Oftentimes when a customer calls me asking for helping selecting a ramp we are able to find an entire ecosystem of solutions for their home. Maybe they need a ramp for the garage entryway and forgot about the side door threshold. Or maybe they needed bathroom grab bars and forgot about the driveway slope.
Take for example, the family of a 96 year old woman who called and was looking for a ramp for their garage, which had a 3” threshold.
We were able to outfit more of her home than she thought with safety features which will bring peace of mind to her and her loved ones.
Evaluating and Assisting
Occasionally we will schedule an onsite visit if a customer’s home is within a reasonable driving distance of our manufacturing facility in Libertyville, IL. In the case mentioned above I drove out to evaluate a wheelchair accessibility ramp to provide the family with details that could not be explained via phone or e-mail. Not all situations require an onsite, as we can do an equally excellent job over the phone of determining what your home might need.
Add on Accessibility: Grab Bars and Safety Gate
We uncovered a need for grab bars in the master bathroom near the shower and toilet. From research conducted on-site it was determined that grab bars would add unparalleled assistance, as our customer’s knees were not functioning as well as when she was younger. As for the grab bars themselves, Handi-Ramp carries a variety of sizes and finishes that are sure to add the necessary safety and attractiveness to the bathroom.
Solutions for Peace of Mind
Our onsite visit uncovered some areas of accessibility improvement with solutions that will bring peace of mind knowing that our loved ones are safe moving around their home in a wheelchair. The solutions that we brought to the table were: 1) the wheelchair access ramp outside the home, 2) the grab bar safety features in the bathroom and 3) the safety gate that closed off an unprotected area.
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