Different Types of Entrance and Exit Ramps
Accessibility ramps are a great way to make sure everyone can access the same spaces, regardless of their mobility or medical conditions. There are many types of ramps available, each designed suited to the individual's needs.
Wheelchair ramps are designed to provide access to spaces that are too high for a wheelchair user to navigate. These ramps have hand railings for added stability, non-slip traction surfaces and powder-coated non-slip railings. They can be straight or have 90-degree turns if necessary and are custom-designed for any space or any length.
Portable ramps are great for short-term access and range between 2 - 7 feet in length. They have limited height between the top landing and the bottom of the final walkway and do not have railings. Non-slip traction surfaces are still important for safety and they can be easily moved out of the way or to other areas of the home if needed.
Thresholds are used for single-step access and can be used to bridge the gap between the ground and a slightly elevated doorway.
When considering an accessibility ramp, it's important to ensure it's safe for the user and the caregiver. Look for features such as ease of access for daily activities, non-slip traction surfaces, and longer ramps that are less steep. Metal ramps are recommended as they are sturdier and offer more grip than wood or plastic ramps.
Ramps can benefit those with joint issues or replacements, neurological conditions that affect mobility, and those struggling with daily activities and/or endurance. Let Live In Place assess for - and install - a ramp for your loved one and watch how drastically it can improve their quality of life! Schedule your assessment by contacting our office today!