Wheelchairs

  1. Does Insurance Cover the Cost of Wheelchair Ramps?

    Does Insurance Cover the Cost of Wheelchair Ramps?

    Are you looking for a new wheelchair ramp to install in your home? While wheelchair ramps can transform everyday accessibility and independence for users, purchasing a ramp can be a financial challenge for many. 

    In this blog, we’ll answer a common question about wheelchair ramp installation– “Will my medical insurance cover this?”.

    Unfortunately, there’s no straightforward answer. While insurance coverage for wheelchair ramps is minimal, plenty of insurance waivers, federal programs, and community resources exist to help reduce the cost of installing a wheelchair ramp in your home. 

    Read on to learn more about if your specific medical insurance may cover a ramp, as well as additional financial aid options available to you. 

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  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

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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. What is a Geri Chair? How to Choose the Right One

    What is a Geri Chair? How to Choose the Right One

     

    Have you heard of a geri chair? Designed for individuals with mobility challenges, geri chairs (also known as geriatric chairs or jerry chairs) offer a comfortable and supportive wheeled seating solution beyond typical wheelchairs and recliners. Depending on you or a loved one's needs, they can offer the perfect balance of mobility and relaxation.

    Here, we'll explore what a geriatric chair is, different types of geri chairs, and what features to consider when shopping for the perfect chair for your lifestyle. 

     

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  10. Will Medicare Cover My Wheelchair ?  Common Insurance Questions Answered

    Will Medicare Cover My Wheelchair ? Common Insurance Questions Answered

    Types of mobility equipment covered by Medicare

     

    Medicare Part B typically covers DME that is medically necessary for individuals at home. This includes mobility equipment like manual/power wheelchairs, mobility scooters, walkers, rollators, and more.

    In all cases, the mobility equipment must be prescribed by a healthcare provider, approved via prior authorization, and the patient must be able to use the device at home. The exact coverage and out-of-pocket costs can vary widely, so it's important to confirm specifics with Medicare or a range for a wheelchair or mobility scooter healthcare provider.

     

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