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5 Ways to Convince Your Parents to Take Their Medication

Posted by Marx Medical Equipment on 8/28/19 8:55 AM

Among the many hurdles that come with acting as a caregiver for elderly parents is getting them to take their medication.

It’s what’s known as non-adherence – a topic we discussed in our last article about medication dispensers – or the failure to take meds on schedule or in the correct dose.

This can have serious consequences. Non-adherence leads to countless hospitalizations each year and is a key reason why many seniors are admitted to nursing homes.

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How Do I Qualify for a Hospital Bed?

Posted by Marx Medical Equipment on 8/14/19 10:51 AM

When recovering from surgery or an illness at home, your regular bed won’t always suffice. You might need a hospital bed, which provides more support, safety and comfort.

But as with any major purchase – medical or otherwise – you’re left with the big question: How do I pay for this? Medicare can help, but you’ll need to qualify.

Whether you’re looking to buy a new bed or searching for hospital beds for rent in Philadelphia, here’s what you need to know about qualifying for one under Medicare.

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8 Ways to Remember to Take Your Medication

Posted by Marx Medical Equipment on 7/30/19 8:49 AM

In the medical world, “non-adherence” is a big issue.

That’s a term for what happens when people don’t take drugs that are prescribed for them. There are a lot of reasons why it happens. Some people think they don’t need medication. Others can’t afford it. And then there are the people who simply forget.

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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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