When you start to look for mobility ramps for yourself or your loved one, you may be met with a wide variety of options. The decision depends on where you’re planning on using it, how much mobility your loved one has, and what mobility aids they use. Learn more about the types of mobility ramps below, then stop in and learn more about our other medical supplies today.
Threshold ramps are designed to sit flush against the threshold of a door or the lip of a curb. They are a very portable, lightweight option that provides an excellent mobility solution for people who use a variety of mobility aids. Some variations of traditional threshold ramps include entry mats that permanently sit in front of a doorway with a lip, providing a seamless transition from outdoors to indoors.
Another portable style, folding ramps consist of either two or three “folds” with hinges in between. While they aren’t approved for commercial use, you can use a folding ramp at your home to get up and down outdoor or indoor sets of stairs. If your loved one needs a handrail, however, this may not be the style for you as they don’t come with handrails.
Modular ramps are specifically designed for continued home use. They can be broken apart and reassembled, so you don’t need a building permit to put one of these up at your home. If you move, the ramp can come with you!
Permanent ramps require a building permit to install. If you and your loved one are planning on being in your current home for a long time, a permanent ramp may be a better option for your needs. These can come in a variety of gradients and styles, so make sure you design one with your loved one’s long-term needs in mind.
If you’re interested in learning more about mobility ramps, or any other type of mobility product, contact Mullaney’s! We’re happy to help you and your loved one find the right products for them.