Auto Access

Auto access products are designed to help people with limited mobility hit the road and travel independently. Services and products range from the entry level, such as ramps and simple lifts, to the more detailed, such as complete vehicle conversions. Many HMEs can ease their way into providing auto access with the more “entry level” products, as those items often do not necessitate the tools and expertise that massive van conversion projects require.

For instance, ramps are used for patients that are traveling with a caregiver who can help them get in and out of the vehicle, and that help take care of getting the mobility device in and out of the vehicle. Or they can be used for patients with only limited mobility that can be ambulatory for short durations of time and that are capability of setting up the ramp and loading and unloading the device on their own.

Also, lifts attach to a vehicle and allow a power mobility device user or caregiver to roll the device onto the lift, secure it and hit the road. But, they do not require overhaul of a vehicle like a conversion would.

Auto access continues to provide an attractive retail sales category for providers, which is important because tighter Medicare funding has forced providers to seek new revenue streams. Here are some recent solutions on the market:


Convaid

Carrot 3 Special Needs Child Restraint System

Carrot 3 Special Needs Child Restraint System

Designed for children and teens 3 to 15

The Convaid Carrot 3 Special Needs Child Restraint System is designed for children and teens from approximately age 3 to 15. The back of this booster reclines flat (180 degrees) from a fully upright position (90 degrees). Optional extensions allow for years of potential growth. The contoured headrest, body conforming foam and optional shoulder wings improve side impact protection. The firm lateral supports are optional and encourage midline alignment of the trunk. The inserts for the seat, hips and trunk come standard and provide custom positioning.

  • (888) 266-8243

Harmar Access

AL425HD

AL425HD

High capacity power chair lift allows for reduced effort

Harmar introduced the AL425HD, a 450 pound capacity Power Chair Hoist. The AL425HD offers powered lifting and rotation functions that reduces effort to load a large variety of power chairs. It offers a built-in offset post that allows the mobility device to be easily loaded from the side of a vehicle. Due to the increased weight of the power chairs – the AL425HD is ideal for pick-up trucks and full size vans. It is designed with adjustable base adapters for faster installation and comes with a weather resistant hand control or an optional wireless control if preferred.

  • (800) 833-0478

Harmar Access

AL015 Profile Micro Scooter Lift

AL015 Profile Micro Scooter Lift

Scooter lift with compact, lightweight design

Harmar released an enhanced version of its popular AL015 Profile Micro Scooter Lift. This standard three-wheel lift now features an optional cradle to handle four-wheel scooters. Additionally, in either configuration, the wheel cradles are now adjustable to handle a wider variety of scooters up to 22” wide and wheelbases from 26” to 36”. The AL015’s lift capacity has been increased from 135 pounds to 150 pounds. The simple, compact and lightweight profile design provides greater visibility to drivers when stowed, and with a lighter install weight of 65 pounds it can be used on more vehicles equipped with a Class I hitch.

  • (800) 833-0478

EZ-ACCESS

HAULWAY lift

HAULWAY lift

Transport mobility devices with confidence

HAULWAY lift allows you to transport your scooter or power chair on the rear of your vehicle safely and efficiently, whether it is across town or on the highway. With easy-to-use features, the HAULWAY takes the worry out of transporting your mobility device with the turn of a key. Each model is simple to install and features a durable and dependable design.

  • (800) 451-1903

Convaid

Carrot 3 Booster Seat

Convaid Launches Carrot 3 Booster Seat

Convaid Products LLC and R82 Inc.’s Etac Junior Product Group have launched its latest child restraint product, the Convaid Carrot 3 Booster Seat, which now accommodates growth into adolescence and adulthood. The Carrot 3 booster seat can accommodate growth for special needs children and adults ranging from 79 lbs. to 165 lbs. in weight and 55 in. to 69 in. in height. Growth is accomplished through a system of back inserts and the width-adjustable shoulder protector wings. Optional high density foam inserts allow for optimal positioning and maximum comfort. It provides ergonomic head support for optimal positioning and side impact protection and can recline to a flat position for diaper changes.

  • (888) 266-8243

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