We appreciate that COST is a key factor for everyone, whether
you are a millionaire or are primarily living off Social Security. Our advice
is Free. We will always, always try to get you the best Price. This much
is certain: No one will KNOW more about Mobility Ramps, or CARE more about
getting you the right model, or will try to get you a better
What is the PRIMARY use for this ramp:
Will the ramp be moved often or left down in one location?
Is the ramp going to be used with a scooter or with a wheelchair?
How much ground clearance do you have? (Measure distance from the battery
pack or foot rests to the floor)
What is the weight of the chair with and without the
FOR USE WITH
If you are planning on using the ramp for stairs, are they uniform steps
(1) or staggered (2)? (See picture)
What is the height _____________ and depth of each step?
Are there any landings (similar to picture 2)? What is the
How much room do you have after the last (bottom) step? (ie; length of walkway)
For van use, will you be loading through the side or back
of the vehicle?
What is the distance from the floor of the van/trunk of the car to the
Will the occupant be riding the wheelchair into the vehicle?
What is the width of the door opening?
How much room do you have to store the ramp in the vehicle?
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the Right Mobility Ramp!
Q: I need to have a wheelchair ramp installed
from my front door to the driveway. This would be my only way of getting
in and out of the home unaided. Does Medicare have any benefits that will
cover a portion of the
A: Although wheelchairs are covered by Medicare Part B, at this time Medicare
does not cover the cost of installing a wheelchair ramp to your home. For
more information, contact a Medicare representative directly. To help you
get started here is a list
To learn more about the types of durable medical equipment that Medicare
covers, see this booklet from Medicare,
called Medicare Coverage of Durable Medical Equipment
Devices. (Note: To read this booklet
online you must have Adobe Reader
To get help installing a wheelchair ramp, here are options for you to
across the U.S. have assistance programs to help seniors with disabilities
modify their homes so they can stay in their homes longer. These modifications
To find senior assistance
programs in your state, search
this senior assistance
Check with your city to find local programs.
I did a Google search in the area where I live and found several community
service agencies that provide free or low-cost construction assistance to
modify seniors' homes with wheelchair ramps, grab bars in bathrooms, and
other home modifications.
To find local organizations, type this into
assistance (your city).
You may find government agencies and local non-profit organizations that
can help you modify your home with a wheelchair
If you have a Habitat for Humanity office in your area, they may be able
to direct you to local organizations that can help you modify your home with
a wheelchair ramp or other improvements .
To help you plan and build the right wheelchair
ramp for your needs, check out a helpful article
For a wheelchair ramp construction manual,
Home Wheelchair Ramp
Project from Wheelchairramp.org. This site also provides links
to photos of wheelchair ramps under
You've probably heard the expression, "Where there's a will, there's a way."
If you want a wheelchair ramp to help you stay in your home, there are people
and organizations that can help you make it happen