Access-Ability

Access-Ability A 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to helping people gain greater independence by offering the loan of durable medical equipment and obtaining the medical supplies they need.
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Operating as usual

03/12/2020
03/12/2020
COVID-19: What Older Adults Need to Know

If you are experiencing symptoms please call the CRH hotline for an over the phone screening.

✅CRH COVID-19 HOTLINE (812) 379-4449

*Copied from CRH page*

Although there are still no confirmed cases of coronavirus, COVID-19, in our area, it's important for the community to continue to prepare. Some groups of the population are more at risk than others, including the elderly and those with compromised immune systems.

This video has great information for those at higher risk ⬇️

https://youtu.be/TjcoN9Aek24

For more information from CRH ➡️ www.crh.org/news

Jay Butler, Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases at CDC, describes preventative measures to help protect older adults from COVID-19. Comments on this vide...

If you are looking for information on the Caronavirus or any other disease, the CDC is an excellent resource to keep you...
03/03/2020
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

If you are looking for information on the Caronavirus or any other disease, the CDC is an excellent resource to keep you and your family updated. How to protect your family, and what steps to take if you feel you may have been in contact with someone who's been ill are right here. Click the link below to find out more information.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.

Did you know Access-Ability has CPAP/VPAP/BIPAP machines, nebulizers, motorized wheelchairs, alert systems, blood glucos...
01/31/2020

Did you know Access-Ability has CPAP/VPAP/BIPAP machines, nebulizers, motorized wheelchairs, alert systems, blood glucose monitors, and baby monitors? 😱😳

✔️CPAP/VPAP Machines = $40-$75 *dependingon model and hours*
✔️BIPAP Machines = $75
✔️Nebulizers = $25
✔️ Motorized Wheelchairs= starting at $300
✔️Alert Systems = $25
✔️ Glucose Monitors = $10
✔️Baby Monitors = $10

Stop by the office at 1531 13th Street (*inside United Way building*) Or call (812)-314-2899 m-f 10a.m. - 4 p.m.

* All proceeds from the sale of our motorized/plug-in items are used to purchase durable medical equipment for our clients*

Look what we got in today!! 😳9 cases of Pedialyte= $10/caseMouth swabs,  bag of approximately 50= $2010oz syringe, bag o...
01/24/2020

Look what we got in today!! 😳

9 cases of Pedialyte= $10/case
Mouth swabs, bag of approximately 50= $20
10oz syringe, bag of approximately 25= $5
Cover sponges 10-15= $1

Call 812-314-2899

*Proceeds of all sale items are used to purchase much needed medical equipment for our clients*

Did you know Access-Ability has hospital beds for sale at a fraction of the cost from buying one brand new? Call: (812) ...
01/22/2020

Did you know Access-Ability has hospital beds for sale at a fraction of the cost from buying one brand new?

Call: (812) 314-2899
1531 13th St. Columbus IN

*proceeds from the sale of these beds help us purchase much needed medical equipment for our clients*

Do you or someone you know have any of these items that you don't need anymore? Why not donate them and help others that...
01/17/2020

Do you or someone you know have any of these items that you don't need anymore? Why not donate them and help others that may need them? 🤔

Call 812-314-2899 or stop by the office at 1531 13th St. Columbus IN. Ask us how you can donate your gently used medical equipment today!

These Information cards have most of the food assistance and resources for the following counties.. Bartholomew, Brown, ...
01/17/2020

These Information cards have most of the food assistance and resources for the following counties.. Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson and Jennings. You can save these to print or save them to your cell phone as a handy on the go guide.

* Note not all of these cards are up to date, new cards will be uploaded when they are*

These Information cards have most of the food assistance and resources for the following counties.. Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson and Jennings. You can save these to print or save them to your cell phone as a handy on the go guide.

* Note not all of these cards are up to date, new cards will be uploaded when they are*

THE CRUMP THEATRE
01/14/2020

THE CRUMP THEATRE

Do you have empty pill bottles? Don't throw them away, donate them!! 💥💥Bottles MUST be empty💥💥1531 13th St. Columbus IN....
01/10/2020

Do you have empty pill bottles? Don't throw them away, donate them!!

💥💥Bottles MUST be empty💥💥

1531 13th St. Columbus IN.
812-314-2899

If you or someone you know are in need of durable medical equipment, stop by the office at 1531 13th Street (Inside the ...
01/02/2020

If you or someone you know are in need of durable medical equipment, stop by the office at 1531 13th Street (Inside the United Way building) Or call us at 812-314-2899.

We have a wide selection of equipment we can loan for as long as you need it for a modest donation. Stop by or call us today.

We still have 4 more ornaments that are waiting for their owners!WINNERS:  Annie Engleking, Caleb Jones, Shannon Malanos...
12/27/2019

We still have 4 more ornaments that are waiting for their owners!
WINNERS: Annie Engleking, Caleb Jones, Shannon Malanoski, Daniel Wiehe

We will be here until 4p.m. today, we are located in the United Way building, 1531 13th Street, Columbus IN.

PH: 812-314-2899

See you soon, and once again, congratulations!

12/23/2019

Drawing for the WINNERS of the 2019 Crump Theatre fundraiser ornaments!!!

12/19/2019

A closer look at the Crump ornament and it's packaging. 🥰

Keep tagging your friends, the contest is over Sunday December 22nd at midnight.

Good luck and keep watching our page for updates. 👍

Just in time for Christmas!Access-Ability will be giving away 5 Crump Ornaments on Monday December 23rd. To enter the co...
12/18/2019

Just in time for Christmas!

Access-Ability will be giving away 5 Crump Ornaments on Monday December 23rd. To enter the contest you must do all of the following..

1- like our page
2- Tag 3 friends in the comments below.
3- Share this post

These beautiful ornaments are handcrafted, 3-D and 24k gold plated, each ornament comes with a certificate of authenticity from ChemArt.

Watch our page on December 23rd to find out who the lucky winners are.

Good luck!!

EDIT: You must tag your 3 people in this post for it to count. Some people are tagging their 3 in the post they share. We have no way of keeping track of that if your page is set to private. Thank you.

Our NEW 2019 "Crump Theatre" fundraiser ornament is officially available!!!You may purchase your ornament(s) for $20 eac...
07/26/2019

Our NEW 2019 "Crump Theatre" fundraiser ornament is officially available!!!

You may purchase your ornament(s) for $20 each at these COLUMBUS, IN locations --- Access-Ability: 1531 13th St. (United Way Center), Columbus Visitors Center: 506 5th St., Viewpoint Books: 548 Washington St.

Proceeds go to Access-Ability, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, dedicated to helping people gain greater independence by offering the loan of durable medical equipment and obtaining the medical supplies they need.

07/21/2019
5 Commonly Overlooked Fall Risks

"At any age, falling can lead to injury, sometimes severe. We all know environmental risks for falls—ice in the winter, slippery rain surfaces and strong winds. But there are risks in your own home you may be overlooking.

For example, did you know more than 80,000 people a year are sent to the hospital for falls caused by pets? The following tips can help you stay upright and avoid costly and painful trips to the hospital."

-Kindred Healthcare

At any age, falling can lead to injury, sometimes severe. We all know environmental risks for falls—ice in the winter, slippery rain surfaces and strong wind...

Did you know there are over 2,500 federal, state, and private benefit programs available nationwide to help older adults...
06/16/2019
The Value of BenefitsCheckUp®

Did you know there are over 2,500 federal, state, and private benefit programs available nationwide to help older adults pay for food, medicine, rent, and other daily expenses that you or your loved one may qualify for?

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a respected national leader and trusted partner helping older adults meet the challenges of aging through services like BenefitsCheckUp®. BenefitsCheckUp® is a comprehensive, FREE online tool that connects older adults with benefits they may qualify for.

Just click on this link, https://www.benefitscheckup.org, and discover your benefits today!

BenefitsCheckUp.org is the most comprehensive and completely free online resource to discover what benefits might be waiting for you.

Are you or someone you know in need of medical equipment and/or medical supplies???  Contact us at 812-314-2899 or stop ...
05/23/2019

Are you or someone you know in need of medical equipment and/or medical supplies??? Contact us at 812-314-2899 or stop by our office/storage facility located in the United Way Center at 1531 13th Street in Columbus.

Access-Ability is dedicated to helping local residents who have varying levels of disability with little income, few financial resources, and/or no health insurance or whose insurance has been denied, gain greater independence. We also locate and refer residents to appropriate agencies for additional specialized medical equipment and services. Our goal is to help as many people as possible!

Hoosiers on Medicare may qualify for help with Medicare costs through the Medicare Savings Program (MSP).  You may save ...
04/20/2019
IDOI: Help Paying for your Medicare Costs

Hoosiers on Medicare may qualify for help with Medicare costs through the Medicare Savings Program (MSP). You may save hundreds or even thousands of dollars per year!

Info Agency Main Banner Content Article Breadcrumbs IDOIMedicare and SHIP Current: Help Paying for your Medicare Costs Help Paying for your Medicare Costs Extra Help MSP Application Information Local Agency Contacts Prescription Drug Plan Options Finding Help with Prescriptions Guide    Extra Help...

Are you or someone you know disabled and in need of an accessability ramp at home? If so, United Way of Bartholomew Coun...
03/10/2019
Ramp Project: Home Owner Evaluation

Are you or someone you know disabled and in need of an accessability ramp at home? If so, United Way of Bartholomew County may be able to help! Just fill out the Ramp Project: Home Owner Evaluation below.

General Ramp Project Program Guidelines:

03/01/2019

IT'S YOUR LUCKY MONTH: March 1st-31st!
BUY ONE ORNAMENT, GET ONE 50% OFF!!
OVER 20 ORNAMENTS to choose from!!!

These beautiful, three-dimensional ornaments represent buildings and structures in Columbus,IN, and are made in the U.S.A. from solid brass, finished in 24-karat gold and packaged in an elegant gift box.

PURCHASE ORNAMENTS at these COLUMBUS, IN locations.
Access-Ability: 1531 13th Street (United Way Center)
Columbus Visitors Center: 506 5th Street
Viewpoint Books: 548 Washington Street
Hoosier Sporting Goods: 611 Washington Street (East & North HS only)

Proceeds go to Access-Ability, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, dedicated to helping people gain greater independence by offering the loan of durable medical equipment and obtaining the medical supplies they need.

These beautiful, three-dimensional ornaments represent buildings and structures in Columbus,IN, and are made in the U.S....
02/27/2019

These beautiful, three-dimensional ornaments represent buildings and structures in Columbus,IN, and are made in the U.S.A. from solid brass, finished in 24-karat gold and packaged in an elegant gift box.

PURCHASE ORNAMENTS at these COLUMBUS, IN locations.
Access-Ability: 1531 13th Street (United Way Center)
Columbus Visitors Center: 506 5th Street
Viewpoint Books: 548 Washington Street
Hoosier Sporting Goods: 611 Washington Street (East & North HS only)

Proceeds go to Access-Ability, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, dedicated to helping people gain greater independence by offering the loan of durable medical equipment and obtaining the medical supplies they need.

These beautiful, three-dimensional ornaments represent buildings and structures in Columbus,IN, and are made in the U.S.A. from solid brass, finished in 24-karat gold and packaged in an elegant gift box.

PURCHASE ORNAMENTS at these COLUMBUS, IN locations.
Access-Ability: 1531 13th Street (United Way Center)
Columbus Visitors Center: 506 5th Street
Viewpoint Books: 548 Washington Street
Hoosier Sporting Goods: 611 Washington Street (East & North HS only)

Proceeds go to Access-Ability, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, dedicated to helping people gain greater independence by offering the loan of durable medical equipment and obtaining the medical supplies they need.

DONATE USED MEDICAL EQUIPMENT and UNUSED MEDICAL SUPPLIES to ACCESS-ABILITY!!!  Each year, millions of dollars in home m...
02/21/2019

DONATE USED MEDICAL EQUIPMENT and UNUSED MEDICAL SUPPLIES to ACCESS-ABILITY!!! Each year, millions of dollars in home medical equipment and supplies go to waste. If you or someone you know have items you would like to donate, please contact us at 812-314-2899. We are always accepting the following items:

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT: Canes, Crutches, Shower Seats, Tub Transfer Benches, Shower Gurneys, Bedside Commodes/Toilet Chairs, Toilet Seat Risers, Walkers, Rollators, Wheelchairs (Manual & Power), Scooters, Standers, Hoyer Lifts, and Hospital Beds

DISPOSABLE SUPPLIES: Incontinence Diapers (Child & Adult), Disposable & Washable Bed Pads, Disposable Gloves, Sponges/Gauze/Bandages, Feeding & Medication Syringes, Oxygen Cannulas/Supply Tubing/Canisters, Nebulizers, CPAP & BiPAP Filters/Hoses/Masks, Oral Care Swabs, Suction Catheters, Ostomy Supplies, and Urinary Catheters

"FIVE STEPS TO A CAREGIVING PLAN FOR YOUR FAMILY: This guide is designed to help you and other family members discuss an...
02/10/2019
assets.aarp.org

"FIVE STEPS TO A CAREGIVING PLAN FOR YOUR FAMILY: This guide is designed to help you and other family members discuss and create a caregiving plan for yourself or an aging parent, other relative, or close friend or neighbor.

If you have not yet begun to discuss a caregiving plan with your loved ones and other members of your family, it is never too late. It doesn’t matter who starts the conversation. What really matters is that every American family has the opportunity to talk about and create a caregiving plan for their aging loved ones based on the needs and wishes of those who will be receiving the care."

-AARP Foundation

01/20/2019
6 Steps to Prevent a Fall

"Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Falls threaten seniors’ safety and independence and generate enormous economic and personal costs.

Most falls can be prevented. You have the power to reduce your risk and protect your older loved ones from a serious fall. Stay safe by following these tips!"

-National Council on Aging (NCOA)

You might think you're never going to fall, but the truth is 1 in 3 older adults fall every year in the U.S. The good news is that most falls are preventable.…

Canes, walkers, rollators, wheelchairs, shower seats, tub transfer benches, and toilet seat risers, are just a few of th...
01/11/2019
Assistive Devices | Elderly Fall Prevention

Canes, walkers, rollators, wheelchairs, shower seats, tub transfer benches, and toilet seat risers, are just a few of the assistive devices Access-Ability has available to help make the activities of daily life easier for the disabled and older people in our community.

If you or someone you know is in need of durable medical equipment, please contact us at 812-314-2899 or stop by our office and supply room located in the United Way Center at 1531 13th Street, Columbus.

Assistive devices are products which make performing daily activities easier and safer, thus enabling seniors to continue living an independent life.

11/26/2017
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I think this is a wonderful check list.

Heading home for Thanksgiving? Use our Aging-in-Place checklist to evaluate the safety and accessibility of your parent or grandparent's home.

Over 85% of seniors choose to remain in their homes as they age - but not all homes are built with the needs of the elderly in mind.

Learn more about the steps you can take to make your loved one's home safer and improve their quality of life at the link below!

Our office and medical equipment room location
11/10/2016

Our office and medical equipment room location

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Check out our award winning website: access-ability-nonprofit.com

Address

1531 13th St
Columbus, IN
47201

General information

Access-Ability is dedicated to helping local residents who have varying levels of disability with little income, few financial resources, and/or no health insurance or whose insurance has been denied, gain greater independence. We also locate and refer residents to appropriate agencies for additional specialized medical equipment and services. Our goal is to help as many people as possible! TO REQUEST SUPPLIES Call us at 812-314-2899 or email us at [email protected] TO DONATE ITEMS We are currently accepting all gently used medical equipment and all unused, unopened medical supplies. If local, you may drop off items at our office/storage facility located in the United Way Center at 1531 13th Street, Columbus, IN, 47201. If not local, you may send all donations to the address listed above or contact us at 812-314-2899 to make other arrangements. AMAZON SMILE We are now available for your choice of charitable organization when you shop on Amazon Smile! Just click this link https://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7540586 and start shopping. A portion of what you spend will be donated directly to our organization, Bartholomew County Society for the Disabled Inc., doing business as, Access-Ability. INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING? We are always in need of volunteers to help our organization run as smoothly as possible. Please contact us at 812-314-2899 if you would like to make a difference in the lives of those in need in your community.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(812) 314-2899

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The Bartholomew County Society for the Disabled Inc., currently doing business as Access-Ability, is an organization that has changed with the needs of the community. In 1962, Paul Stacker, the first director of the Columbus Parks and Recreation Department, asked Maynard Noll if he could provide cars to help transport the disabled children back and forth to Donner Center Pool. This was the birth of the swimming program and a longtime friendship between Maynard Noll and the disabled children he helped. Camp Koch was the next program to be introduced. The society members would transport children with special needs to and from the week-long camp in Tell City which no longer exists. In the late 1960's, durable medical equipment was collected and distributed by volunteer members. Carrico and Brad's Furniture provided warehouse space for the donated equipment to be stored. The Carpenters Union donated their hall to be used for the telethon headquarters. Easter Seals also held root beer float sales with Target stores, as well as chili cook-off’s at FairOaks Mall. In 1995, to help offset rising needs and costs, the agency created a series of collectible ornaments of famous landmarks and architectural buildings in our community. In 1999, our name changed to Easter Seals of Bartholomew County. These changes were made by the National Easter Seals organization and affected all Easter Seals chapters. In 2011, Bartholomew County Society for the Disabled, Inc. changed our doing business name to Access-Ability, which currently serves over 1,000 adults and children in Bartholomew and the surrounding counties.

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We would love to invite all of you to our first Annual Ms.Wheelchair Indiana Royal Ball 2020! We have chosen our new Ms.Wheelchair Indiana 2020 and will have dinner, dancing and celebrate her with the crowning at this event. We will be announcing some plans we have to help build our disabilities community up with support and resources as well. You dont want to miss this opportunity to be a part of our growing community! Help us choose our next Ms Wheelchair Indiana 2021!! Ms Wheelchair Indiana 2019 Shauna Wilson
Please Help and Donate to: access-ability-nonprofit.com, running out of wheel chairs.