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.
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.
Mac's Lift Gate Inc.
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.
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
allows ramp to be used
inside or out.
- Ramp surface on 6 in. rise provides
over 25% more surface under
Millennium Series Van Wheelchair Lift
Popular wheelchair lift offers strong platform and durability
- Wheelchair lift provides strong,
stable platform that is fully
- Users regulate the life operation
by the standard handheld
control, on-lift controls or
optional remote control.
- Easy side-entry access to the
prevents user anxiety
about tight parking spaces.
JTEK Solutions Group LLC
Home Access Design Studio
Access studio showcases accessibility lifts, interior design services and accessories
- First brick and mortar location, which
premium products and
opened in North Canton, Ohio.
- Studio showcases multiple kinds of
home accessibility lifts, including
stair, wheelchair and ceiling lift systems.
- Customers can purchase grab bars,
ramps, interior design
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.
Harmar Mobility LLC
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.
Harmar Mobility LLC
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.