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Medication Dispensers and More: How Technology Helps Seniors

Posted by Marx Medical Equipment on 9/14/18 2:49 PM

Technology is letting people live longer and better.

We’re not just talking about headline-grabbing breakthroughs in surgery or the newest miracle drug. Sometimes it’s something as simple as a new cellphone that lets senior citizens live happier lives and age in place.

In this week’s blog post, we’ll look at some technological improvements that can help senior citizens.

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How to Make Your Home Wheelchair Accessible

Posted by Marx Medical Equipment on 8/29/18 7:30 AM

While most public buildings are designed for wheelchair accessibility, the same isn’t always true for private homes, where using even a lightweight wheelchair can be a challenge.

But with a few modifications, it’s easy for people who use wheelchairs to get around inside their homes. Here are some things you can do to make your home wheelchair accessible.

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Accessible Adventures: Buy or Rent a Wheelchair or Scooter for Vacation

Posted by Marx Medical Equipment on 8/20/18 12:12 PM

Earlier this year, we looked at the concept of wheelchair accessible travel, specifically what it means for wheelchair users who visit our home city of Philadelphia.

Today we’d like to take a broader view of this topic and pass along some tips from John Morris of Wheelchair Travel, whose thoughts on exploring Philadelphia were so helpful. If you’re considering whether to buy or rent a wheelchair in Philadelphia before taking a trip, you might want to study his suggestions.

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Leading Causes of Senior Injuries: How to Protect Yourself Against Falls

Posted by Marx Medical Equipment on 8/1/18 6:30 AM

Every year, millions of senior citizens across the country are admitted to emergency rooms because of injuries caused by falls.

It’s the reason why people invest in things like stair lifts and lift chair recliners for elderly parents.

And with good cause. Falls are a serious, and often fatal, problem, according to the Centers for Disease Control, with the national rate of fatal falls on the rise:

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Can I Really Get a Hospital Bed into My House?

Posted by Marx Medical Equipment on 7/18/18 7:00 AM

The process of adding a hospital bed to your home can be daunting.

You’ll need to rearrange rooms, or perhaps give up pieces of furniture to make space. This is to say nothing of the emotional toll involved: A hospital bed in your home means someone may be in hospice care or is recovering from a serious illness or injury.

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