Millions of people in the United States are restricted or disabled and require permanent use of a wheelchair. Experts say an additional 3 million people in the United States use a wheelchair temporarily for many different reasons including during recovery from surgery or personal injury. Usually, adults need temporary wheelchairs if they were in an accident or had an injury. Adults often use wheelchairs while they are going through the rehabilitation process.
If you are having temporary mobility issues, you might need to get a modular wheelchair ramp for your house. Do you have information about modular wheelchair ramps or residential ramps? Here is some information about wheelchair ramps for homes for you.
Why Would I Have to Get a Wheelchair Ramp?
Do you have a temporary injury because of an accident? Has it confined you to a wheelchair? Then, you have mobility issues.
Is your home all on one level? Are there steps to your front door? If your home is one level, but you have steps to your door, you may need a ramp. If you have a level entrance with no steps to your front door, you may not need one.
Do you have stairs leading up to your front door or your side door where you park? Then, you will need a temporary ramp. While having a ramp temporarily is inconvenient for you, it is safer. You wouldn’t want to make your injury worse by not using a ramp. If you fall while you’re trying to get into your house, it could lengthen the time it’ll take to heal. No one wants that.
Aluminum Wheelchair Ramps
If you have a temporary mobility issue, you may need a temporary ramp for your home. Another name for these temporary ramps is modular ramps. While permanent ramps are usually made of wood, temporary modular ramps are usually made of aluminum. This makes them lightweight and strong. A wheelchair ramp with handrails is also available, which makes the ramp even safer. It gives you something to hold onto while you’re moving toward your front door. It also helps other people navigate to your front door safely. The best part about these ramps is you can remove them when your therapy is complete and you’re walking again.
How Is A Residential Modular Ramp Installed?
We mentioned how modular ramps are easily removed once you have healed. They are also easy to install. A ramp installation company would come to your house, take measurements, and install your temporary ramp.
We would take measurements of how long your ramp would need to be. We want to make sure it’s long enough to get you to your door. We also have to make sure that the slope on your ramp is good.
Did you know the federal government has set guidelines that tell us how long your ramp has to be? According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), there are exact specifications even temporary ramps have to have. For example, your ramp has to have rails. It also has to have space at the top and the bottom so that you can position your chair. Once we have the measurements we need, it is very easy to set up modular ramps. Before you know it, you will be able to get to your doorway with ease!
Do you have questions about a temporary wheelchair ramp? If this is the first time you have had a mobility issue, you might not know who to call. You want to make sure the company you use has the tools and knowledge to keep you safe.