Walking Aids

  1. How to Purchase a Modular Wheelchair Ramp

    How to Purchase a Modular Wheelchair Ramp

    Navigating the world of wheelchair ramps can feel daunting at first– what size do you need your ramp to be? What material? How do you know if your ramp meets ADA guidelines? 

    If you’re unsure of where to start, we highly recommend considering modular wheelchair ramps. These ramps can be highly flexible to your individual, changing needs and offer a balance of cost, durability, and ease of use. They are a great option for both business and residential use.

    In this guide, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about how to buy a modular wheelchair ramp. 

     

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  2. The Renter's Guide to Wheelchair Ramps

    The Renter's Guide to Wheelchair Ramps

    Do you rent an apartment, condo, or home and are in need of a wheelchair ramp? Wheelchair ramps can dramatically increase everyday accessibility for mobility device users. 

    If you would like to install a wheelchair ramp as a renter, you may have a handful of questions, such as: 

    • How do I ask my landlord to approve a wheelchair ramp installation? 
    • Who pays for a new wheelchair ramp?
    • What wheelchair ramps are best for renters?

    This guide will tell you everything you need to know about adding a wheelchair ramp to your rented home, so that you can create more accessible, safe pathways for you or loved ones. 

     

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  3. Your Passport to Accessibility: The Benefits of Portable Wheelchair Ramps for Travel

    Your Passport to Accessibility: The Benefits of Portable Wheelchair Ramps for Travel

    As we grow older or experience illness, accessibility can play a critical role in visiting new destinations.

    If you regularly use a manual or powered wheelchair, power scooter, or rollator, you're all too familiar with the importance of accessibility. There's nothing worse than being excited to visit a bucket list destination or new restaurant, only to find uneven ground that makes it inaccessible to wheelchair users.

    Don't let accessibility limitations negatively affect your travel experience. For those unexpected travel situations, you need portable ramps. In this guide, we'll go over how these access ramps can transform your independence while on-the-go.

     

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  4. Temporary vs Permanent Wheelchair Ramps: Which is Right for You?

    Temporary vs Permanent Wheelchair Ramps: Which is Right for You?

    For customers, loved ones, or anyone with a mobility device, a wheelchair ramp can make a world of difference in everyday life. These ramps let users safely and independently access buildings and places that would otherwise not be possible for them. 

    If you’re a business owner, installing a wheelchair ramp at your business may be mandatory in order to comply with ADA requirements. But these ramps aren’t just for businesses– consider installing a ramp at your home for greater day-to-day accessibility. 

    In this blog post, we’ll cover the differences between a temporary vs permanent wheelchair ramp so that you can make the best purchase decision for your unique needs.

     

    What are Wheelchair Ramps?

    Wheelchair ramps are platforms that make it

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  5. Post-Purchase Care: How to Maintain and Clean Your Wheelchair Ramp

    Post-Purchase Care: How to Maintain and Clean Your Wheelchair Ramp

    Invested in a ramp? Here is a guide on how to prolong the life of a ramp.

    For individuals and loved ones with limited mobility, wheelchair ramps are critical tools to access the world around them. Whether installed in a home setting, or public building, or folded and taken on trips, a wheelchair ramp can provide safety and increased independence for many. 

    Like any other piece of equipment, it’s important to consider periodic maintenance for your wheelchair ramp. This makes sure it remains safe and functional, as well as can significantly prolong its product lifespan. 

    In this blog, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about maintaining your wheelchair ramp– cleaning, proper maintenance, and storage– all to keep it in pristine condition for years to come. 

     

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  6. ADA Guidelines for Mobility Ramps: What Business Owners Need to Know

    ADA Guidelines for Mobility Ramps: What Business Owners Need to Know

    Business owners and ADA requirements- a guide to navigating ADA compliance.

    If you’re a business owner with a physical storefront or office space, it’s important that you understand and comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This civil rights law, which was launched in 1990, is a cornerstone of accessibility requirements for individuals with disabilities. Under Title III of the ADA, all businesses that are classified as “public accommodations”— a term that refers to businesses that are open to and serve the public—  must comply with the ADA. 

    For business owners with physical spaces, ADA compliance includes ensuring that visitors with a mobility device or mobility limitations can safely navigate your building. In practice, this can mean things like offering accessible parking spaces, installing wheelchair ramps to create accessible routes

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  7. Why Installing a Mobility Ramp Is Essential for Your Business And How to Get Started

    Why Installing a Mobility Ramp Is Essential for Your Business And How to Get Started

    Imagine running errands, only to find that you aren't even able to enter a store due to the way their entrance is built.

    As a business owner, it's important to make sure that your business is accessible to customers of varying mobility needs. If your building includes areas with steep curbs, stairs, or other difficult pathways, this may mean installing a mobility ramp.

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) mandates that all companies must make their public facilities accessible to customers with disabilities. For customers who use a wheelchair, walker, or power scooter and may struggle with steps, a mobility ramp can offer the perfect solution to help them safely access your business.

    In this guide, we'll cover the basics of what you need to know about choosing and installing a wheelchair ramp on commercial property.

     

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  8. Navigating the Tax Landscape of Medical Devices – A State-by-State Guide

    Navigating the Tax Landscape of Medical Devices – A State-by-State Guide

    Navigating the Tax Landscape of Medical Devices – A State-by-State Guide

    When purchasing medical devices for personal or family use, your state may impact the overall cost of your items. While most states provide some form of sales tax exemption for medical devices, the details vary from state to state.

    In general, most states provide a blanket exemption for all medical devices, or a tax exemption for medical devices prescribed by a licensed provider. However, there are some exceptions.

    In this blog, we'll provide an overview of medical device taxes in each state.

     

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  9. Rollator vs. Walker: Which is Best For Your Needs?

    Rollator vs. Walker: Which is Best For Your Needs?

    Both walkers and rollators can be incredible, affordable mobility tools for users who struggle to walk around independently. Whether you’re recovering from a surgery, illness, or simply need some extra support, these tools can help users safely maintain an active lifestyle. 

    However, there are some key differences between the two: it’s important that you select the right product for your individual needs. In this blog, we’ll go over the differences between walkers and rollators to help guide you to a confident purchase. 

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  10. Rollator or Walker, Which Is Best for You?

    Rollator or Walker, Which Is Best for You?

    Both rollators and walkers are designed to help people with mobility or balance issues. These aids can provide additional stability, safety, and independence – but which is right for you?

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