Posted on January 14, 2016
Jason Vandevander and the Amramp West Virginia team installed this wheelchair ramp during a light snow storm in Mill Creek, WV.
Even light storms like this can make stairs and pathways icy, slippery and dangerous.
Imagine trying to lift someone in a wheelchair up several steps covered in snow and ice. It’s dangerous for both the person in the wheelchair and whoever is lifting the chair.
A ramp provides a safe pathway in or out of a house and prevents falls and injuries for someone who uses a wheelchair, cane or walker or who is just unsteady on their feet.
The ramp provides safe and easy access to the outside world. People using wheelchairs or who struggle with stairs don’t want to be stuck in the house for two or three months during the winter because they can’t navigate the stairs at their front door. A ramp gives them an opportunity to connect with friends and family, enjoy community activities, go shopping, etc. It makes getting to medical appointments much easier.
Amramp wheelchair ramps can be RENTED, even just for the winter to provide a safe, non-slip surface with safety railings.
The Amramp wheelchair ramp with its unique open mesh surface lets snow and moisture pass through, preventing dangerous ice film. Aluminum, wood and concrete ramps have solid surface which allow snow and moisture to accumulate.
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 without damaging the housing structure as they are not a permanent modification to the home. 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 provides an array of aging-in-place products and services such as stair lifts, vertical platform lifts, overhead lifts, portable showers, pool lifts and more across the US and parts of Canada.
For more about Amramp’s wheelchair ramp and aging-in-place products and services, or free on-site estimates, please visit our website at www.amramp.com or contact Amramp’s National Customer Service Center at 888-715-7598.