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How to Rent a Wheelchair in Philadelphia

Posted by Marx Medical Equipment on 10/24/18 10:30 AM

Welcome to Philadelphia. There’s plenty to see and do here, and as we wrote earlier this year, it’s a city that can be fairly accommodating to people who use wheelchairs.

But maybe you’re traveling without a wheelchair. Perhaps you’re here on business and only need a chair for a few days. If you need to rent a wheelchair in Philadelphia, here are a few things to consider.

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Watch Your Step: The Do's and Don'ts of Diabetic Foot Care

Posted by Marx Medical Equipment on 10/10/18 6:30 AM

 

Proper foot care is important for everyone, but it's especially important for people with diabetes, as anyone who has ever shopped for shoes for diabetics can tell you.

About a quarter of all diabetes-related hospital visits stem from foot issues, and people with diabetes are at high risk for foot ulcers, or – in more extreme cases – having a toe or foot amputated.

But while that sounds scary, it doesn't mean things are hopeless for people with diabetes.  There are some things you can do – and some things you should avoid – to keep your feet healthy.

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Features, Advantages and Drawbacks of Mobility Scooters and Power Wheelchairs

Posted by Marx Medical Equipment on 9/26/18 6:00 AM

Most people might hear us talk about “power wheelchairs” and “mobility scooter” and think they were two different terms to describe the same thing.

But if you asked a person who needs a mobility device to handle day-to-day activities, they’d tell you there are some pretty substantial differences between a scooter and a power chair.

It’s important to understand these differences if you’re searching for a mobility solution for yourself or a loved one. Let’s look at some of the features, advantages and drawbacks of power wheelchairs and mobility scooters.

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Medication Dispensers and More: How Technology Helps Seniors

Posted by Marx Medical Equipment on 9/14/18 2:49 PM

Technology is letting people live longer and better.

We’re not just talking about headline-grabbing breakthroughs in surgery or the newest miracle drug. Sometimes it’s something as simple as a new cellphone that lets senior citizens live happier lives and age in place.

In this week’s blog post, we’ll look at some technological improvements that can help senior citizens.

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How to Make Your Home Wheelchair Accessible

Posted by Marx Medical Equipment on 8/29/18 7:30 AM

While most public buildings are designed for wheelchair accessibility, the same isn’t always true for private homes, where using even a lightweight wheelchair can be a challenge.

But with a few modifications, it’s easy for people who use wheelchairs to get around inside their homes. Here are some things you can do to make your home wheelchair accessible.

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