David Lykins

Get Ready for Winter

It’s time to prepare for winter! The colder months are perfect for cozying up indoors, but it’s important to be ready for the outdoors in case you need to leave your home. Read our top 5 Tips for Winter, plus some extra advice from the Med Mart team to keep you safe and mobile all winter long.

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Meet the Viva Lift Series by Pride Mobility

If you’re looking for a lift chair built with the latest technology, the Viva Lift series from Pride Mobility is a great place to start. This collection features a wide range of designs featuring the latest in lift chair mechanization. Every Viva Lift model comes standard with a power headrest, power backrest, power lumbar, and footrest extension to provide custom comfort to everyone. All Viva Lift chairs also feature a 400-pound weight capacity and lithium battery backup in case of a power outage. You can easily access the Infinite Lay Flat, Relaxed, Reclined, or Upward Lift Positions from the soft-touch buttons on the USB remote.

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Your Power Chair and Scooter Batteries Need Love, Too!

You’ve carefully selected your power chair or scooter in order to find a model that gives you the ability to travel plenty on a single battery charge. But how much thought are you giving to how you care for your batteries, themselves? Truth is, your batteries need a bit of extra care, and this can greatly improve their lifespan, saving you from having to buy new batteries sooner than necessary.

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Taking Care of the Caregiver

When a loved one needs your care, it can be all too easy to dedicate yourself to meeting their needs. But in order to care for a loved one, you, the caregiver, need to take care of yourself, too. These four steps can help to keep you safe and healthy so you can care for your loved one.   

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Ramp Versus Vertical Platform Lift. Which Is Best for You?

When it comes to making your home or business accessible, you have two main choices: ramps or vertical platform lifts. Both of these options can help anyone who uses a wheelchair, scooter, walker, or other wheeled device to access an area that stairs or other obstacles would otherwise prevent them from accessing. Ultimately, the decision of whether a ramp or vertical platform lift is right depends on the layout of the area, your budget, and your priorities. Here’s what you need to know. 

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Why to Pay Out of Pocket for Durable Medical Equipment

Health insurance was originally designed to make coping with healthcare costs – and the costs of the equipment that you need – easier. Over time, though, health insurance has become more complex, and the emergence of high-deductible plans often means that you’ll still need to pay significant amounts of money out-of-pocket.

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Stay Safe on Your Mobility Scooter This Summer

The summer is the perfect time to get out and do some exploring. Go on vacation, head to a local fair or festival, or just spend some time outside to enjoy the great weather. When you take your mobility scooter out this summer, we want you to be safe, so please take a look at these mobility scooter safety tips. 

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How Other Cultures Take Care of Their Elderly

Different cultures have different views, traditions, and methods of providing care for their elderly. From the use of assisted living facilities to the expectations of a family’s role as a parent ages, you’ll find some significant differences in care methods. Let’s take a look at the different approaches to senior care that are most common in three cultures.

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Can You Fit Your Gluteus Maximus (Butt) in That Scooter?

When you’re shopping for a scooter, powerchair, or wheelchair, you’ll probably be focused on features and price. But just because a scooter offers the features that you want and is priced within your budget doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s right for you. There’s one important other element you need to consider: The overall fit of the scooter, powerchair, or wheelchair.

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