People of all ages may find themselves in a situation where they need a wheelchair ramp. If your life changes and you are confined to a wheelchair, there are several accessibility decisions you’ll need to make.
These are often decisions you’ve not spent much time thinking about previously, because there was no need. Something as simple as front porch steps may become an obstacle. A wheelchair ramp can be of tremendous benefit.
Common Wheelchair Demographics
The Elderly – Immobility can be an unfortunate side effect of aging. There are walkers and canes, but sometimes a wheelchair becomes necessary. A wheelchair ramp can become instrumental for aging in place. It allows an elderly person more independence. This is one of the more common demographics to need a wheelchair ramp.
The Disabled – We see a variety of disabilities and injuries as we install wheelchair ramps. There are people young and old who never saw themselves as needing a chair. There are also people who have been battling their disabilities for a long time. A wheelchair ramp empowers them with the freedom and flexibility to leave the house when they need to.
Veterans – Sometimes the brave men and women who serve our country need a little added assistance when they return. At RampNow, we are proud to be able to help our wheelchair veterans maintain their independence, and play a small part in keeping them in their homes.
Children – While it’s less common, we do see cases of disabled or injured children who need the assistance of a wheelchair to move around. In these cases, parents are forced to address the considerations that will make the home handicap-accessible.
Finding yourself suddenly confined to a wheelchair can be an overwhelming life change. It’s important to understand that you’re not alone. We service a variety of demographics who need a wheelchair ramp to improve the accessibility of their home. Contact RampNow today to find out more about how we can help.