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  1. How to Rent a Wheelchair Ramp for Your Home, Business, or Event

    How to Rent a Wheelchair Ramp for Your Home, Business, or Event

    Do you need the accessibility that a wheelchair ramp provides, but don’t want the time commitment or cost of purchasing one? For short-term use, renting a wheelchair ramp can be an affordable way to accommodate mobility device users at your home, business, or event space. 


    In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about renting a temporary wheelchair ramp. 

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  2. The Comprehensive Guide to the Best Wheelchair Ramp Materials

    The Comprehensive Guide to the Best Wheelchair Ramp Materials

    Wheelchair ramps are essential for improving the quality of life, enhancing mobility, and promoting independence for those who use wheelchairs and other mobility devices.

    Whether you're adding a more accessible ramp for your home or investing in commercial ramps for a business, choosing the right material can play a significant role in the safety and maintenance costs of your ramp in the long run. In this guide, we'll explore the top materials used in constructing wheelchair ramps, helping you make the ideal decision for your specific needs.

    Factors to Consider 


    Selecting the best material for your wheelchair ramp involves weighing several factors, including durability, maintenance requirements, weight capacity, ease of installation, portability, and resistance to weather.

    1. Durability: How long do you expect the ramp to last? Are you ok with ordering a replacement within five years, or do you need a model to
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  3. Never Miss a Game: The Football Fan's Guide to Meeting Mobility Needs

    Never Miss a Game: The Football Fan's Guide to Meeting Mobility Needs

    Football season is finally here! As a fan, there's nothing quite like the thrill of being in the stands, cheering for your team and soaking in the atmosphere.

    For those with mobility restrictions, going to a game can sometimes feel like a daunting task. Sitting for hours at a time, endless stairs, and dealing with inclement weather can put a damper on even the most exciting games.  In this blog post, we'll go over everything you need to know to enjoy a game day without sacrificing your comfort or safety.

    Before Game Day

    • Check for accessible seating: Review seating options online, or contact the venue to ask for their accessible seating options. This is especially important if you use a wheelchair or powerchair since they usually require special seating preferences. Even if you don’t require accessible-assigned seating, you may want to intentionally purchase seats at the end of a row for more legroom and easier transfers.
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  4. How to Build a Wheelchair Ramp and Is It Worth It?

    How to Build a Wheelchair Ramp and Is It Worth It?

    Wheelchair ramps can play an important role in making your house accessible to those with mobility challenges. 


    If you decide on installing a wheelchair ramp in your home, your next question might be: do I build it myself or purchase a pre-made wheelchair ramp? There are benefits and drawbacks to each, depending on your skill level, budget, ramp needs, and more. 


    In this blog, we’ll go over the pros and cons of each wheelchair ramp type (purchased vs DIY), as well as a “middle ground” option that we highly recommend for home wheelchair ramps. 

    Build a Wheelchair Ramp Yourself

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  5. 5 Top-Rated Adjustable Home Care Hospital Beds

    5 Top-Rated Adjustable Home Care Hospital Beds

    Looking for a more comfortable sleep experience for yourself or a loved one? Adjustable home care beds can provide all the adjustability and positioning benefits of a hospital bed, while matching your bedroom decor and traditional mattress sizes. 

    Read more to learn about the difference between an adjustable home care bed and hospital beds, electric vs manual home care beds, and the top rated adjustable home care beds on the market today.

    What are Adjustable Home Care Beds?

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  6. 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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  7. Vehicle Wheelchair Lift or Ramp: Which is Best for You?

    Vehicle Wheelchair Lift or Ramp: Which is Best for You?

    Do you or a loved one frequently use a mobility aid but want to live an active and travel-friendly lifestyle? Vehicle wheelchair ramps and vehicle wheelchair lifts make it easy to transfer heavy mobility aids (such as a wheelchair or power scooter) into a vehicle. 

    In this guide, we'll go over the differences between a wheelchair vehicle ramp vs lift, and which option may be best suited for your needs.

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  8. Top 11 Pressure Relief & Alternating Pressure Mattresses for Better Patient Comfort

    Top 11 Pressure Relief & Alternating Pressure Mattresses for Better Patient Comfort

    Looking for the best alternating pressure mattress or pressure relief mattress for you or a loved one? We’ve got you covered– here’s everything you need to know to find the perfect model of mattress for your needs and budget. 

    To start, let’s go over exactly what pressure relief and alternating pressure mattresses are and how it can benefit you or a loved one. They are specialized mattresses that are designed to distribute weight and reduce pressure points evenly. 

    Benefits of these mattresses include: 

    • Improved sleep and help
    • Prevention of health conditions like bed sores, pressure ulcers, and poor circulation
    • Spinal support
    • And more…

    While pressure redistribution and alternating pressure can benefit almost everyone, these mattresses are particularly important for users who: 

    • Want to prevent pressure ulcers and bed sores
    • Experience
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  9. 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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  10. 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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