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
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.
Birdie Evo XPLUS
Patient lift maximizes comfort, security during homecare patient transfers
The Birdie Evo XPLUS patient lift is designed
to maximize patient comfort and security
during transfers from a bed, a chair, or the floor. The lift
features a Slow’R Integrated Dampener and
Ergonomic Sling Hook. Built into the boom,
the Slow’R Integrated Dampener reduces
rocking movement, resulting in a stable and
comfortable experience for the end-user
and steady lift control for the caregiver.
The Ergonomic Sling Hook incorporates a
nose designed to help prevent sling loops
from sliding out unintentionally, which helps
reduce the risk of injury.
Let’s Go Indoor Rollator
Indoor rollator gives patients increased functionality and value
Stander’s new Let’s Go Indoor Rollator from Trust
Care opens a new “indoor rollator” category for
your store. That means you have the opportunity
to sell a second rollator for indoor use to existing,
or new rollator users. The convenient tray table and
basket serve as a caddies for getting items from
point A to point B around the home, and the tray is
also used as a TV tray while sitting. A one-handed
brake allows the user with limited dexterity to grip and brake the
handle, and also gives you a free hand to carry items if needed.
New Assist threshold ramp providers users with handrails
The Assist, with a slip-resistant walking
surface and sturdy handrails, affords
users safe, stable access to porches,
tiered sidewalks, curbs, and about every
one-step level change in a living area.
Assist is readily available in 36” wide 3,
4, 5 and 6 ft. lengths, though customizable
to user needs. Proper installation of
Assist requires anchoring and the handrails
can be attached in a few minutes.
Proactive Medical Products
Take-A-Long Folding Electric Patient Lift
Folding patient lift helps traveling individuals
The Protekt Take-A-Long Folding Electric Patient Lift represents a new standard in full-body
lifts for individuals who travel or have
storage issues in their home. The small footprint
is ideal for home use. It easily folds up to fit in
most automobile trunks for transport or travel
and is lightweight and easy to move at (84 lbs.).
The Protekt Take-A-Long features: Dual rear locking casters, two-point
spreader bar, emergency stop button, battery-powered with a
high-capacity battery pack, built-in battery gauge, low battery/overload
warning alarm and tool-free assembly. Weight capacity: 400 lbs.
Warranty: electronics two years; frame three years.
Sunrise Medical (US) LLC
QUICKIE Q300 M Mini
Narrow power wheelchair provides 17” turning radius
The new QUICKIE Q300 M Mini is Sunrise
Medical’s narrowest power wheelchair.
Thanks to true mid-wheel drive technology,
the Q300 M Mini turns on the
spot, providing an ultra-small 17” turning
radius (without footplates). With a turning
circle of less than a yard - 33.7” - the Q300
M Mini allows you to turn around in the
smallest of elevators. It’s available with
two seating frames — the simple, adjustable
SEDEO Lite and the highly configurable
SEDEO Pro — which both offer the
C-Me option, enabling seat elevation up
to 12” while traveling up to 3 mph.
UpLift Entryway and UpLift Seating
Lift duo offers access into and then within facility
- Designed to help wheelchair users access
facilities and then, once inside, be raised to
better engage in activities and events.
- 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.
- UpLift Seating is a relocatable platform
that lets wheelchair users control an LCD
touchpad to raise and lower themselves
while in a facility.
“Enable” Series Modular Ramp
New ramp series builds on design innovations
- Made-in-USA aluminum ramps adapt to
site conditions, and provides attractive
- Subtle changes make handrails stiffer and
reduce water retention on walking surfaces.
- Compatible with all Access4U modular
accessories such as stairs, gates, angled
platforms, picket railings and guardrails
which may be required for a convenient and
Proactive Medical Products
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.
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.
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
sharp outside edges and
- Product is available with
picket handrails as well as
custom sizes and widths.