As Natan Shai is in a wheelchair and getting heavier as time goes on, steps are becoming more of an issue to us than they used to be. Unfortunately, not all places have ramps or easy access points for disabled persons. So one of the best solutions available is portable wheelchair ramps for stairs.
Sometimes there are a few steps even inside your own home which are difficult to get up and down with a wheelchair, so a portable ramp is ideal for moving from place to place within the home, and then you can just fold it up when not in use and hide it out of view. It’s ideal for curbs and porches too.
I’m going to show you a few great examples of the best ramps available and we’ll look at how they work, what they are made of and how long they are. The length you need will ultimately depend on how many steps you need to climb up or down.
This is a very popular portable aluminium lightweight ramp. It folds up easily like a suitcase and has handles for easy transportation. It has a non-slip black traction tape surface which prevents slipping even when it is wet. The ramp is 30 inches wide and comes in 3 different lengths:
2ft X 30″
3ft X 30″
5ft X 30″
Its size is configured to work with any wheelchair or scooter. It is nice looking, compact when folded and easy to keep clean. Just click on the picture to see more details.
HomCom 10′ Folding Portable Suitcase Mobility Wheelchair Threshold Ramp
This portable wheelchair ramp can make just about any threshold area accessible for those who are physically disabled. It folds up easily to make room when not in use. The ramp has side rails to prevent accidently sliding off. It also has a skid proof surface to prevent slipping. It is made of durable aluminium and will last for years. This one is small and only good for one step. But if you click on the picture you will see more of the same thing but longer for more steps.
This ramps size is:
2ft X 24″
It has a handle to easily transport it to wherever you need to go and folds up like a suitcase and fits easily into a car.
6 Foot Double Fold Literamp Detachable Portable Wheelchair Ramp
This ramp is especially good because it can be folded or it can be easily detached. It is made of two pieces or aluminium that easily join together without the use of tools. This makes it lighter to carry around because each piece can be lifted individually. It is covered with a non-skid tape and can be used both indoors or outdoors.
This ramps size is:
6ft X 29.5″
Just click on the picture to find out more details about this ramp and how it can be shipped to you.
There are many more ramps to choose from and these are only a few examples. The deciding factor really depends on how many steps you need to go up or down, and how much money you are willing to invest.
With much love,
Hannah (Natan Shai’s Mom)