An accessible home is essential for adults aging in place and anyone with limited mobility. Staying at home is a wonderful thing, especially when the property is safe, comfortable, and easy to navigate. 

A platform ramp can ensure convenient access to the home. Let’s take a closer look at its importance and how to implement it in your property.

Understanding the Need for Wheelchair Ramps

When a ramp is unavailable, a person with mobility limitations may find it difficult or impossible to go to certain places.

Fortunately, ramps give people the ability to have individual freedom of where they go. A ramp is necessary for wheelchair users because it provides easy access to the world around them. 

Platform ramps contain a flat area for wheelchair users to rest and switch directions, giving them the confidence to safely access places around them

Benefits of Ramps With a Platform

Platform ramps are a versatile and practical solution for people with accessibility needs. The following are some of the benefits of ramps with platforms.


A platform provides a level surface to rest and reduces the risk of an accident. Wheelchair users can stop and take a break before continuing to their destination. 


Platform ramps simplify changes in elevation for wheelchair users as well as scooters, strollers, and other mobility devices. A platform is a simple component that’s convenient for many people.


Ramps with a platform follow the principles of universal home design, which aims to create environments that are accessible to people of all abilities, ensuring inclusivity and removing obstacles. 

Adding a Platform Ramp at Home

There are a few things to consider for a platform ramp at home. You’ll want to know about the height of the ramp, the amount of space it takes up, and the number of ramps that will be needed in and around the property. 

Other considerations include the necessary space required for the ramp installation and compliance with local regulations and standards. After reviewing these needs, it’s time to create a budget for purchasing the ramp, installation, inspection, and maintenance costs. 

Budgeting for a Ramp With a Platform

How much does a ramp with a platform cost? That depends on a few factors, such as:

  • Materials used
  • Size of the ramp
  • Complexity of the design
  • Professional installation services 

A longer ramp can increase the costs of the devices and installing them. Take the time to create a budget that works for you. And remember to consider more than the upfront cost, including the prices for installation and potential repairs. 

Accessibility Solutions at Omicelo Health

When you are looking for a home modification, you can count on Omicelo Health to offer the support you need. Our team is highly qualified and takes pride in their work, especially when you are happy with the result.

Omicelo Health believes in helping people live life to the fullest. We support people, families, and communities by providing solutions for aging in place.

We are a full-service provider, managing everything from the initial consultation to the installation. Contact Omicelo Health today to learn more about our services to increase mobility and accessibility at home.