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If you are like many new wheelchair users, a change in mobility can also mean a change in access to your home. Former access points no longer make sense. For instance, your walkways, front steps, and door thresholds can become barriers that significantly restrict freedom of movement. The need for a home wheelchair ramp and modifications is a common source of stress for people with limited mobility, especially when you need changes quickly.

Did you know you can restore access to your home in a single day? Below is our 7-step guide when you need a home wheelchair ramp ASAP.

We hope this information is a helpful resource for you, but it is not necessary to read before you contact us. For the quickest help, contact your local accessibility experts at Next Day Access for a free in-home consultation. Your local accessibility experts at Next Day Access will guide you with 25 years of experience and thousands of customers served. Next Day Access removes these barriers so you can continue to live life on your own terms.

We needed a ramp as soon as possible. Next Day Access came the next day and set it up. It looks great! Very sturdy. So glad I called them. I would highly recommend Next Day Access. It’s so nice to have someone treat you with kindness in a difficult situation.

Ricka from Ohio

1. Identify your accessibility needs

When it comes to wheelchair ramp installations, your needs should come first. Some people worry about cost, design, or logistics before thinking about themselves. The truth is, you will make the best choice by prioritizing your unique mobility context.

Before you incorporate other factors, consider the following questions:

  • Will you make temporary or permanent use of a wheelchair?
  • Will your mobility change over time or will it remain the same?
  • Are you using a manual or electric power wheelchair?
  • Does your mobility involve assistance from another person?

Very professional, efficient, and understanding. Needed a wheelchair ramp for short-term use and Next Day Access came out, gave me an estimate on a rental, and had it up within 48 hours. If you are looking for a ramp, long or short term, hire them!

Jared from Tennessee

Keep your answers to these questions in mind. By keeping your mobility needs front and center, you are more likely to choose a ramp that maximizes your independence and becomes an easy part of everyday life.
If you do not know how to answer these questions, don’t worry. For over 25 years our team has worked with thousands of individuals in the midst of unexpected or uncertain circumstances. Contact your local accessibility experts at Next Day Access and let us help you.

2. Choose your access point

With a clearer idea of your accessibility needs, you can think through the best access point in your home for a wheelchair ramp. Consider the exterior, doorway, and interior design of your home when making this decision.

When evaluating access points into your home, consider the following:

  • With wheelchair ramp installation, which access point would provide minimal barriers from the door to my vehicle or other mode of transportation?
  • Is the doorway of this access point wide enough to accommodate my wheelchair? The ADA recommends doorways with a minimum 32” of clearance.
  • Will this access point make sense in a variety of weather and time of day conditions?

Next Day Access really does provide next day service! My husband was unexpectedly disabled in an accident. We found out quickly that our home is inaccessible. By the next day we had a professionally installed ramp that meets ADA standards. No other company I contacted even returned my calls. I can’t thank Next Day enough for their prompt, courteous, and professional service.

Mary from Iowa

3. Follow compliance guidelines

Once you identify a preferred access point for your wheelchair ramp, the next step is to consult ADA guidelines and local codes. ADA-compliant wheelchair ramps provide the most accessible and safe method of exiting and entering your home.

An ADA-compliant wheelchair ramp meets the following requirements:

  • There is a maximum 1:12 ratio for the slope of your run, defined as a single span of the ramp. The maximum rise for one run is 30 inches.
    For instance, a ramp that rises vertically by one foot needs to be 12 feet long. You can check out this helpful ramp calculator on HomeAdvisor to determine the length of your wheelchair ramp.
  • Handrails are required for rises greater than 6 inches.
  • Each run must have a minimum clear width of 36 inches.
  • There must be level landings at both the top and bottom of each run.
  • Edge protection is necessary along runs and landings.
  • Runs and landings must be “firm, stable, and slip-resistant” and “designed to prevent the accumulation of water.”
Next Day Access Article Illustrations Graphic of an ADA compliant wheelchair ramp
Next Day Access Article Illustrations Graphic of an ADA compliant wheelchair ramp

While many local codes follow ADA guidelines, your state or city may have additional or alternate requirements. You can consult these entities before installation or contact your local accessibility experts at Next Day Access for faster service. 

Our team can meet you for a free in-home consultation and help you to decide on a ramp that meets safety standards and your specific needs. We have helped thousands of people install ADA-compliant wheelchair ramps as soon as possible, even in spaces that pose challenges due to available space, rise, or other factors.

Next Day Access is fair, fast and works with you on everything they offer. I would highly recommend them! They have a solution for all obstacles.

Edward from Ohio

4. Select the type of wheelchair ramp

Now that you have a clearer idea of your needs, we invite you to take a look at available residential wheelchair ramps on our website. When you buy a wheelchair ramp from Next Day Access you can trust your ramp meets the highest standards of quality and ADA-compliance. Whichever wheelchair ramp you choose, you are getting a safe, durable product.

There are many options available to you. As you look for your wheelchair ramp, use the following questions to guide your search:

Portable, modular, or permanent?

If you need help with a small level of rise to your access point or plan to use a ramp on the go, choose a portable wheelchair ramp. For sturdier wheelchair ramps you should consider modular or permanent wheelchair ramps. Modular wheelchair ramps are quick and easy to install, customized to the home, and we can remove them just as easily. Permanent wheelchair ramps are the longest lasting choice, and are a good choice if you plan to use a wheelchair ramp for many years.

Next Day Access Article Illustrations Graphic of modular permanent or portable wheelchair ramps
Next Day Access Article Illustrations Graphic of modular permanent or portable ramps
Solid surface or open weave aluminum?

If you live in a more temperate climate, you may choose a solid ramp; if you live in a colder region, open weave aluminum will maintain traction in snowy and icy weather. Either way, an all-aluminum wheelchair ramp is safe and durable, with an 1,000-pound weight capacity!

Next Day Access Article Illustrations Graphic of straight u shape and l shape wheelchair ramps
Next Day Access Article Illustrations Graphic of straight u shape and l shape ramps
Straight, U-shape, or L-shape?

Depending on the layout of your exterior, we can install a permanent or modular ramp that gets you in and out of the house safely and easily.

  • Straight ramps are the best choice when the slope from the ground to your access point is less than the 1:12 ratio recommended by the ADA.
  • L-shaped ramps are a good choice for individuals with access points on another side of the house from the ramp entry point.
  • U-shaped ramps, also called “switch back” ramps, are useful in limited space with higher rise requirements.
Next Day Access Article Illustrations Graphic of solid surface and open weave wheelchair ramps
Next Day Access Article Illustrations Graphic of solid surface and open weave ramps

He was able to get there the next day and I was only there for a short time. We had space constraints and he was able to come up with a solution.

William from Colorado

5. Decide whether to rent or own

Before choosing a design, you will want to decide whether to rent or own your wheelchair ramp. Next Day Access offers several options for individuals depending on their unique mobility needs.

Renting is the best option for individuals who will not use a wheelchair in the span of six months or less. Renting a ramp might be a good choice for individuals in the following situations:

  • During recovery from surgery or injury
  • For end-of-life or hospice care
  • In rental living arrangements or temporary housing
  • To expand access for guests and visitors
  • Installing a temporary, alternate access point

If you will need a wheelchair ramp longer-term or permanently, it will be more cost effective to own your wheelchair ramp. Owning a ramp might be a good choice for individuals for whom one or more of the following are true:

  • Long-term or permanent mobility disability
  • Progressive or chronic health condition
  • Living at home or independently
  • In permanent living arrangements

The ramp is magnificent and extremely well built.  The Next Day Access team did an excellent installation in one afternoon and our whole lives are better for it.  Words can not express my gratitude!

Jenny from California

If you are unsure of whether to own or rent a ramp, contact your local accessibility experts at Next Day Access. With over twenty five years of experience we can provide guidance on the most cost effective option for you, including a rent-to-own option.

6. Explore financing options

When someone needs a wheelchair ramp ASAP, we understand they might be worried about cost. Our team at Next Day Access believes access is more than a wheelchair ramp. Access also means financial accessibility so people can live life on their own terms and with dignity.

That is why we begin by offering a free in-home consultation at your request. Our local accessibility experts can identify potential safety issues, installation challenges, or other considerations; along with the best product and design options for your needs.

When you are ready to move forward with installation, you can choose from several financing options including rentals, rent-to-own, or owned wheelchair ramps. Short on time? Our local accessibility experts can help you decide on the best financing option without burdensome delays.

Next Day Access is extremely professional, does the job correctly the first time, and treats the individuals they work with who have disabilities with total respect.

Louie from Utah

Individuals who need financial assistance can often find additional financing options through local mobility organizations. Ramps.org has a national database that includes organizations offering free or sliding scale ramp installation. Next Day Access is proud to have partnered with some of these organizations! 

7. Schedule wheelchair ramp installation

After your in-home consultation it is time for installation! You can trust our team to install your new wheelchair ramp safely. Our technicians are factory-trained, learning directly from the manufacturers how to install the products we sell. You can also trust every product available through Next Day Access to be high-quality and ADA-compliant.

The ramp from Next Day Access fills the bill. Installation was done on time for when I was discharged from rehab.

Marcia from Pennsylvania

The bottom line?

When you need a wheelchair ramp ASAP, Next Day Access is here to help you. Contact your local accessibility experts for a quick, quality, and free in-home consultation today.

Accessible Living. Delivered in a Day.

Much to the delight of people with limited mobility, accessibility devices are becoming more advanced. The new bars are easier to handle and take up less space. It is exciting to see the changes to such helpful mobility equipment.

Our Safety Poles

Next Day Access now offers a new mobility device, Healthcraft Superbar. The Superbar is a security pole with a curved grab bar mounted from the ceiling to the floor. You can have these installed wherever you like in the home, but many find them particularly useful in the bathroom.

Healthcraft Superbars and SuperPole safety poles have many added benefits to help with fall prevention, bedside or bathtub support, and they’re all very easy to put together.

Superbar Benefits

  • The pole prevents falls. The security pole offers stability and safety when standing or sitting. You can lean on it as you climb over bathtubs or when you are getting in and out of bed. The curved bar can turn and lock into position every 45 degrees and can handle up to 300 pounds.  
  • The height and tension rods are adjustable. However, it must be used with a flat ceiling, and from floor to ceiling must be 7 to 10 feet tall. It includes rubber pads to protect your floors and ceilings from damage. 
  • The pole is versatile and can be used as a bedside support handle, chair standing rail, wheelchair transfer pole, and a bathroom grab bar. The unique grab looks like an inverted “S”. This gives it a ladder-like design with four different places to grip. The user can conveniently get to a standing position using a hand-over-hand motion. 
  • The pole provides more space. It has a modern design, so you will likely not feel the need to have bulky grab bars or railings protruding from the walls. 
  • It’s easy to assemble. You can contact Next Day Access, and our installation team will happily install it for you within minutes. 
safety poles Healthcraft SuperPoles
Healthcraft SuperPoles

Not every Next Day Access location in the country has a Healthcare Superbar in stock; if they do not, we can help you find something similar that fits your needs. However, if you prefer to maintain the grab bars, handles, and railings you have become accustomed to, Next Day Access still has many to choose from and will happily help you determine where they fit best.

We also offer modern, contemporary, and aesthetically pleasing choices on these devices. Contact your nearest Next Day Access if you are in the market for new grab bars or handles. We can show you The Healthcare Superbar and the many other products we offer to make your home accessible. 

When it is time for you to have knee surgery, your doctors have probably already explained you will need to have a comfortable place to recover and the recovery will take some time. To ensure you are ready to come home to a welcoming environment, we looked for the best information to make it easier for you to focus on your health as you heal. The following eight tips come from an article published in AARP.

If you live in a two-story home, create a first floor sleep/ recovery space.

You will quickly learn that navigating stairs is difficult immediately after knee surgery, says Geoffrey Westrich, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon and a professor at Weill Cornell Medicine at Cornell University. Consider converting a downstairs space into a bedroom during your recovery time. This makeshift bedroom should have a bed, or you can sleep on a couch or recliner. Ideally, you can access your bed, bathroom, and kitchen all on the same level. 

Preprare your recovery area.

If you have a comfy chair you would prefer to use, make sure it is sturdy and you can elevate your leg. In this instance, a recliner would be the most helpful. If a recliner is not available, you can use a sturdy chair and an ottoman or a footstool to prop up your leg. Place a firm cushion on the chair to help you stand up. Next Day Access offers lift chairs that lift you to a standing position and rails to hold onto as you stand. 

Place any items you might need nearby. These items include your hygiene products, reading materials, remotes, glasses, chargers, trashcans, tissue, medicine, and change of clothes. 

Preorder medical equipment from your doctor’s office or Next Day Access.

Next Day Access has an assortment of items to help you get to your pre-surgery condition in no time. Items include everything from wheelchairs, walkers, toilet bowl extenders, grab bars and so much more. You can even discuss with Next Day Access, renting some of the items that might be out of budget. 

Prepare your bathroom.

You will be much more comfortable if you have a portable showerhead attachment. The showerhead will help make bathing accessible. You will also need to use the grab bars from Next Day Access throughout the bathroom to assist you in and out of the tub and on and off the toilet.

Stock up on ice packs.

It is vital you ice your knee following surgery. The ice has been shown to reduce swelling and inflammation, eventually leading to a greater range of motion. You can use ice in Ziplock bags or frozen peas; whatever ice pack you choose will get the job done.

Clean out your refrigerator and freezer and stock it with easy to make items 

The last thing you want to do after knee surgery is clean out the fridge and toss expired items. You may be on a strict diet. It is unlikely you will feel much like cooking. You can find no-fuss healthy items to place in the refrigerator that can easily be microwaved. 

Declutter and deep clean the house.

Remove any trip hazards, like rugs or stacks of books. Make sure the space has plenty of room for turning or limping shortly after surgery without obstacles getting in the way. 

Line up help from friends and family.

Even the most independent person can use a hand from time to time. The truth is to keep from hurting yourself worse, you need to enlist the help of other people. You can hire someone to deliver your groceries or walk your dog. However, it is a good idea to have a loved one on standby if you accidentally fall.

Remember, Next Day Access is here for you every step of the way. We will help you find exactly what you might need during your recovery, and if we don’t have it, we will find someone who does! Contact us today for a free in-home assessment.

When making modifications to increase the accessibility of your home, it is important to consider the pivotal role good lighting plays. Proper lighting makes your home easier to navigate no matter your mobility level. For a home to be completely accessible, you will need more than just wheelchair ramps and grab bars. You should be mindful of the range of physical abilities and challenges your loved ones must deal with and consider every aspect of the home for diverse users. If you do not make sure to install proper lighting, your loved one could suffer an injury that could have easily been avoided. 

The website ieslightlogic.com gives insightful information on keeping an aesthetically pleasing home with stylish lighting. The modern lighting serves the purpose of helping rather than hindering your loved one. Here are some of the website’s best tips.

Avoid Glare from Lighting

Since wheelchair users are at a lower point in their wheelchair, they are often eye to eye with a lamp or other lighting source. It is essential you position the light at an angle where it does not go directly into their eyes. You can also buy fixtures with reduced glare. 

Navigation Lights

People with disabilities have an increased need for adequate lighting due to spatial navigation difficulties or poor vision. For increased functionality in an accessible home, consider installing track lighting that runs on the ground for the length of the hallways or outdoor pathways. Using LED lighting is helpful since you can place it against walls or on the outside of pathways to help users avoid tripping. The added lighting allows everyone to see more clearly, which aids in navigation and avoiding injury. 

Supplemental Lighting

You can add small round light fixtures; some even stick to walls, around door locks, switches, handles, grab bars, or room landmarks. 

Easy Access Light Switches

One of the most common issues wheelchair users face is not being able to reach light switches. Some are placed at the back of counters which makes them nearly impossible to reach. In an accessible home, it is recommended by universal design principles light switches be placed on the wall at 36 inches or 44 inches maximum. 

Motion Sensor Lighting

For the ultimate safety and accessibility, installing motion sensor lighting is ideal, especially in bathroom areas or outdoor areas. Motion sensor lighting will help your loved one avoid fumbling with a light switch. The lights will simply come on when they enter the space.

At Next Day Access, we offer several items to help people living with disabilities or adults aging in place live comfortably, safely, and independently. We also offer free in-home consultations to help ensure the home is completely accessible. Contact us today to schedule your consultation. 

Are you or a loved one experiencing mobility issues and needing the assistance of a wheelchair? If so, it might be time to remodel your home’s entry with a step-less solution. By remodeling for a step-less entry, you can be confident your entry will be safer and more comfortable. Here are the steps for remodeling for a step-less entry into your home: 

How To Remodel

  1. Have a covered entrance built over the entranceway. The covered entry aids in controlling water at a low threshold and ensures protection during inclement weather. 
  1. Make sure there is adequate maneuvering space around storm doors and screen doors. 
  1. Measure 5’x5’ as the minimum for level landing area maneuvering. 
  1. The walkway should be 4′ wide and sloped at 1:20 or less. If the slopes are steeper than 1:30, you will need to install handrails. 
  1. By using a mixture of retaining walls and earth berm, you will have an effective method that supplies a step-less route to the landing while keeping an integrated appearance of the home. 
  1. Remove the original small stoop. 
  1. When set at the same level as the interior house floor, the new porch landing will diminish the step at the entry door. 
  1. Prepare a flush or low-profile threshold ½’. This measurement will need to be the maximum height. 
  1. Install handrails with an integral package shelf. 
  1.  Exchange your house numbers for higher contrast numbers to ensure the numbers are easy to read at a distance. 
  1. Set up good lighting at the entryway. Focus the light on the house numbers and locksets to make certain you or your loved one have ease of use and better security. 
  1.  Ensure the entry and screen door provides a minimum 32″ clear opening with leverage-style hardware. 
  1. Lower the peephole, so you or your loved one can see through the peephole from the wheelchair. 

Next Actions

At Next Day Access, our priority is to make sure that anyone aging in place or has mobility issues can live safely, comfortably, and independently at home. We offer a vast assortment of items that make life easier. If you would prefer not to remodel your entryway, we offer many different styles of wheelchair ramps, including threshold ramps that easily slide over a small step. However, we have products to help with your remodel if you choose to remodel. You can schedule an in-home consultation with us, and we can help you figure out if a remodel is the most effective solution for your home. During the consultation, we can also help to show you areas in the home that could use added safety measures. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. 

According to a survey from the AARP Public Policy Institute and National Conference of State Legislatures, approximately 90% of people age 65 and older want to stay in their homes as long as they possibly can. It makes a lot of sense for people to want to age in place since they are comfortable in their homes. However, some home modifications or accommodations must be met as well to adapt to life as you get older. Home modifications don’t always have to be extensive, though, and here are a few to consider that can make a significant impact on your quality of life.

Add Threshold Ramps

Part of aging in place means eliminating trip and fall hazards. Threshold ramps play an important role in this, and they are easy to install. Temporary threshold ramps can simply be laid down in entryways, but you can also opt for professional installation for a permanent solution. Anyone who uses a mobility device like a wheelchair, walker, scooter, or anything else can feel more confident navigating the home when threshold ramps are present. Your physical disability can be easier to deal with when you don’t have to worry about as many trip hazards. And the peace of mind when walking throughout your home is very underrated when aging in place.

Improve Lighting In Dark Areas

Lighting is another aspect that might need to be upgraded in your home. Evaluate hallways, bathrooms, and other spaces you might have to walk through when it’s dark. Plugging in night lights is easy to do and inexpensive. You could also opt for motion detection lighting so you don’t even have to worry about flipping a switch to get adequate light. Anyone with a physical disability might have trouble moving around in the dark and can easily fall off balance if they don’t anticipate an obstacle. Make aging in place easier to adapt to by improving lighting throughout the home.

Rearrange Furniture

One of the simplest home modifications to complete is rearranging furniture to make the space feel more open. Navigating around couches, tables, rugs, and other things can be dangerous depending on the placement of those items. Plus, creating an open concept can also be aesthetically pleasing and help if you have a cognitive disability. Aging in place is all about creating a safe and comfortable environment. Even if you are healthy and moving around flawlessly now, your situation can change as you get older. Prepare for the future by making your home more accessible now.

Next Day Access helps people age in place so they can live as comfortably as possible. Whether you need a wheelchair ramp, a threshold ramp, need bathroom accessibility, or anything else to help you navigate your home, we’ve got you covered. People have a common misconception that home modifications have to be extensive and expensive to age in place successfully. When you contact us for a free home evaluation, you might be surprised at how simple and cost-effective it is to make your home safe to age in place for years to come.

As more seniors than ever before strive to age in place, home modifications are becoming the norm. This is also true for people who have mobility concerns due to having a disability. The good news is you can create a more accessible space without breaking the bank in most cases. We’ve got you covered with some of the most cost-effective and impactful home modifications to improve your space.

Widen Doorways

Widening doorways is a great way to make your home wheelchair accessible. This type of modification could be difficult to accomplish depending on the layout of your home, but it’s a worthy option to pursue. Even removing an interior door through a hallway or similar area can make a huge difference when every inch of space matters. Speak with a professional about how to widen doorways, and you’ll appreciate the impact this modification can make.

Install Walk-In Tubs Or Showers

The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in the home to boost accessibility. The floor is often prone to being slippery, and it can also be challenging to navigate due to tight turns. A walk-in tub or shower can make a tremendous impact on people with mobility concerns. Not having to lift their feet to get into the bathtub or shower removes a fall risk immediately. Installing one of these products can be expensive but is well worth it when you consider the immediate safety and accessibility it provides.

Place Ramps And Rails In Appropriate Locations

Making your home wheelchair accessible can be beneficial even if you don’t use a wheelchair. Ramps are much easier to navigate compared to stairs, and threshold ramps can eliminate trip hazards. Rails and grab bars are also underrated parts of creating an accessible space. These products improve balance and reduce the chances of falling, especially when placed in bathrooms. Every bit of peace of mind is valuable when you have mobility concerns, and rails and ramps are inexpensive ways to achieve it.

Take Care Of Minor Home Modifications

Some home modifications that make the biggest impact are the ones that don’t cost anything. For example, rearranging furniture to make rooms more open can reduce trip and fall incidents. Managing cords in specific spaces can also reduce injury risks. Rugs are also commonly known for creating trip hazards for people with mobility concerns, so removing them entirely can make your space more accessible. And if you have poor lighting in certain areas, consider installing inexpensive night lights to help you see where you’re going easier.

Next Day Access wants to help you have an accessible home while staying within your budget. Simple home modifications can make a major impact on the accessibility of your home, and it’s important to make the changes while aging in place. Someone with mobility concerns should do anything they can to eliminate fall risks. We are here to help in any way we can, so contact us today to schedule a free home evaluation to see how we can assist.

Whether you’re an older adult living at home or have a physical disability that limits your mobility, bathroom safety should be a top priority. According to the National Council on Aging, falling is the result of more than three million emergency department visits every year. What may be even more surprising about that statistic is most of the falls are preventable. Improving bathroom safety should begin with evaluating your current bathtub or shower and deciding whether a walk-in tub or shower could be beneficial. Here are the main factors to consider between the two.

Benefits of a Walk-In Tub

Older adults striving for independent living can benefit from a walk-in tub in many ways. The anti-slip surface provides better traction than traditional bathtubs or showers to help prevent slipping and falling. The lower threshold also means you don’t have to lift your feet as high to enter, so it’s not as difficult to maintain your balance. A walk-in tub is shaped differently from traditional tubs since they are taller but not as wide. This means you can more easily submerge your body in the water and allow the hydrotherapy jets to target your aches and pain points. 

Walk-In Showers Have Some Limitations

If you’re used to primarily taking a shower instead of a bath, then you may be considering upgrading to a walk-in shower. These can be more spacious than traditional shower-tub combinations, but the problem is they don’t allow for sitting and taking a bath if you want to. For a senior living at home, having this option is important so you can sit and relax after a long day, or if you get to a point where standing for several minutes becomes more difficult. 

Your Current and Future Needs When Deciding

Some of the things to consider when deciding whether a walk-in tub or a walk-in shower is right for you include:

  • Any mobility limitations you have
  • Whether you would benefit from hydrotherapy jets to target pain points
  • Possible slip hazards
  • Whether you enjoy sitting and relaxing occasionally

It’s essential to think about these factors for your current situation and what you may want in the future. A walk-in tub or a walk-in shower is a significant investment, so it’s important to get what you need for the long-term since the decision is difficult to reverse once installed. A walk-in tub is usually the popular choice for a senior living at home. It is easily accessible and suitable for aging in place without risking safety as much.

Next Day Access strives to help seniors with their independent living efforts. Walk-in tubs and walk-in showers are popular upgrades to bathrooms, but you have to think closely about which one is most ideal for you. Most seniors opt for a walk-in tub, and it’s easy to see why with all of the luxury features they have available. Safety is always the number one concern for a senior living at home, and a walk-in tub can enhance it. If you’re thinking about upgrading your bathroom, contact us, and we would be thrilled to provide you with a free home assessment and help you learn about the options available to you.

A stair lift is a great product to consider installing in your home if you’re afraid of tripping and falling. Some of the biggest causes of falling in the home is a poor stair design, uneven stairs and small stair widths. Every year, millions of people admit to the emergency room due to injuries suffered from falling. Small home modifications for older people can go a long way in preventing these injuries and giving peace of mind. Not sure if a stair lift is right for your home? Here are three common questions that can help you decide.

How do I know if a stair lift will fit in my home?

There is a stair lift available to fit virtually every staircase. If you have a straight staircase with no turns or landings, then a straight stair lift is what you’ll need. Curved stair lifts are also available for any other type of staircase and can be customized to the layout of your home. Most stair lifts simply require a wall outlet to plug into, and many of them also come with a battery backup in the event of an emergency.

A trained and certified home accessibility professional can create the appropriate configuration to keep you safe while going up and down the stairs. You do not need to have any background knowledge on the different types of stair lifts available or if they’ll fit your needs. When you work with the right professional, they will make recommendations based on exactly what you need to maximize your mobility and increase safety in your home.

Can you install a stair lift for outdoor stairs?

Stair lifts are also designed for your outdoor living space. Most outdoor stair lifts are fully waterproof and designed to withstand harsh elements. Like indoor stair lifts, they are customized for straight stairs, curved stairs or even for stairs with multiple landings. Enjoy your outdoor living space more with an outdoor stair lift that requires minimal maintenance over time.

How sturdy is a stair lift?

A stair lift is typically secured directly to the staircase, not on the railing or the wall. You should not experience any type of unsteadiness with your stair lift, since your weight is applied to the staircase. The weight limit of stair lifts can vary, but many of them have a maximum weight capacity of 300 pounds with options for higher weight capacities if you often carry items up the stairs that could exceed this weight limit. 

Next Day Access believes your home is where you should find ultimate comfort. The feeling of being uncomfortable walking up and down stairs can lead to a greater risk of accidents. If something as small as installing a stair lift could ease your worries, then give us a call today to schedule a free in-home safety assessment.

Do you need a ramp that is durable, affordable, and that can be installed quickly? If so, Next Day Access in Nashville offers modular wheelchair ramps. We can design a custom configuration to meet any entry need. The modular ramps also can be reconfigured as needs change: they are expandable and moveable.

Modular aluminum ramps will withstand all the harshest weather conditions, are very low maintenance, lightweight, and can be installed within one day. We are a Sell, Furnish and Install provider, meaning we install all the products we sell. Next Day Access team members participate in ongoing product training as new products develop or enhance.

They are very safe. Safety, innovation, and functionality are behind each wheelchair ramp design offered by Next Day Access. Each of our modular wheelchair ramps have a permanent, nonskid surface with no need for concrete footings or pads.

Whether you are a homeowner or run a business, modular ramps can be custom colored to match the exterior of the building where you require a ramp. The ramps are recyclable and made in the U.S.A.

Contact Next Day Access to learn more about our accessibility options. We also offer the excellent service of a locally owned business. We are happy to give you a free in-home safety assessment, product information, or a quote.

Check out some of the ramps we offer here.

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