Did you know that November is Caregiver Appreciation Month? Over 50 million Americans are caregivers, and we want to say thank you! So many people are safer, healthier, and more comfortable because of the hard work of caregivers. The services they provide amounts to a value of around $375 billion a year, even though the majority of caregivers help care for their loved ones for free. Close to 90% of caregivers care for a relative, and according to AARP the Millennial, Gen X, and Baby Boomer generations make up roughly equal parts of the caregiver population. It’s a physically and emotionally challenging job, so it’s important to take the time to support the caregivers in your life.
Did you know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month? You may have noticed the pink ribbons and have already had conversations with your loved ones about the disease. If you haven’t, don’t worry! It’s never too late to increase awareness and better your understanding of breast cancer. The Med Mart team is here to contribute some information and advice on the topic, as well as share a few ways to support patients and survivors.
As you may have noticed, our website has recently undergone a major facelift. The team at Med Mart is excited to share our new site with our customers, and we wanted to tell you about why we’ve made some of our biggest design changes. One of the things we’re most excited about is that we have taken the initiative to make our website ADA compliant. The new Med Mart website is scanned every day to ensure we meet the standards of ADA compliance so that everyone can enjoy the same great shopping experience. Our content is now accessible to blind users, deaf users, and those who must navigate by screen readers or other assistive technologies.
Did you know that September is National Cholesterol Education Month? Having high levels of cholesterol in your body can lead to serious health problems, so understanding the basics of what cholesterol is and how you can control your cholesterol levels is extremely important. According to the CDC, “More than 102 million American Adults (20 years or older) have total cholesterol levels at or above 200 mg/dL, which is above healthy levels.” High cholesterol levels lead to a significantly higher risk of contracting heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in the country. Read on to learn more about cholesterol and how to maintain healthy levels of it in your body.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.