Some people have weeks to prepare for renting a wheelchair ramp. Others have just hours. Whatever the case for you, questions about ramp rentals do not need to slow down your plans! Below we answer some of the most common questions people ask before renting a wheelchair ramp:
- Should I rent or buy a wheelchair ramp?
- Are wheelchair ramp rentals safe?
- Which wheelchair ramps are available for rent?
- How do I get started on renting a wheelchair ramp?
- Can I arrange for a rented wheelchair ramp to be installed ASAP?
For faster help, contact your local accessibility experts with Next Day Access. We can answer your questions and schedule a free in-home consultation. Our local accessibility experts bring nationally-recognized professional standards to your front door, along with the best selection of wheelchair ramps for rent.
These folks are truly awesome, not to mention kind, courteous, and professional! Next Day Access came to the house, took measurements, and installed an ADA complaint rental ramp, all in the same day. Very sturdy, quality work. For me and my family this was indeed a godsend!Steve, Tennessee
1. Rentals cost less in the short-term
One of the most common questions we hear is, “Should I rent or buy?” There are a number of reasons why people ask this question, and often it relates to cost. We understand that finances impact the decision-making process when people need to rent a wheelchair ramp. Many of our customers are navigating additional expenses related to recovery from surgery or an injury, end-of-life care, aging in place, or travel.
While there are good reasons for renting and buying, we typically recommend wheelchair ramp rentals as the more affordable option for short term use. If you need a wheelchair ramp for a few days up to a few months, consider renting. Rentals may also make sense for people whose timeline is uncertain, as well as those who want to test out a product before buying. In these cases, Next Day Access offers flexible financing options including rent-to-own.
Absolutely, hands down the best service and value for money! I rented ramps for my home. The price was very affordable, they were extremely responsive, and gave me multiple options.Jill, Texas
In-home consultations with Next Day Access are free. Contact your local accessibility experts to receive a home safety evaluation and learn more about solutions that fit your needs and budget.
2. Rentals are safer than DIY solutions
Installing a safe wheelchair ramp prevents injuries to yourself and others. For this reason we do not recommend DIY-built ramps. Even well-built DIY structures often fail to account for ADA guidelines, local codes, or changing weather conditions. For ramps with too steep of a grade, wheelchair users or those assisting may face difficulties wheeling up or down the ramp. Without proper drainage the ramp may become slippery during inclement weather. Failing to account for proper width and platform dimensions may render the ramp entirely inaccessible.
By choosing a wheelchair ramp rental, you are choosing a safer option. All of our rental options follow ADA guidelines for wheelchair ramps. We will install a rental wheelchair ramp at a safe grade so users are protected going up and down. Additionally, by maintaining no greater than a 1:12 rise-to-length ramp ratio, your rented wheelchair ramp will be functional for users of manual and power wheelchairs alike.
The owners and employees are fabulous. They will do whatever it takes to make sure you have things in place so someone with a disability can be safe at home. Very caring and compassionate.Judy, Minnesota
As a Mobility Equipment Supplier, our team at Next Day Access is trained by manufacturers to install, repair, and remove ADA-compliant rental wheelchair ramps.
Additionally, your local accessibility experts from Next Day Access know the local requirements for residential wheelchair ramps. Contact us for a free in-home consultation and learn about the best rental options available.
3. Rentals are the same quality as permanent wheelchair ramps.
Unlike DIY ramps, rented wheelchair ramps can save you money without compromising on quality. Next Day Access offers a wide selection of ramps for rent that are just as strong and safe as those we sell. When choosing a wheelchair ramp to rent, you can decide between several styles including threshold ramps, portable ramps, or modular ramps.
Threshold ramps are smaller ramps designed for 1” to 6” of clearance. Install a threshold ramp to gain regular access through doorways, sliding doors, single steps, and curbs.
Portable ramps are smaller ramps designed for access on the go. Use your rented portable wheelchair ramp during travel or to welcome visitors. Additionally, portable wheelchair ramps are a good choice when you need to clear multiple barriers between your mode of transportation and home access point.
Solid surface and open-weave modular ramps are larger structures designed for a wider range of clearance. Our all-aluminum wheelchair ramps are sturdy enough to bear 1,000 pounds and offer safe traction in a variety of weather conditions including rain, snow, and ice. Choose this option when you need ramps to cover higher rises and longer distances.
I was impressed with Next Day Access. I got several quotes for ramp rental for our home for a short term period. Next Day was the best price, had the inventory to do the install, and went out of their way to make it happen. They showed up on time and spent the day installing an amazing, sturdy and safe ramp. Everyone has been impressed by the ramp including the hospice care team who has seen their share of ramps. The kindness and care shown to us was so appreciated during what has been a very stressful time. I would most certainly recommend Next Day Access.Deena, Maryland
Want some help making a decision? Contact your local accessibility experts with Next Day Access for a free in-home consultation. Our team can help you choose the best wheelchair ramp rental for your needs.
4. Rentals can save you a lot of stress.
Often people renting wheelchair ramps have bigger concerns on their mind. Sometimes people are traveling or hosting an event that requires expanded accessibility. Others are adjusting to the use of a wheelchair following surgery or an injury. Some are helping a loved one navigate aging or a progressive illness. And others still are arranging for hospice or end-of-life care.
The last thing people should worry about when renting a wheelchair ramp is renting a wheelchair ramp. The process of renting a wheelchair ramp through Next Day Access is straightforward:
1 – Contact your local accessibility experts at Next Day Access for a free in-home consultation.
2 – During your free in-home consultation we will provide you with a safety assessment and product recommendations specific to your situation.
3 – Finally we’ll schedule the installation! Our technicians are factory-trained, meaning we are taught by the manufacturers how to install and maintain every product available to you.
Great customer service! Friendly workers that made the whole process easy, from scheduling the inital visit, to quotation, to installation. Highly recommend this company!Jeffery, Minnesota
Our team brings over 25 years of experience and local expertise to each free in-home assessment. Let us help you with the logistics so you can focus on what really matters.
5. Rentals from Next Day Access can be installed in a day.
Many people need wheelchair ramp rentals to be installed as soon as possible. They want to know if we can arrange for installation in just one day. The answer is yes, we can! Next Day Access built our strong reputation by working with thousands of customers who needed fast, safe, and dignifying service.
Next Day Access Detroit is a WONDERFUL company! I was scrambling to find a wheelchair ramp for my loved one to come home from hospital following a complex surgery. Installation was complete in just over an hour. They were on time, polite and speedy even with a heat advisory. I’m so happy that I can now bring my loved one in and out of our house safely.Kimberly, Michigan
The fastest way to rent and install a wheelchair ramp is to contact your local accessibility experts with Next Day Access. We will send someone out ASAP for a free in-home consultation that gives you all the information needed to make the best choice.
Additional articles referenced:
- ‘Durable medical equipment,’ Healthcare.gov
- ‘How wheelchair ramps can be dangerous,’ BCM Lawyers
- ‘Renting a wheelchair ramp?’ Reddit