Home Accessibility

With a booming population of seniors increasingly requiring customized accessibility solutions, the home access market has seen growth in demand for lifts and ramps that allow wheelchair users to continue living independently.

For HME businesses, this means that opportunities to enter and expand this market are nearly endless. Many companies have entered this sector by offering simple, useful products that are related to their original expertise. Once patients know a company for selling bath safety products or durable threshold ramps, they will be more trusting when the HME business expands its services to kitchen and stair solutions.

As patients desire products that fit the unique needs of their residences and vehicles, providers are also finding success in making complicated installation processes appear simple to the end-user. Partnering with construction contractors, HME businesses rightly view complex home remodels and customizations as both daunting and lucrative, particularly when companies are able to find other funding sources for patients.

Because the majority of home access products are not funded, companies have found success in directing their patients to seek grants from the Department of Veterans Affairs, state Medicaid programs or local accessibility associations providing grants to patients and their families. Once HME companies become familiar with the funding landscape, they are able to focus on the most important part of their role: ensuring comfort, safety and independence for patients.

To learn more about some of the most popular home access products on the market today, take a peek at the sampling of ramps, lifts and design services collected below.


Proactive Medical Products

Protekt Onyx

Protekt Onyx Hydraulic Patient Lift

The new Protekt Onyx home care lift utilizes high performance hydraulics for gradual movement and provides a safe and comfortable patient transfer. The sturdy steel frame incorporates hydraulics which raise and lower patients gradually and safely from any stationary position. The spreader bar allows for the use of 4- or 6-point slings, which provides safer patient handling and a wider range of transfers. The user-friendly hand operated base opening adjusts and locks easily. Dual rear locking casters offer added safety and security. This easy to operate hydraulic lift is built to last, and also affordable. No tools required for assembly. Weight capacity: 450 lbs.

  • (855) 237-7622

UpLift Seating and UpLift Entryway

UpLift Seating and UpLift Entryway

UpLift Seating and UpLift Entryway are designed to help wheelchair users access facilities and then, once inside, be raised to better engage in activities and events. UpLift Seating is a relocatable platform that lets wheelchair users control an LCD touchpad to raise and lower themselves while in a facility. UpLift Entryway is a relocatable platform lets wheelchairs users lift themselves unassisted into and out of facilities. Both products can be quickly folded, stored and set up.


Access4U

Modular Ramp

Sixth Generation Modular Ramp

Modular ramp has fewer parts, simplifying process for patients and distributors

  • New and improved modular ramp offers major benefits with easier assembly in the field and fewer parts.
  • Features include stiffer handrails/decking, no sharp outside edges and attractive design.
  • Product is available with picket handrails as well as custom sizes and widths.
  • (800) 355-7025

Mac's Lift Gate Inc.

Vertical Home Lift PL-50

Mac's Vertical Home Lift PL-50

Residential wheelchair lift designed for maintenance-free use

  • Durable home lift can lift and lower up to 750 lbs., accommodating most electric wheelchairs and scooters.
  • Non-slip platform, constant pressure switches and railing are included for maximum safety.
  • System can operate in all weather conditions and comes with five-year limited warranty.
  • (800) 795-6227

American Access

Hero Ramp

Hero Ramp

Skid-resistant ramp offers safer feeling going up and down

  • Designed for doorways and thresholds from 1 in. to 4 in. in height with 2 in. top lip for a smooth transition.
  • Skid resistant surface and welded construction allows ramp to be used inside or out.
  • Ramp surface on 6 in. rise provides over 25% more surface under wheelchair.
  • (888) 790-9269

BraunAbility

Millennium Series Van Wheelchair Lift

Millennium Series Van Wheelchair Lift

Popular wheelchair lift offers strong platform and durability

  • Wheelchair lift provides strong, stable platform that is fully hydraulic in operation.
  • Users regulate the life operation by the standard handheld control, on-lift controls or optional remote control.
  • Easy side-entry access to the platform prevents user anxiety about tight parking spaces.
  • (800) 946-7513

JTEK Solutions Group LLC

Home Access Design Studio

Home Access Design Studio

Access studio showcases accessibility lifts, interior design services and accessories

  • First brick and mortar location, which will offer premium products and services, opened in North Canton, Ohio.
  • Studio showcases multiple kinds of custom home accessibility lifts, including stair, wheelchair and ceiling lift systems.
  • Customers can purchase grab bars, threshold ramps, interior design services, and more.
  • (330) 323-0943

ComforTek

Chair Caddie

Chair Caddie

Chair caddie makes it easier to maneuver seated patients

To help caregivers safely move a seated person up to and away from a table, ComforTek has introduced the Chair Caddie. The product attaches to existing chairs, raising them 0.75 inches above the floor and making it easier to maneuver the patient. In addition, the caddie comes with the ability to lock the chair in place using rear brakes, reducing the risk of falling for the patient and easing the physical strain on the caregiver.

  • (888) 678-2060

Harmar Mobility LLC

Helix Curved Stair Lift

Helix Curved Stair Lift

Harmar introduces customized curved stair lift

The Helix Curved Stair Lift for both indoor and outdoor use is custom made to fit users’ specific needs and complement their staircase and décor. Each stair lift is produced with durable steel and precision bent-rails and finished by experienced craftsman. Features include a lift speed of 20 feet per minute, a 164-foot maximum travel length, 350-pound weight capacity and a 16-inch folded width. Additional options include a wide 21-inch seat, key switch, additional call/send and charging station.

  • (800) 833-0478

Harmar Mobility LLC

Highlander CPL400

Highlander CPL400

Harmar portable wheelchair lift provides convenient access anywhere

Highlander CPL400 wheelchair lift features a lifting height up to 53 inches; a motor speed of 10 feet per minute; and an emergency stop controlled by a constant pressure paddle switch. It is designed with a top-mounted motor and electrical box to simplify servicing and protect from standing water. CPL400’s non-skid standard platform measures 36 inches by 54 inches and supports a weight capacity up to 750 pounds.

  • (800) 833-0478

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