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Safe Spaces – Five Ways to Make a Bathroom More Accessible

Posted by Marx Medical Equipment on 1/23/19 10:30 AM

When making a home more accessible, it’s important to remember two words: universal design.

The idea here is to create an environment that benefits everyone, whether it’s a curb cut on a sidewalk or supermarket door that opens automatically.

Nowhere is this concept more important than in the bathroom, a space that needs to offer safety, comfort and accessibility all at the same time.

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People Want to Age in Place. A Stair Glide Can Help.

Posted by Marx Medical Equipment on 1/9/19 10:30 AM

In survey after survey, senior citizens say the same thing: they want to spend their remaining years at home instead of a nursing home or assisted living center.

However, remaining at home isn’t always feasible as we get older, at least without some aging in place home modifications.

Here are a few things you can do to make your home – or your parents’ home – a safer, more comfortable place to age in place.

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How to Make Your Home More Accessible for Holiday Guests

Posted by Marx Medical Equipment on 12/12/18 9:35 AM

With Christmas and the New Year just around the corner, chances are you’re scrambling to prepare your home for holiday guests.

Maybe that means preparing your guest rooms, or cleaning out your basement, or buying enough food to feed 20 people.

But if you have a guest who has a mobility issue, things become a bit more complicated. Your job as a host is to make your home not just welcoming, but accessible.

And one of the ways you can do that is through a stair lift installation.

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Does Medicare Cover Shoes for Diabetics?

Posted by Marx Medical Equipment on 12/4/18 11:10 AM

Does Medicare Cover Shoes for Diabetics?

Proper footcare is essential for people with diabetes. In many cases, proper foot care means wearing special shoes for diabetics.

These shoes are often covered by Medicare, which will cover the cost of one pair of diabetic shoes per customer each year.

However, this option expires at the end of the calendar year, so now is the time to act. But before we discuss Medicare’s criteria for diabetic footwear coverage, let’s address why these shoes are necessary in the first place.

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Can I Afford a Stair Lift or Home Elevator?

Posted by Marx Medical Equipment on 11/21/18 10:30 AM

If you put 100 senior citizens in the same room and asked them if they hoped to spend the rest of their lives living at home, all but a handful of them would say “Yes.”

Most of us want to age in place, but that’s often easier said than done. That’s where home modifications such as stair lifts and home elevators can help, allowing you to access your entire home at a time when mobility issues might have made taking the stairs impossible.

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