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What is Trendelenburg and what benefits does it provide?

Our team’s goal is to make it easy for you to find the products you need. When it comes to caring for a loved one at home, it’s helpful to know about the Trendelenburg function found on some of our homecare beds and lift chairs. Don’t worry if you’re asking “a what now?” - we’re here to help! Read on to learn more about Trendelenburg, Reverse Trendelenburg, and the benefits of each. We’ll also share some of our popular products that include one or both of these supportive positions!

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Uk Opens Fist Socially-Distanced Venue

Last week the UK opened its first socially distanced outdoor venue. The Virgin Money Unity Arena seated its 2,500 patrons on 500 elevated viewing platforms, arranged at a safe distance from each other. Guests were asked to wear masks and maintain social distancing guidelines as they moved to and from their designated platform. This venue is the first of its kind, but we expect to see similar event spaces pop up around the world as the industry tries to navigate a socially distanced future. The simple addition of mobility ramps to innovative spaces like the Virgin Money Unity Arena would allow these venues to be accessible to everyone. Check out this list of our best-selling ramps if you are creating a venue of your own, or just looking to make your business more accessible!

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Which Pool Lift Works Best for You?

Pools are a great place to cool off during the hot summer months. Unfortunately, many pools are not accessible to those unable to safely navigate a set of stairs or a ladder. One simple way to make sure your pool is accessible to everyone is to install a pool lift! This helpful type of lift was designed to safely transfer people from a wheelchair into the pool. There are a wide variety of lifts designed specifically for poolside access, so the team at Med Mart is here to help you understand your options.

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Buying Medical Equipment Online

Online shopping has become the new norm for many, especially during the coronavirus pandemic. Many businesses’ doors remain closed, and even those that are open may pose a risk to elderly or immuno-compromised shoppers. Whether you’re a savvy online shopper or completely new to the idea, we want to share some details about our website that will let you confidently shop online for medical equipment.

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Where to Sell Your Used Medical Equipment

Customers often ask us about selling mobility devices that have been replaced or are no longer needed. Questions such as “Where is the best place to sell my medical equipment,” “Can I get a tax write-off for donating my used equipment,” and “Can I trade in my old products for new ones?” are some of the most common among customer inquiries. We want to help you understand all of your options, so the Med Mart team is here to answer all of your questions about selling or responsibly disposing of your old medical equipment.

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Made in the USA

Med Mart was founded in 1992, but our story starts in 1969. Jack Fesman, our to-be founder, started Glendale Pharmacy in Springfield, Ohio after graduating from Ohio State University. He created a whole new pharmacy experience by stocking medical and accessibility equipment on top of the everyday pharmacy products and eventually expanded the operation to 6 locations. Jack sold his first Lift Chair in 1983 and quickly began to transform the medical equipment industry. Throughout the 1980’s he opened 7 distribution centers across the nation and continued his mission to provide the best products and experience to his customers. 

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Maintaining Your Mobility

We may be stuck inside for the moment, but that’s no reason to not be prepared! Our team has rounded up some products that we recommend for when it’s time to get back outside. Our online store will remain open and we’re shipping products according to CDC guidelines for the safety of our customers and employees. Take some time to think about what equipment you need to maintain your mobility, or give us a call! Our product experts are always here to talk about your specific needs and are happy to offer you recommendations. We’ve highlighted some of our bestsellers and customer favorites below to help you stay independent and mobile!

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Choosing the Right Patient Sling

Patient slings are necessary when using most types of patient lifts. Slings will ensure safety and stability during transfers, but you need to make sure to use the correct sling for both the lift and the patient. Understanding the purpose of the sling, as well as the size and weight of the patient, is imperative in finding the right model.

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Meet our Top 25!

Have you seen our Top 25 Products? Take a look to see our customers' favorite products from their favorite brands, including Pride, Golden, Med-Mizer, ArjoHuntleigh, and more! If you are looking for a power wheelchair, adjustable bed, patient lift, or another mobility device, this is a great place to start your search. Every product in our Top 25 collection has either a 5 or 4.5 star rating from our customers, so you can be sure that these mobility solutions are top-quality. We’ve highlighted 5 of our favorite products below to show why they’ve made it to the Top 25!

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Everything You Need to Know About Coronavirus

Over the past month, what started as a small group of people infected with a coronavirus in Wuhan, China has grown to an outbreak of over 24,700 cases and 494 deaths as of February 5th, 2020. While commonly referred to as the Wuhan Coronavirus, the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (or 2019-nCoV) is a new type of coronavirus that causes a potentially deadly respiratory illness and can be spread from person-to-person.

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