Posted on November 15, 2016
There’s no place like home for the holidays, as the saying goes — but is your home safe and welcoming for every guest on your list this year?
Consider special mobility issues that may be new this year, or have changed since your last gathering. Maybe you’re hosting your aunt who had her hip replaced last month, or your father-in-law, who just doesn’t get around as easily as he used to. A wheelchair ramp rental or other short-term accessibility solutions from Amramp can help make your festivities a success for everyone on your guest list.
Whatever the case, Amramp can offer the proper mobility solution to ensure that the holidays remain a time of relaxation and togetherness, rather than undue stress of accessibility issues or possible slips and falls.
Here are our four tips to help make your home safer and more accessible for all of your holiday guests:
Wheelchair ramp rentals, even for a day
Avoid last minute panic with one of Amramp’s durable, ADA-compliant ramps that are 100% customized to accommodate 99% of properties. Made of steel, the wheelchair ramps have a gripping texture to prevent skidding or icing. You work hard on maintaining your home, and the steel wheelchair ramps create an aesthetic that’s suitable for residential use and leave no permanent damage.
There is no minimal or maximum rental period, so you can be accommodated no matter how long your guests will be staying. Amramp also provides free on-site estimates on your schedule, and ramps can be installed and removed quickly — even in harsh winter weather.
De-clutter your home
Consider that loved one who use wheelchairs and walkers and other assistive mobility devices will need additional room to maneuver. Kids’ toys, hall tables, baskets for mittens all should be removed for this short time. Consider that your guests, even the ones who have no mobility concerns, may be hard of sight and could trip.
Don’t forget to ditch the area rugs
Area rugs – in the kitchen, the bathroom, bath mats, they’re everywhere. But for the holidays, ditch them if you have older guests, or very young guests who are just mastering walking. They can easily trip, too, area rug or not! Luckily, babies and toddlers don’t land in the hospital though.
Light-up at night
Loved ones – young and old – in unfamiliar places are easily disoriented, especially at night. Don’t spare the nightlights. Battery-operated LEDs that only light up when they detect motion are cheap and efficient, and most importantly effective.
Wondering when to check off a wheelchair rental of your to-do list?
Contact Amramp as soon as possible, so we can ensure that your local expert mobility solution installers – all across the U.S and now in Canada – will be able to meet your needs. Installation can happen as quickly as 24-48 hours after you approve your quote, but being a busy time of year, we encourage you to book ahead.
The holidays are a time to gather close to your loved ones, so welcome them into your home with a safe, affordable short-term accessibility solution from Amramp. Happy holidays to you and yours!
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.