Wheelchairs can make a big difference in the lives of people who need them, but they are not without limitations. Stairs and steps of all kind are the enemy of wheelchairs. However, as long as you have a wheelchair ramp, your loved one can enjoy freedom of movement. The question is, when should you invest in a wheelchair ramp?
The Wheelchair and the Ramp Work in Tandem
Your loved one may need a wheelchair for a long time or a short one. It all depends on their particular mobility needs. If your loved one is going to be using a wheelchair for the foreseeable future, longer than 6 months, buying the wheelchair ramp outright is probably your best bet. If your loved one is recovering from surgery or from an illness for a temporary amount of time, then you may not need the ramp for very long. If you’re not sure how long you’ll need it, you should probably rent. We offer flexible terms for our wheelchair ramps so that you can rent one for a month or longer. We can discuss your patient’s mobility needs when you rent and determine a plan for their future.
Do You Need to Rent a Wheelchair Ramp?
Even if you aren’t caring for someone who needs a wheelchair, you may need to rent a wheelchair ramp for a variety of reasons. For example, if you’re hosting an event, you’ll need to make sure that people who face mobility challenges can still attend and enjoy it.
What Kind of Wheelchair Ramp Should You Rent?
There are a variety of ramps that can be used to meet your needs. It all depends on the stairs that are being navigated and the place where the ramp is needed. Portable Ramps – Portable ramps are suited for low-rise stairs. The most important trait of the portable ramp is, naturally, its portability. These ramps are great for being on the go and can be folded to travel as you need. Their failings are that they don’t have handrails and that they can only be used for short stretches of steps. Door Threshold Ramps – If your home has a few thresholds that create uneven surfaces, door threshold ramps will help smooth them out. Modular Ramps – For the most flexible and practical option, the modular ramp will have the features you need. These ramps can handle strangely-shaped stairs, tight spaces, and uneven land. If you’re not sure what kind of ramp you need, then you’ve come to the right place. We have a team of experts that can recommend the right products for your loved one and advise you on how best to use them. Once you’ve determined what you need, we’ll make sure that it’s installed according to safety standards.
Freedom Mobility Has Wheelchair Ramps for Rent!
If you’re looking for a wheelchair ramp to meet your loved one’s needs, then you’ve come to the right place! We have flexible options and a staff that knows their stuff so that you can find the best solution for your situation. Give us a call today at (443) 445-3518 with your questions. We look forward to keeping you moving!