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Six Ways to Make Your Home More Accessible

Posted by Marx Medical Equipment on 7/10/19 11:39 AM

The world is not designed for people who use wheelchairs.

Sure, we’ve come a long way in terms of accessibility. There are laws requiring public spaces to have ramps, automatic doors, etc.

But not every business has caught up with the times, meaning some places can be off-limits for wheelchair users.

The home shouldn’t be one of those places. Years of installing Philadelphia stair lifts have shown us how tough the home can be for wheelchair users. Here are a few ways to make the home a safer, more comfortable place for everyone.

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Getting a Medical Alert System: Don’t Let Your Parents Use These Excuses

Posted by Marx Medical Equipment on 6/19/19 8:40 AM

Your parents spent the first few years of your life protecting you. Now that you’re grown and they’ve gotten older, you spend a lot of time thinking about ways to protect them.

One of the things you’re considering is a medical alert system, but so far, they seem resistant. In this blog post, we’ll look at some of the common reasons people give for not using medical alerts, and what you can do to overcome them.

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How to Recognize Medical Emergencies

Posted by Marx Medical Equipment on 6/5/19 9:31 AM

When a medical emergency happens, there’s no time to waste.

Spending even a minute trying to figure out what’s happening to your loved one can mean the difference between life and death.

It’s why we think medical alert systems are so valuable, and why we’ve put together this guide on how to recognize the warning signs of a few common and very serious medical emergencies.

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If Medicare Won’t Pay for My Stair Lift, Who Will?

Posted by Marx Medical Equipment on 5/22/19 7:38 AM

It’s a question we hear quite frequently: Will Medicare pay for my stair lift?

And the quick, short answer is “No.”

However, we’d rather be helpful than just offer a quick yes or no.

And although Medicare does pay for “durable medical equipment” such as wheelchairs, when it comes to stair lifts, Medicare says “No.” That’s because it counts stair lifts as “home modifications,” which aren’t covered under the program.

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Will Installing a Stair Lift Damage My Home?

Posted by Marx Medical Equipment on 5/8/19 9:40 AM

For many people, having stair lifts installed means adding a permanent fixture – although a very useful fixture – to their home.

But not everyone who needs a stair lift will need it for very long.

Maybe you have a relative coming to visit for a few weeks, and you know they won’t be able to manage to get up and down your steps.

Or maybe you’re recovering from surgery and need to give your knees a rest for a while.

Whatever the case, a temporary stair lift rental offers you a solution. Yet at the back of your mind, you might be wondering: Will installing a stair lift damage my steps or my walls?

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