Category: EZ-ACCESS Ramp

Spring Forward with Maintenance Tips for Your Home Access Equipment

With birds chirping, the sun shining and temperatures rising, spring has finally arrived. Before you head out to enjoy the weather with your family, first take the time to ensure your access solution is in prime working condition for the heavy springtime traffic ahead. By following these simple tips from EZ-ACCESS, you will be ready to enjoy the outdoors in no time!

Give Your Access Equipment the Spring Sweep

Use a broom to brush off any loose debris to help guarantee that the traction on your ramps, mats, and lifts, have not been compromised by the winter weather.

Tackle the Tough Spots

Use a garden hose to rinse off the entire aluminum mobility ramp to prepare it for cleaning. If you come across any areas with mud or clay, soak these areas to allow the mud to loosen.

Keep it Clean

Take a damp towel and dab at any stains left on the ramp from dirty snow or mud. To keep the aluminum ramp system looking new, avoid using harsh cleaners on the surface. Instead, wipe these areas with a clean cloth and continue until the entire surface is clean. To finish, use a dry towel to wipe down the entire ramp until it is dry.

Double Check the Hardware

Once you have completed cleaning, it is always a good idea to check and tighten any loose nuts and bolts to ensure the safety of your ramp.

Spring is the perfect season to enjoy time with your loved ones outside. By taking the time to properly care for your access equipment, you can rest easier knowing that your family is secure. To learn more about how we can help you get the tools you need to enjoy this wonderful time of year, contact the team at EZ-ACCESS today!

Find Out Why People Love Our Portable Ramps

At EZ-ACCESS, we know life doesn’t slow down for people affected by mobility restrictions. With our innovative access solutions, we can help ensure you have the tools needed to keep moving forward. With a full line of portable options available, you can find the support you need wherever you go. Find out why our customers love our portable ramps!

Suitcase® Trifold® AS Ramp

“This 8 foot long ramp has a better angle and now we can just keep my sister in her wheelchair and roll her in and out of the house. The ramp is heavy-duty aluminum construction, very solid, foldable for storage, traction material and side edges for safety. Definitely has been a good purchase for us and I’d recommend it.” – George M., Amazon User

As our largest portable ramp, the SUITCASE Trifold AS Ramp is ideal for raised landings, steps, or larger vehicles. It offers easy conversion from ramp to ground, as well as the ability to separate into two individual sections, making this portable ramp the perfect accessibility solution for your family!

Gateway™ Solid Surface Portable Ramp 

“This ramp is sleek, sturdy and easy to install. I needed a ramp for visitors to my mid-century modern house/office and dreaded the possibility of some functional monstrosity conflicting with the lines of my home. I don’t think I could have found anything better than this industrial-chic ramp.”Amazon User

With the GATEWAY Solid Surface Portable Ramp, you get the functionality you need without making any major adjustments to your home or office. Since it’s a one-piece design, no moving parts are necessary. Due to the durable aluminum materials, not only will it combat the outdoor elements, but it will also stand up to the test of time.

Transitions® Angled Entry Mat

“I absolutely love this ramp! So much so, that I’ve ordered another for the back door. I told my physical therapist about it and she was thrilled to know about it.” – Wendy R., Amazon User

To increase accessibility in your home with ease, the TRANSITIONS Angled Entry Mat is the perfect noninvasive solution. Accommodating for both inside and outside doorways, our mat is made with 100 percent recyclable fiber and available in three different colors.

For those living with limited mobility, getting the perfect access solution is a necessity. With a large variety of both portable and modular ramp options, EZ-ACCESS has a customized answer no matter your situation. Contact our team today to learn more about how we can help!

Question to Ask When Choosing a Home Ramp

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A porch, a step or two, an uneven threshold – the smallest features can be the biggest barriers to accessibility for mobility devices. A home ramp can make your house an accessible safe haven for you and caregivers alike, and the options for assistance seem endless. As you search for the best-fit ramp for your home and needs, let these questions from EZ-ACCESS guide you:

  1. What mobility device am I accommodating? From temporary manual wheelchairs to three-wheeled scooters to four-wheeled complex power chairs, assistive mobility devices run the gamut. Ramps differ in material, weight capacity, and function, so begin your search with a list of your mobility device’s specifications handy to find the best fit ramp.
  2. Is this a long-term living situation? If your living arrangement looks stable for at least another year, investing in a free-standing ramp is your best option. Aluminum ramps are more durable and customizable than wooden options, and they’re more easily packed up in the event of a move. But, if a move to a more accessible home or assisted living facility is in the near future, a portable option might be enough to support you during the transition. Designed for transport, portable ramps are lightweight, foldable, and cost-efficient options that allow you to maneuver over thresholds and into vehicles with equal ease.
  3. Do I have assistance from a partner? If a caregiver is capable of helping you in and out of the house as needed, a portable ramp may suffice. However, if you live alone or if your caregiver isn’t physically capable of placing and removing a ramp as you come and go, a free-standing solution offers ease and peace of mind for both you and your partner.
  4. Is the surface safe? Rain and snow can create hazardous conditions for you or your caregiver as you’re propelled up a slope. A non-slip surface is a must for safety. Make sure your ramp’s design features either grooved surfaces or grip strips to provide traction as you go.
  5. How long should it be? A ramp that’s too short creates an incline that’s near impossibly to tackle. To check whether your selected ramp can cover your needs, take three measurements: the vertical rise from ground to threshold, the distance between the highest point and farthest and clearest point on your path, and the width of the desired location. Aim for a ramp incline ratio of 1:12 (one inch of height for every twelve inches of length.). Try the EZ-ACCESS Incline Calculator for an easy assessment.

Our professionals at EZ-ACCESS are trained and ready to walk you through the ramp selection process, whether it’s your first time or your fifth. Let us know how we can help!

 

Reducing the Impact of Rheumatoid Arthritis

 

EZ-ACCESS wants to help you with products that can make improve mobility for people with rheumatoid arthritis.

EZ-ACCESS wants to help you with products that can make improve mobility for people with rheumatoid arthritis.

 

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 22 percent of Americans report having a disability, and the most common disability was rheumatoid arthritis. RA is a debilitating form of arthritis that can cause limited mobility, frequent pain and decreased activity. Although it is ideal to seek treatment for rheumatoid arthritis early on, we know it may be difficult to recognize the symptoms right away.

EZ-ACCESS is here to show you how different types of ramps can help with limited mobility caused by RA. We strive to help everyone with limited mobility and those who suffer from debilitating diseases and conditions.

Suitcase Singlefold Ramp– This type of ramp is perfect for people who are on the go and need help climbing small sets of steps and getting into the house. It is portable and made of durable aluminum to last through any weather condition. You can leave it at the entrance of your home or bring it with you into town or on vacation.

Tip: Make sure you are with someone who is able to carry the ramp, so you don’t overwork your joints.

Pathway Modular Access System– If you are confined to a wheelchair because of rheumatoid arthritis, the Pathway Modular System is right for you. Instead of having to build a wood ramp outside of your home, this system from EZ-ACCESS is an easy setup for almost any home. It will give you easy access to the world outside of your home. You can feel even more independent with a ramp system permanently a part of your home.

Tip: Contact your local EZ-ACCESS dealer to see if they have installation included with your purchase.

Transitions Angled Entry Ramp– Never worry about tripping over the lip of the door with your walker again. RA can make it extremely difficult to lift your legs, and you surely don’t want to suffer a fall.

Tip: Always have someone assist you when walking out the door to avoid a fall.

EZ-ACCESS wants to help you have unlimited mobility, so you can experience life without boundaries. Contact us today, so we can help you find a dealer, or find one here.

Access For All: Accessibility Solutions for Holiday Gifts

A ramp is the perfect gift for your loved one with limited mobility.

A ramp is the perfect gift for your loved one with limited mobility.

 

This time of year divides people into two groups. One group consists of a group of people who are easy to shop for, the ones who you know exactly what to get them for a holiday gift without thinking twice. The second group is on the other side of the coin. These are the ones that are hard to shop for, the ones that make you wrack your brain to come up with the perfect gift idea, only to come up with no ideas.

If you’re having trouble coming up with a gift idea for a family member, friend or loved one with limited mobility, EZ-ACCESS has gifts that are sure to be helpful and appreciated. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide accessibility solutions, whether it is during the holiday season or at any other time during the year.

Here are some ideas that would make great gifts for anyone with limited mobility.

  • Gateway™ Solid Surface Portable Ramp: This is the perfect gift for someone with limited mobility that does traveling. The Gateway is designed to be durable and easily moveable. All you have to do is set it in place and it’s ready to use in any weather.
  • Suitcase Singlefold Ramp: This is another good ramp for anyone who is on the go. Designed to be easy to carry and portable, the Suitcase Singlefold Ramp is available in different lengths between 2 feet and 8 feet long.
  • Pathway Modular Access System: This ramp system can be customized and built to fit the entrance to any home. This is a system great for people who use wheelchairs, power chairs, mobility scooters or prosthetics.

EZ-ACCESS is here to help provide the perfect gift through accessibility solutions. To find out which solution is the best for you, use our ramp selector tool or contact us to speak with a member of our expert staff.

Ramping Up Success with EZ-ACCESS

EZ-ACCESS receives a New Product Award from HME Business Magazine
 
It’s an exciting time at EZ-ACCESS. Not only have we recently launched a new and improved website, but our products are also receiving national recognition for the innovative way they help people of limited mobility improve access to their homes and businesses.
HME Business, a leading source of news and business management ideas for home medical equipment professionals, announced the winners of its inaugural New Product Award. Our Transitions® Angled Entry Ramp was named the winner of the New Product Award in the Home Access category. We were one of eight companies to be named a winner across eight different categories in the first year of the awards.
“It was exciting to launch this program, because it recognizes some of the top products in our industry,” said David Kopf, editor of HME Business magazine, in a news release. “We were very pleased to see all the outstanding entries and hope to see even more in year two of the HME Business New Product Award.”
EZ-ACCESS has been dedicated to ramp and related products for 30 years and is excited to continue to be the industry leader in accessibility.  We are excited to receive this recognition and continue our dedication toward innovative accessibility solutions.
The Transitions® Angled Entry Ramp is one of our residential products that help its users get in and out of their homes with greater ease. The stand-alone ramp gives users the ability to adjust to doorways of different heights. It also is portable and can fit doors that have a slight drop or for single-step rises.
All the winners will be recognized during the Medtrade Fall Expo in Atlanta. The products will be also be featured in the December issue of HME Business magazine and will also appear on hme-business.com. The magazine has a monthly circulation 17,000 subscribers, so we’re very excited that HME professionals will look at the magazine and see the EZ-ACCESS name attached to a new award associated with innovation.

Portable Wheelchair Ramp: Which Model is Right for Me?

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You know you need a portable wheelchair ramp for your vehicle from EZ-ACCESS and the next step is deciding which specific ramp you should choose for your needs. EZ-ACCESS offers a wide array of portable wheelchair ramps for different purposes and we are writing today about which model will best suit you.
Our portable wheelchair ramps are durable and affordable for you. They provide access to vehicles you may not have access to otherwise. These ramps also open opportunities for traveling as well.
The Suitcase Singlefold Ramp is ideal for travel and car rides because it folds conveniently and features an ergonomically designed handle for carrying. The ramp features a live hinge for safe, quiet, and maintenance free operation. This is a great option for quick in and out access to your vehicle.
There is another Suitcase Singlefold AS Ramp we offer to our customers for added ease. This model can be used as one unit or separated depending on your needs. It over comes stairs and vehicles with ease and safety. This is your best option if you are looking for something that can be separated.
The last option we have as a portable wheelchair ramp is the Suitcase Trifold AS Ramp. This innovative design has a unique three fold system for portability and can be carried as one unit or separately. The bottom transition plate on this portable wheelchair ramp is self-adjusting so it can easily be transitioned to the ground.
EZ-ACCESS portable wheelchair ramps are the ideal option for you no matter what your specific needs are because we have many product options. All of our ramps are made in the USA and are up to safety standards. The ease of our portable ramps are unmatched in the industry and the products always have you in mind.