If you suffer from limited mobility and use a mobility device such as a manual or power wheelchair, a home wheelchair ramp might be just what you need to complete your mobility equation.
What is a home wheelchair ramp?
The purpose of a mobility device is to increase your independence, however many find that without a home wheelchair ramp there are tasks they are unable to complete due to inaccessibility.
Home wheelchair ramps are ideal for homes that have one or two steps connecting rooms, a porch that does not seamlessly lead into the driveway, or homes that have areas that are not easily accessible by a mobility device.
Pride home wheelchair ramps
Thankfully, building a home wheelchair ramp is quite simple when dealing with ramps that fold together. We are proud to offer home wheelchair ramps from our partner, Pride Mobility; an industry leader for folding home wheelchair ramps that are both durable and easy to install.
These ramps are measured as the length from the top step straight to where the ramp will hit the ground and even come in as a single piece and are easily folded for easy transportation. These home wheelchair ramps are also designed so they will easily hold the weight of the patient and the mobility device while still being portable.
I need a home wheelchair ramp. Now what?
If you or someone you know could benefit from the use of a home wheelchair ramp there are a few things you should know before beginning the process of getting this useful accessory.
- Aeroflow will request the patient measure from the top step to the ground.
- After we have this measurement we will provide this information to Pride Mobility and request a quote for a home wheelchair ramp for your exact specifications.
- Insurance companies do not cover ramps as they are not considered medically necessary for the function of mobility device.
- If your doctor prescribes a mobility device they have specified your home environment will support the device, i.e. a home wheelchair ramp is not necessary.
Although home wheelchair ramps are not covered by insurance, (they are used by the patient to use their device to travel outside of their home) they are still very usefully accessories for patients who wish to increase their independence! To speak with a certified Mobility Specialist about home wheelchair ramps give us a call at 888-345-1780. We look forward to hearing from you!