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    A Guide to Modular and Portable Ramps

    Last updated 5 years ago

     

    Today, thanks to companies like All-Ways Accessible, there are a plethora of ways to turn your home or business into a fully accessible space. Modular and portable ramps are available that are simple to maintain, easy to move or replace, and even available for rent. The only hard part of the decision is choosing which sort of ramp to use.

    Modular ramps are typically made out of steel or aluminum, and are bolted together in whatever configuration is best for your space. They can be quite heavy, however, and aren’t particularly portable, yet are easy to disassemble and reassemble should the need arise. When using a modular ramp, make sure that it is built to ADA regulations—these rules are in place to help keep your business a safer place for all visitors.

    Portable ramps come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. They are easy to move, yet sturdy, reliable, and safe. Portable ramps are not as heavy or immobile as modular ramps and can easily be stowed in a vehicle for situations when a ramp isn’t available. Typically made of lighter-grade aluminum than modular ramps, portable ramps are still able to support the weight of multiple trips up and down.

    If you’re in the process of selecting a new ramp for your home or business, consider seeking the counsel of an accessibility specialist. This professional can visit your home or business and advise you on what kind of ramp might work best in your situation.

    To contact All-Ways Accessible for more information on the various types of ramps, wheelchair lifts, and other accessibility supplies, call (800) 684-0270. All-Ways Accessible has been serving customers in New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, and Massachusetts for over fifteen years.

    Does Medicare Pay for Wheelchair Ramps?

    Last updated 5 years ago

    A common question posed to insurance agents is whether or not Medicare covers wheelchair ramps. As this video shows, the answer—like most answers to insurance questions—is slightly confusing.

    In most cases, Medicare will not pay for a wheelchair ramp to be installed in a house. However, if there is only one entrance and exit to the home and the wheelchair user needs a ramp to exit during an emergency, then Medicare will cover the costs of the ramp installation.

    If you live in the Concord, NH area and are interested in learning more about making your house wheelchair-accessible, contact All-Ways Accessible at (800) 684-0270.

    How a Commercial Dumbwaiter Can Impact Your Business

    Last updated 5 years ago

    A dumbwaiter is a device that is designed to carry objects, rather than people, between floors of a building. If you have a multi-level commercial establishment, a dumbwaiter is an economic investment that is worth considering. A commercial dumbwaiter can make a substantial impact on your current business in the following ways:

    • Save Time. Installing a dumbwaiter in your business can increase speed by helping employees complete tasks in a more efficient manner. A dumbwaiter can cut down on the amount of time objects spend in transit, allowing your employees to do their jobs more quickly.

    • Reduce Costs. Using a dumbwaiter is a smart way to cut down on expenses because the same amount of work can be done with fewer employees. In addition, it can reduce your risk for injury lawsuits resulting from employees carrying heavy or cumbersome objects up and down stairs.
    • Conserve Space. Dumbwaiters can be installed in a variety of sizes, spaces, and capacities. Small dumbwaiters can be used to ferry food between stories, while large dumbwaiters can be used for large loads that need to be transported up and down multiple levels.
    • Preserve Employee Strength. Employees who have access to the use of a dumbwaiter can save energy by not lugging heavy loads repeatedly up and down stairs. When employees have more energy, they have more time and an increased ability to focus on the task at hand.

    If your business could benefit from the use of a dumbwaiter, contact All-Ways Accessible of Concord, NH. We can install dumbwaiters in a wide variety of capacities and sizes. Call (800) 684-0270 to find out how we can help your business become accessible for as many customers and employees as possible.

    Gerry Paquette, accessibility specialist at AWA, retires today after 8 years of service. Congratulations Gerry!

    Last updated 5 years ago

    How to Make a Home Safe for an Elderly Person

    Last updated 5 years ago

    Do you fear for your loved one’s safety while he or she moves around his or her home? This video offers a list of ways to make your home comfortable for an aging loved one.  Some of these ways include replacing knobs on doors and faucets and stocking up on easy-to-open foods. Non-skid mats and carpets, as well as keeping a clutter-free home, also help seniors move more comfortably around the house.

    Would you like more advice on how to make a home as safe as possible for an elderly resident? Call All-Ways Accessible at (888) 347- 8830 to learn about the fixtures, appliances, and home safety services we offer.

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