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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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How to Tackle Diabetes Head On

Posted by Marx Medical Equipment on 4/10/19 10:30 AM

You’re in your doctor’s office. They tell you they’ve found the answer to why you feel nauseous so often, why you’re in the bathroom so often, why you’re always thirsty.

You have diabetes.

It’s not what you expected and it leaves you feeling shattered. That’s understandable. Any serious diagnosis will do that, especially one for a disease that will affect how you live the rest of your life.

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Taking Incontinence on Vacation: A Survival Guide

Posted by Marx Medical Equipment on 3/20/19 11:23 AM

If you’re someone who deals with incontinence and uses incontinence products, the idea of taking a vacation can seem stressful. It’s hard enough living with incontinence at home, let alone in an unfamiliar city or even country.

But with enough planning and the right mindset, it’s possible for you to get out and explore the planet despite your condition. Read on to learn more about traveling when you have incontinence.

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