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Houston, TX, August 3, 2023: Next Day Access North Houston, a leading accessibility and mobility company, is thrilled to announce its expansion into a new territory, Katy, Texas, solidifying its position as a frontrunner in the aging-in-place sector. This move marks an exciting chapter in the company’s growth story as it continues to innovate, cater to a broader customer base, and explore new opportunities for success.

By establishing a local presence in Katy, Next Day Access North Houston aims to enhance its ability to provide personalized solutions tailored to meet the unique needs and preferences of individuals in search of accessibility and mobility products. This move will foster closer relationships, allowing for more efficient, improved customer service. 

“Next Day Access North Houston opened in 2021, specifically to help people stay safe in their homes in the North Houston area,” said Brian Week, Owner of Next Day Access North Houston. “We’ve helped thousands of people to date, and we want to help even more. Expanding our operation into the Katy area is a positive step toward serving all of Greater Houston. We have already begun our awareness campaign across west Houston, and the results thus far have been outstanding.”

Next Day Access North Houston is a local provider of accessibility and mobility solutions for residences and commercial businesses. They sell, deliver, and install wheelchair ramps, stairlifts, platform lifts, and much more. 

To learn more about Next Day Access North Houston, visit: https://www.nextdayaccess.com/north-houston-tx/

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About Next Day Access 
Next Day Access is a local provider for accessibility and mobility solutions for homes and commercial businesses. With over 30 franchise locations across the United States and Canada, their goal is to help aging loved ones and people with limited mobility and disabilities live safely, comfortably, and independently in their homes. Learn more by visiting nextdayaccess.com.

The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments’ Area Agency on Aging awards Next Day Access Colorado Springs funding to purchase automated external defibrillators.

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO, UNITED STATES, July 14, 2023 — The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments’ Area Agency on Aging (PPACG-AAA) awards Next Day Access Colorado Springs funding to purchase automated external defibrillators.

The PPACG-AAA funds allowed Next Day Access Colorado Springs to purchase AEDs for their staff to have available in their offices and in their vehicles when traveling. Employees are First Aid and CPR certified and can provide peace of mind for those at a higher rate of sudden cardiac arrest, stroke, or heart attack, possibly saving lives.

Many of whom Next Day Access Colorado Springs serve customers at an older age or have limited mobility. They sell and install wheelchair ramps, grab bars, stair lifts, walk-in showers, and more, all of which help individuals stay safe and independent in their homes.

“Next Day Access has been an ongoing partner funded by the Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging through the Older Americans Act funding,” said Jody Barker, Director of PPACG-AAA. “The Next Day Access team knows the community’s needs and continues to do a nice job serving older adults, and our Regional Advisory Council acknowledges this through the continued funding of their services.”

“We are in the business of helping people, specifically people with health complications,” said David Beiner, CEO of Next Day Access Colorado Springs. “If we can offer another way to provide safety, we want to be able to do so. The technicians, office staff, and myself are equipped with the AEDs, whether on the road or at the office.”

To learn more about Next Day Access Colorado Springs, visit their website: www.nextdayaccess.com/colorado-springs-co

About Next Day Access

Next Day Access is a local provider for accessibility and mobility solutions for homes and commercial businesses. With franchise locations across the United States and Canada, their goal is to help aging loved ones and people with limited mobility and disabilities live safely, comfortably, and independently in their homes. Learn more by visiting nextdayaccess.com.

Next Day Access Opens in the Dallas-Celina Area to Provide Accessibility and Mobility Solutions to Local Communities

Celina,Texas, May 1, 2023: Next Day Access is pleased to announce the opening of Next Day Access Dallas-Celina. The franchise location, a provider of residential and commercial accessibility and mobility solutions, is owned by husband and wife Brien and Lesli Caldwell.

Brien and Lesli are co-owners of Next Day Access Dallas-Celina. Brien holds a marketing degree from Northeastern State University and 30 years of marketing experience across various industries, including airline, hospital, and casino roles. Lesli has a Psychology degree from Texas A&M University and recently retired from a 25-year career with GEICO.

Through Next Day Access Dallas-Celina, Brien and Lesli want to provide a valuable service to their local community. Lesli herself, experiences mobility issues, which has given them both a greater appreciation and compassion for the challenges their customers face. They are dedicated to finding the best mobility and accessibility solutions tailored to their customers needs.

“With this opportunity, we are most excited about having the chance to positively impact a person’s and even their family’s life,” said Brien, Vice President of Next Day Access Dallas-Celina. 

The Next Day Access Dallas-Celina location will provide a wide range of accessibility and mobility solutions for residential and commercial customers. Their product line includes wheelchair ramps, in-home lifts, bathroom safety solutions, pool lifts, scooters, and more. Their team has the knowledge and skills to help create a safer and more accessible environment. 

Learn more about Next Day Access Dallas-Celina by visiting https://www.nextdayaccess.com/celina-tx/ or calling 469-361-3300.

About Next Day Access

Next Day Access is a leading provider for accessibility and mobility solutions for homes and commercial businesses. With franchise locations across the United States and Canada, their goal is to help aging loved ones and people with limited mobility and disabilities live safely, comfortably, and independently in their homes. Learn more by visiting www.nextdayaccess.com.

Next Day Access Hamilton, ON Opens to Bring Accessibility and Mobility Solutions to Local Communities

Hamilton, Ontario, March 6, 2023: Next Day Access is pleased to announce its new location in Hamilton, Ontario. It is the fourth development in Canada for Next Day Access. The Next Day Access Hamilton franchise, a provider of residential and commercial accessibility and mobility products, is owned by Joel Varghese. 

Before Next Day Access, Varghese owned and operated his own successful business for over five years and was responsible for sales, marketing, and operations. This included end-to-end management of the supply chain, sales activities, services, and support. 

Varghese began his search for a new opportunity in the fall of 2021 and came across Next Day Access. His interest sparked as he learned more about the brand and the aging-in-place industry.

“This industry is new and niche, especially in Ontario,” said Varghese. “I want to help my community by helping provide a better living experience for people with limited mobility and disabilities, whether with bathroom modifications or installing a stair lift.”

Next Day Access Hamilton will focus on providing accessibility and mobility solutions to individuals of all ages across Hamilton and surrounding areas. 

To learn more about the Next Day Access Hamilton franchise, please visit www.nextdayaccess.com/hamilton-on.

About Next Day Access 

Next Day Access is a local provider for accessibility and mobility solutions for homes and commercial businesses.

With franchise locations across the United States and Canada, their goal is to help aging loved ones and people with limited mobility and disabilities live safely, comfortably, and independently in their homes.

Next Day Access Oak Brook, Illinois Opens to Bring Accessibility and Mobility Solutions to Local Communities

Next Day Access is pleased to announce a new location in Oak Brook, Illinois. Next Day Access Oak Brook franchise, a provider of residential and commercial accessibility and mobility products, is owned by Sakher Almakhamreh.

Almakhamreh moved to the United States from Jordan in 2016. Since living in the Oak Brook area, he opened an LLC consulting for foreign services. While in Jordan, Almakhamreh practiced law and prior to that was a supervisor for a dealer universal vehicle company. He also served in the Jordan military for seven years. 

With the desire of wanting to start something new and challenging, Almakhamreh connected with a franchise agent and discovered Next Day Access. After learning more about the brand’s mission and meeting the staff, he felt Next Day Access is the right fit.

“There are three big reasons why I wanted to join the brand,” said Almakhamreh. “The first is helping my community who need accessibility solutions. The second is it’s a family-based business, which I like. Lastly, the home office staff. They are responsive, considerate, and compassionate.” 

Next Day Access Oak Brook will focus on providing accessibility and mobility solutions to individuals of all ages across Oak Brook and surrounding areas. 

To learn more about Next Day Access Oak Brook, visit their website: www.nextdayaccess.com/oak-brook-il 

About Next Day Access 
Next Day Access is a local provider for accessibility and mobility solutions for homes and commercial businesses. With franchise locations across the United States and Canada, their goal is to help aging loved ones and people with limited mobility and disabilities live safely, comfortably, and independently in their homes. Learn more by visiting www.nextdayaccess.com.

When aging adults reach a point where they have accessibility concerns, it is time to consider remodeling their bathrooms to keep them safe. A bathroom not designed for aging adults has many slip hazards, and a simple fall could be more painful and debilitating for an aging adult. Next Day Access offers many solutions to make the bathroom as safe as possible for aging adults. Here are a few tips to keep your aging loved one safe in their bathroom. 

Install Grab Bars, Shower Handles, or a Tension Mounted Pole 

Aging adults with poor balance will try to steady themselves by grabbing a towel rack or wall-mounted sink. Neither is designed to hold a person’s body weight. Invest in sturdy grab bars, and safety poles. Install the grab bars on the wall around the toilet and in the shower with the shower handles. Make sure they are firmly bolted to the wall and are grip resistant. 

A newer concept for aging adults is the tension-mounted pole. It can be placed anywhere in the house where your aging loved one needs help with balance, but it is especially helpful in a bathroom, alongside grab bars and shower handles. The tension pole is a floor-to-ceiling metal rod with an “S” shape bar in the middle of the rod so your aging loved one can use a hand-over-hand technique to pull themselves up without injury. 

Consider Investing in a Walk-In Tub or Quick Tub Conversion Kit 

One of the most challenging moves for an aging adult with accessibility concerns is stepping over the tub to shower or take a bath. At Next Day Access, we offer walk-in tubs. The walk-in tubs have an outward swinging door that allows your loved one to walk straight into the tub. Many also have a tall seat in the tub, so your loved one does not have to bend down when bathing, or if they prefer to shower, the bench acts as a shower seat. 

The quick tub conversion kit supplies you with everything you need to turn your existing bathtub into a step-in shower while still maintaining a fully functional bathtub. It is similar to the walk-in tub, but it does not include a bench.  

Ensure the Bathroom has Slip Resistant Rugs and Mats 

It is inevitable that while showering or bathing, the bathroom floors will end up wet. Make sure to place slip-resistant pads down in the shower and ensure any rugs outside the tub or shower are also slip-resistant. 

Install a Bio Bidet 

To ensure your loved one gets as clean as possible and for even more ease in the bathroom, you could install a Bio Bidet. We recommend the extremely popular Bio Bidet because it offers both comfort and the functionality of a heavy-duty commode. The Bio Bidet also offers a cleansing method that many people have claimed is far superior to other bidets. 

Everything that Next Day Access sells we also install. Our experienced installation team will ensure that each bathroom product is secured correctly. Our goal at Next Day Access is for aging adults to be able to age in place. We provide several products that ensure the home is safe and comfortable for them. If you need help remodeling a bathroom to keep your aging loved one safe, do not hesitate to reach out to your nearest Next Day Access. We also offer in-home consultations to ensure the entire home is secure. 

Did you know that most American adults own an average of at least 300,000 items? Also, one out of ten Americans have an off-site storage rental for their excess belongings, according to Joshua Becker, who wrote: “21 Surprising Statistics That Reveal How Much Stuff We Actually Own, Becoming Minimalist.” 

Over their lifetimes, aging adults will accumulate several items over the years that could now be cluttering the home. Too much stuff in the home can make it hard to move around, which can be especially dangerous for aging adults.

Living in a cluttered space can also make us feel more anxious or depressed. Here are some decluttering tips for aging adults in your loved one’s home, so they feel safer and more comfortable at home. 

Declutter One Room at a Time 

Decluttering can feel overwhelming if you do not limit yourself to one room at a time. To begin, it might be helpful to declutter the room with the greatest number of possessions. Starting here could help your aging loved one not feel overwhelmed with the process.

For some aging adults, it became ingrained in them not to throw things away that “could” be valuable. You may know the item is not and will not be, but perhaps they are no longer savvy about what sells. Also, many aging adults have inherited many things that they are sentimentally attached to.

For these items, you could try to figure out clever storage ideas. These days between places like The Container Store or Amazon, you can find many ways to creatively store precious items.  

Make Piles 

Separate the piles into keep, throw away, and donate. If your loved one is having trouble sorting items into these piles, you can include a maybe pile that you can revisit once you separate everything else. This will help your loved one feel in control instead of being pressured in the moment. 

Get Rid of Items That Could be Dangerous 

If your loved one has limited mobility and needs assistance balancing, they must have a clear pathway for their safety. They will also likely need your help throwing away items they cannot reach. Items such as: 

  • Expired food items 
  • Broken furniture 
  • Old medicine 
  • Broken dishes, including pots and pans 
  • Broken appliances  
  • Rugs you deem a trip hazard 
  • Unused wires or plugs for electronics 
  • Any damaged items lying around that you know will never be fixed 

Throw Away Duplicate Items 

Many people buy duplicate items because they misplaced an item, or maybe the item was on sale, and they like it more than the one they have at home. Whatever the reason, these duplicate items add up in each room. For example: 

  • Bathroom: Your aging loved one could have many towels, rugs, and toiletries they do not need. 
  • Office: Notebooks, scissors, pens, stationery – All these items could take up valuable space. 
  • Kitchen: Over the years, it is likely your aging loved one has collected numerous dishes, coffee mugs, silverware, etc. These duplicated items could generously be donated to a local mission. 
  • Closet: Many ladies and some men love to have a variety of clothes. There is nothing wrong with that unless many of their clothes are almost exact replicas of each other. This could include accessories as well. 

Put Items Where They Belong in the Home 

Try to ensure that every item has a place it belongs. Silverware should go in the drawer in the kitchen. Books should be on a bookshelf. A coat should be hung in the coat closet. The list could go on and on. The quickest way for a house to get in disarray is when items are strewn about the house instead of in their rightful places. 

We hope these tips will help you to make the home safer and more comfortable for your aging loved one. At Next Day Access, it is our goal to help aging adults be able to live out their lives in their homes.

We offer several products that assist with mobility, such as grab bars or wheelchairs, among many other accessibility devices or mobility equipment. If we can ever help you ensure your loved one’s home is safe, please do not hesitate to reach out to your nearest Next Day Access to schedule an in-home consultation

A new study by researchers at the University of Virginia found that people with type 2 diabetes who attend an annual wellness check are significantly less likely to require a major lower extremity amputation within the same year. 

The research involved Medicare beneficiaries diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, who are now entitled to a free yearly healthcare visit. The research found that 36% of people with diabetes had decreased odds of amputation just by attending this free check-up. 

Jennifer Lobo, a researcher from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA, presented findings at the 82nd American Diabetes Association’s Scientific Session in New Orleans, Louisiana. She said that “People who made use of the new free annual wellness checks had diabetic foot issues diagnosed earlier than those who did not attend the wellness check.”  She also suggested that, “Policymakers should prioritize incentives for having patients participate in annual wellness visits to improve preventative care and reduce major lower extremity amputations, particularly in the Diabetes Belt.”  

The Diabetes Belt, where the study took place, is made up of 644 counties in the Southeastern and Appalachian USA. The study showed that people in the Diabetes Belt had a 27% higher risk of requiring a major lower extremity amputation when compared with surrounding counties.

Previous research from the team found that precisely one additional major lower extremity amputation per 1000 people was needed in the Diabetes Belt compared to other counties. 

The study also found that there are significantly increased rates of diabetes-related amputations among non-Hispanic Black patients in comparison to non-Hispanic White patients. This is true for inside and outside the Diabetes Belt. Researchers suggest the discrepancy could be due to relatively low available resources in the Diabetes Belt area. In order to boost preventative care in this area, more resources need to be available soon. 

“While Annual Wellness Visits are a free visit for qualified Medicare beneficiaries, additional incentives or resources to overcome systematic access to care barriers are needed to support patient attendance,” says Jennifer Lobo. “Patient education about the value of Annual Wellness Visits and preventative care could also help improve utilization of Annual Wellness Visits, hopefully reducing the rate of major amputations.” 

The new FREE Annual Wellness Visits provided by Medicare will benefit millions of people with Type 2 Diabetes, but only if they take advantage of the free visit.  

At Next Day Access, we encourage you to take advantage of this wellness visit. However, if you have recently had an amputation, we encourage you to visit your nearest Next Day Access. We provide many types of mobility equipment to help you get around safely and independently after an amputation. We sincerely hope you will never find yourself needing an amputation, but we are here for you if you do.  

Scams targeting aging adults are getting more creative. According to Amy Nofziger, AARP’s director of fraud victim support, “Scammers stay on top of whatever is new, such as the popularity of Zoom, Covid-19 vaccines, and online shopping. They then move fast to create ploys that best fit the moment.”

No one wants to see an aging loved one become the victim of fraud. It is essential that you are aware of potential scams and make sure the aging adult in your life does not fall victim to one. Here are a few of the top scams currently targeting aging adults: 

Fake Online Shopping Websites 

These online shops look more accurate today than ever since they use photos from real online shops. The scammers copy the original site’s look to trick your loved one into believing they are buying things from their favorite site. They are left without any items being delivered or a lower quality item being delivered. If your loved one has a website, they enjoy shopping from, advise them to check the online reviews or the Better Business Bureau’s online directory to ensure the site is legitimate. 

Scam Text Messages 

In this scam scenario, the fraudsters are texting aging adults urgent messages claiming something is wrong with their bank account, credit card, or phone service. They are then asking for personal information such as account numbers, social security numbers, pin codes, or more so they can steal your loved one’s identity. Many aging adults do not expect scams to come from text messages, but it has become one of the most popular ways for scammers to target these communities. 

Fake Prescription Drugs 

Aging adults consume about one-third of all prescription drugs in the United States. Your aging loved one could receive an email claiming that a company can offer them their medicine at a lower price. The people sending these emails often try to get your loved one’s insurance information and credit card number. They then will send placebo pills. Also, many pharmacies now offer drop-off services. Your loved one needs to be sure they trust their pharmacy, many pharmacies will not replace your loved one’s medicine if it is not delivered, yet this primarily pertains to medicine that is a controlled substance. Regardless, make sure your aging loved one is vigilant about going through their doctors for their medicine, and if they cannot pick up their medicine on their own, they need to send someone they trust. 

These are just a few of the scams out there today. It is highly beneficial if you keep watch over aging adults to ensure they avoid being taken advantage of. 

Many aging adults cannot wait for retirement. Then when retirement comes along, many often complain that they find themselves bored. Fortunately, there are many volunteer activities you can do to help you lead a more fulfilling life. 

In some cases, when an aging adult has recently lost a spouse or companion, this boredom can turn into depression. A recent article in AARP describes a woman in this exact situation. Her spouse passed away, and at 81 years old, she was still vivacious and active even though her diabetes wasn’t improving.

She talked of how she soon developed depression and began looking for a way to improve her situation. After looking at different available options, she decided to start volunteering. She researched available volunteer opportunities in her community using the Corporation for National Community & Service resource.

She states that once she began volunteering, it gave her a new lease on life. She felt essential to those she helped and began to enjoy life again. 

This woman is one of the millions of aging adults, age 65 and older, who transformed their life by volunteering. There is something for everyone. 

According to the Corporation for National Community & Service, some of the most popular volunteer activities for aging adults include: 

  • Making or collecting blankets or clothing. 
  • Mentoring youth or young couples. 
  • Teaching a trade or skill, or even working with individuals learning to read by teaching them. 
  • General labor including cleaning up portions of a street or park, working with Habitat for Humanity, and helping build homes. 
  • Fundraising for various charities. 
  • Serving, preparing, or distributing food to sheltered adults or low-income families. 

The list above is just a few examples of how aging adults choose to volunteer. It seems that volunteering is not only about helping others, but, in many ways, it also helps the volunteer. 

Why Aging Adults Should Consider Volunteering 

According to multiple studies aging adults who volunteer even tend to live longer. It turns out that volunteering has mental, physical, and social benefits for those that choose to volunteer. 

Social benefits 

Aging adults tend to isolate themselves. According to AARP, studies estimate that 17% of Americans aged 55 and older feel isolated from society. When we separate ourselves, we could have a greater likelihood of developing an illness. It takes courage but pulling yourself out of isolation can be very beneficial for physical and mental health. 

Physically good for you 

When you volunteer, you are getting out and being far more active than sitting at home. Inactivity, as you age, promotes the advancement of serious illnesses such as heart issues, joint pain, bone loss, and more. 

Help give back to the community 

Of course, giving back to the community seems the most obvious benefit, but currently, many communities have been harshly affected by bad weather, Covid, job loss, and more.

Many people are struggling and being able to help even one person means a lot to the community as it is often a trickle-down effect. Once people get back on their feet, they can help others, and so on. You may never know the impact you have while volunteering! 

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