It’s something no one prepares for. But given the statistics – 3 million older people are treated in emergency rooms for injuries from a fall annually, according to the CDC – it’s easy to see why so many suddenly find themselves with a need for a ramp at their home. While an injury can be a life-altering occurrence, a ramp can provide the means needed to maintain independence or ease the burden for a caregiver tasked with providing care for a loved one.
Like all unexpected medical expenses, a ramp comes at a cost … but that cost doesn’t have to be an unmanageable one. That’s why we at Whole Home offer ramp rental services as a cost-effective alternative to purchasing one outright. But, like any major home item, there are several things to consider when determining whether or not a ramp rental is right for you.
Learn more about why a Whole Home ramp rental could be right for your home by checking out the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.
HOW LONG WILL YOU NEED A RAMP?
While some injuries may result in a permanent life change, others require a short-term adjustment – and these are situations are times when renting a ramp might be a better decision than purchasing one.
Whole Home is able to provide clients with solutions for those who may only need a ramp for what would be considered a short-term need (3 to 6 months). This allows someone who may be affected by limited mobility to maintain their independence by being able to utilize a ramp (of any length or size) to fit their needs, often within 48 hours of contacting our team.
DO YOU HAVE A LIMITED BUDGET?
At Whole Home, we work with homeowners to provide equipment that is both durable and cost-effective at competitive rates. With our cost of $10 per linear foot, a home with four steps will typically cost around $350 a month for the installation of an aluminum ramp from EZ-Access.
Additionally, renting a ramp can allow you to take advantage of Whole Home’s expertise to install a top of the line, secure system. With no removal costs, renting a temporary ramp can be a great way to maintain one’s independence without breaking the bank.
ARE YOU A NEW CAREGIVER?
While much has been written about how ramps can provide numerous benefits to those who need them, the peace of mind and assistance they provide to caregivers is worth noting, too. Should you need to take in a friend and/or family member on a temporary basis, renting a ramp may be the perfect solution to help you welcome them into your home as they recover from injury or illness.
A ramp from Whole Home can help prevent further injuries not only to the person recuperating but also to caregivers who may have issues in assisting their loved ones into and out of the home.
Want to learn more about why renting a ramp might be right for you? Contact the experts at Whole Home by visiting our website, or by calling us at (513) 482-5100. We’re happy to help you learn more about our ramp rentals and other services available to ensure your family stays safe and healthy at home.