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Winter Foot Care Tips for People with Diabetes

Posted by Marx Medical Equipment on 3/6/19 11:20 AM

Diabetic foot care is important no matter the season.

But winter can present some unique challenges for people with diabetes, as they face threats like dry skin, increased numbness and decreased circulation.

The right diabetic footwear is important this time of year, whether that means diabetic socks, shoes or diabetic inserts. But proper footwear can only do so much. It’s important to take steps each day to make sure your feet are well cared for when winter comes.

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What You Need to Know About Community Health Choices

Posted by Marx Medical Equipment on 2/20/19 8:02 AM

Visitors to our website know that Marx Medical offers supplies and home modifications that are covered by Pennsylvania’s Community Health Choices program.

But what is Community Health Choices? What does it entail and who does it cover?

We’re committed to making life simpler for our customers, so we put together this blog post to answer those questions. Read on to learn more about Community Health Choices.

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Stair Glide Safety Tips

Posted by Marx Medical Equipment on 2/8/19 11:30 AM

As we’ve written before, installing a stair lift – also known as a stair glide – in your home can transform the way you live.

Are you worried that you’ll fall while trying to get up and down your steps? A stair lift can help.

Do you spend hours trying to figure out how you can turn one of your downstairs rooms into a bedroom or bathroom because your second floor has been rendered off limits? A stair lift can help.

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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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