Wheelchair ramps are a practical and cost-effective solution that improves the lifestyle of those with limited mobility. It allows users to gain their independence and freedom as they navigate safely in and around their home. There are a variety of wheelchair ramps available such as modular, pathway, custom, single fold, portable, aluminum, rubber threshold, portable suitcase and telescoping track. Users will experience the following benefits from wheelchair ramps.
Navigate Doorways Easily2>
Some homes are designed with obstacles in the doorways such as high door thresholds. Wheelchair users often have a difficult time going over the threshold and a lot of effort is needed when attempting to get over such obstacles. There are wheelchair ramps that are specifically designed to cover these obstacles and allow wheelchairs to glide over the ramp easily. This provides wheelchair users with easier navigation around the house as well as access to rooms they might not have visited due to difficulty in rolling over the threshold.
Enter the House Easily
Houses that have stairs leading up to the front door are often the most difficult for wheelchair users to navigate. Sometimes family members and caretakers will assist the wheelchair user to enter the house in a different way or carry the wheelchair user over the steps. Depending on people to assist with entering and exiting the house lessens a person’s independence. Installing a wheelchair ramp allows the user to be independent and have a sense of freedom.
Wheelchair users want to be independent and navigate the inside and outside of the home on their own. Ramps can be installed in various areas inside the house, outside the house and in the car. Wheelchair ramps provide an independent lifestyle for users who seek to be on their own.
Shower in the Bathroom Alone
Bathrooms are often difficult to navigate with a wheelchair. Ramps that help wheelchair users get into the bathroom and shower area easier allow some users to shower alone and have privacy.
Access the Outdoors
Entering and exiting a house that has steps is quite difficult for wheelchair users. Ramps make it safe and easy, allowing users to live a more fulfilled life of freedom to come and go as they please. In addition, the ramp provides access to the outdoors where wheelchair users can enjoy fresh air, sunshine and other outdoor activities.
Enter and Exit the Car
There are wheelchair ramps specifically designed for cars, SUVs, and vans. The type of ramp used depends on the wheelchair user, the car and safety measures. Generally, wheelchair ramps designed for automobiles allow the user to enter and exit easily and provides the user the opportunity to drive the car alone and not have to depend on a caretaker, family member or friend to come along for assistance.
Run Errands Independently
Wheelchair ramps that are installed in the house and car give the user the freedom to run errands without any assistance. Daily tasks such as grocery shopping, going to the mailbox, and running errands throughout the city are easy to do alone.
Depending on the individual’s situation, some wheelchair users who have ramps installed inside and outside their home can live a private life. This means caretakers or family members don’t need to visit daily to help the wheelchair user. The user is free to live his or her life the way they want in the privacy of their own home.
Threshold ramps make it easier to access the kitchen. Most wheelchair users have renovated the kitchen to accommodate wheelchair access comfortably. The threshold wheelchair ramp makes it easy for the user to enter the kitchen.
Rainy Day Safety
Wheelchair users know that navigating through water puddles due to rain storms is an obstacle they experience frequently. Avoiding the yard on a rainy day helps prevent the wheelchair wheels from getting stuck in the mud. Wheelchair ramps provide a safe alternative to accessing the grassy areas in the front of the house on a rainy day.
There are unlimited benefits to installing wheelchair ramps inside and outside the house. In addition, wheelchair ramps for the car also provide independence for the user. As a wheelchair user, you can improve your lifestyle starting today by installing wheelchair ramps throughout your home.