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Lifeway Mobility Blog

Powder Coated Aluminum Ramps: Style and Performance

Posted by John Burfield on 7/17/18 4:05 PM

Aluminum modular ramps have several advantages over wood ramps including low maintenance, quick installation, superior traction, and resale value. Despite these advantages, some people prefer the look of a wooden ramp over aluminum. This is understandable considering many people spend years perfecting their exterior decorating and take pride in the way their home looks.

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Topics: Product FAQ, Independent Living, Accessibility Equipment, Wheelchair, Aging-In-Place, Accessibility, Universal Design, ramp

Portable or Modular Wheelchair Ramps: Which is Right for You?

Posted by John Burfield on 7/5/18 2:29 PM

If you have limited mobility and your home’s entryway has an elevated landing, step or threshold, you’d probably benefit from having an access ramp.  Fortunately, there are many kinds of ramps that can help make your home accessible again. These include threshold ramps, portable folding suitcase ramps, solid surface one-piece ramps and aluminum modular ramps. 

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Topics: Mobility, Product FAQ, Customer Questions, Independent Living, Accessibility Equipment, Wheelchair, Aging-In-Place, ramp

Can I Rent a Wheelchair Ramp?

Posted by John Burfield on 6/22/18 3:32 PM

If you find yourself with a temporary mobility issue, and you are having difficulty entering or exiting your home, it may be a good idea to rent a wheelchair ramp.  That’s right, aluminum modular wheelchair ramps are often available for short-term rental. 

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Topics: Mobility, Product FAQ, Customer Questions, Independent Living, Wheelchair, Accessibility, ramp

Wheelchair Ramp or Vertical Platform Lift: Which is Right for You?

Posted by John Burfield on 4/23/18 12:55 PM

If you have limited mobility and require the use of a mobility aid such as a wheelchair, scooter, or walker, you’d likely benefit from having a ramp or vertical platform wheelchair lift (VPL) installed in your home.

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Topics: Mobility, Customer Questions, Independent Living, Accessibility Equipment, Wheelchair, Aging-In-Place, Accessibility, Universal Design, ramp

Massachusetts Home Modification Funding Programs

Posted by John Burfield on 4/12/18 12:16 PM

Home access modifications are essential for many people who have limited mobility due to traumatic injury, progressive illness or aging. These types of adaptations allow many people stay in their current homes and live as independently as possible. Unfortunately, most health insurance policies and Medicare do not typically cover common home modifications such as ramps, stair lifts, wheelchair lifts, and accessible bathing systems.

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Topics: Mobility, Accessibility Equipment, Wheelchair, Aging-In-Place, Accessibility, Massachusetts Home Modification Loan Program, Home Modification Funding