My friend Dan had a stroke about 3 months ago. He is paralyzed on the right side and his recovery process is not moving along very well. He will return to his home in about a month. That is where we built the access ramp Tuesday. The ramp is 68 ft long with one right angle turn at 48 feet from the high end. Even though it has a pitch of only 1in 12 it looks steep. The floor is treated 3/4 in plywood and it has sturdy 2 by siderails. His wife is a small lady, but she can push him up the ramp. My concerne is should an accident happen on the ramp, should she slip or in some way loose control Dan could not control the chair since he has only the use of his left hand and leg. I believe she said that Medicare would provide a chair of some sort. I an completely ignorant about chairs so I need some help so I can help her. Any comments would be appreciated! One thing I wonder about is weather some sort of one handed brake arrangement is available and where from if it is. What about powered chairs? Help please!