Amramp Accessibility

How to Make a Senior’s Home Handicap Accessible

There are so many seniors today who receive in home care from a dedicated caregiver, so that they may age in place in a familiar environment. While home health care allows many seniors to age for years in their home, many times their physical house is not as well-equipped to handle the aging process. More … Read more

Don’t Limit Summer Fun: Make Your Gatherings and Events Accessible to All!

Disabled woman in wheelchair listens to music

Summer is everyone’s favorite time to soak up the warm weather after the cold slip away. Parties are being thrown; kids are outside playing; but for those with mobility challenges, there isn’t always a guarantee they’ll be able to enjoy it with everyone else.

Doorways indoor and out, stairs, uneven surfaces, and more pose accessibility challenges that those without mobility concerns should consider when hosting an event. Allowing your home or event space to be fully accessible to everyone at your gathering promotes inclusion among all guests so that no one feels left out from the fun.

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Amramp at the 2022 Innovative Home Expo

HUD Innovative Housing Expo

HUD’s 2022 Innovative Housing Showcase is a three-day HUD event that ran from June 10-12, 2022, on the National Mall between the Air & Space Museum and the National Gallery of Art – West Building. The theme for this year’s event was “Better Building for All.” The event will be open to the public and … Read more

Support for People With MS: Tips for Caregivers

Support for People With MS: Tips for Caregivers

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable chronic illness that affects the central nervous system. In MS, the immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) of nerve fibers, causing various symptoms that range from mild to debilitating.

Most people with MS have a relapsing-remitting form, meaning they experience periods in which their symptoms disappear or improve (remitting) and periods in which they return or worsen (relapsing). While there are medications to treat the symptoms of MS and slow the progression of the disease, there is no cure.

The nature of MS makes it difficult to predict the course of the disease for each person. Some people may remain independent, and others may need the help of a caregiver to complete tasks of daily living, such as cooking or getting around. The level of care necessary for a person with MS can change from day to day.

Being a caregiver for someone with MS isn’t always easy. In this article, you will learn how to support someone with MS, what to say and what not to say, how to take care of yourself as a caregiver, and other resources.

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Donations of adaptive equipment increase accessibility

Donations of adaptive equipment increase accessibility

West Michigan is known for its beautiful beaches and parks, but accessing them can be challenging for those with mobility disabilities.

Fortunately, all-terrain track chairs and adaptive beach chairs are helping parks and other spaces become more inclusive. In many cases, this accessible equipment which often costs several thousands of dollars wouldn’t be available without generous donors.

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