world.

Amramp was there providing access with a wheelchair ramp rental for the trailer used as event headquarters. Jack Daniel’s has a lot of volunteers that help with this huge event. Many of them are retirees and they all used the ramp and greatly appreciated being able to get in and out of the trailer so easily this year. Jack Daniel's reached out to Dave Taylor, Amramp Eastern Tennessee to provide a solution for providing easy access to the trailer.

Congratulations to Grand Champion – Cool Smoke from Richmond, VA. They competed with sixty-eight championship teams from the US and 26 international teams from countries including Australia, Bahamas, Canada, Estonia, Germany, Japan, Norway, Poland and South Africa in Lynchburg, TN.

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