Product Solutions: Home Access

A look at some of the latest ramps, lifts and access services currently on the market.

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.

Access studio showcases accessibility lifts, interior design services and accessories

Home Access Design StudioHome Access Design Studio

  • 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.

JTEK Solutions Group LLC
(330) 323-0943
www.jtekgroup.com


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

Modular RampSixth Generation Modular Ramp

  • 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.

Access4U Inc.
(800) 355-7025
www.access4uinc.com


Popular wheelchair lift offers strong platform and durability

Millennium Series Van Wheelchair LiftMillennium Series Van Wheelchair Lift

  • 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.

BraunAbility
(888) 365-9417
www.braunability.com


Skid-resistant ramp offers safer feeling going up and down

Hero RampHero Ramp

  • 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.

American Access
(888) 790-9269
www.aaramps.com


Residential wheelchair lift designed for maintenance-free use

Vertical Home Lift PL-50Mac’s Vertical Home Lift PL-50

  • 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.

Mac’s Lift Gate Inc.
(800) 795-6227
www.macshomelift.com


Customizable, durable stair lift ensures smooth ride

Helix Curved Stair LiftHelix Curved Stair Lift

  • Design is created with calibrated camera kit for digital accuracy to fit patient needs, staircase and décor.
  • Can be built to accommodate multi-story applications and 90-degree/180-degree turns.
  • Features ergonomically-designed swivel seat, “flip-up” arms and custom color options.

Harmar
(800) 833-0478
www.harmar.com

This article originally appeared in the April 2020 issue of HME Business.

About the Author

Haley Samsel is the Associate Content Editor of HME Business and Mobility Management.

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