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.


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

American Access

Patriot Ramp

The Patriot Ramp

Residential ramp offers durability and easy-of-use

  • Solid surface residential ramp constructed with durable aluminum and stainless steel hardware.
  • Non-skid surface with seamless connections between ramps and platforms.
  • Simple to install and fully adjustable.
  • (888) 790-9269

Harmar Mobility LLC

Pinnacle SL600 Stair Lift

Pinnacle SL600 Stair Lift

Compact stair lift offers added safety features

The Pinnacle SL600 Stair Lift from Harmar is an ultra-compact stair lift with a 10.5-inch folded width from the wall and mechanical folding rails that automatically fold up out of walkways. Powered by a 24-volt DC battery, the stair lift can last about 40 cycles per charge and charges through a standard AC outlet. Safety features include a centrifugal overspeed break, swivel seat cut-off switch, bi-directional footrest obstruction sensor, chassis obstruction sensor and retractable seat belt.

  • (800) 833-0478

Mobility Lifter

Mobility Lifter LIFTKAR PT

LIFTKAR PT

Mobility Lifter introduces versatile line of portable stair climbers

  • Product line includes three models of battery-powered, attendant-operated Portable Stair Climbers: PT-U, PT-S and PT-A.
  • Unites accommodate both indoor and outdoor use on angled, curved or spiral stairs, as well as most surfaces, including carpet, wood, steel and concrete.
  • Environmental modifications in the home or business are not required for use.
  • (615) 530-1374

EZ-ACCESS

ORBIT

ORBIT

Flexible patient transfer lift fits into small spaces

With its articulating arm and pivoting stanchion, the ORBIT Patient Transfer Lift rotates 360-degrees to provide all-around flexibility. Designed to be used with a patient’s preferred ancillary medical equipment, the ORBIT features a non-obtrusive design allowing the unit to be placed in small bedrooms and bathrooms. Minimal assembly required and can be installed floor-to-ceiling or floor-to-wall. Models available to accommodate ceiling heights of 8 ft. to 12 ft. and for reach of 4 ft. and 5 ft. in all directions.

  • (800) 451-1903

Harmar Mobility LLC

Pinnacle SL300

Pinnacle SL300

Harmar unveils Pinnacle SL300 stair lift

The Pinnacle SL300 straight stair lift joins Harmar’s SL600 and SL600HD models, known for packing in premium features, but at a more compelling price point. Features offered by the SL300 include no needed maintenance, compact dimensions, lengthy operation during power outages and the automatic/mechanical folding rail option. Weighing in at a 300 lbs. lifting capacity, the SL300 includes a simplified chassis, oversized footrest and compact seat. A patented Nylon polymer gear with helical work drive featuring six points of contact for maximum stability and a smooth ride.

  • (800) 833-0478

American Permalight Inc.

Foam Guards

Foam Guards

Foam Guards Add Protection in Impact-Prone Areas

  • Permalight cushioned foam guards provide additional visibility and protection indoors or outdoors.
  • The guards easily attach to walls, corners and protrusions in impact-prone areas — such as corners, hallways and spaces where wheelchair training and practice take place.
  • Made of durable, recyclable polyurethane foam with strong adhesive backing, the corner and wall guards come in 15 shapes, and in white, black/yellow, or black to protect the environment and the people in it.
  • (310) 891-0924

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