Home Access

What Is a Standing Frame?

If you’re caring for someone who has limited mobility, a doctor or physical therapist may recommend a standing frame. Here are the basics on standing frames, why they’re important, and what you should look for in a great standing frame.

 

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Questions You Should Ask Before Buying a Hospital Bed

There are any number of circumstances that may mean you need to buy a hospital bed. But a hospital bed is a big purchase, and if you don’t ask the right questions, you might end up with a hospital bed that isn’t quite right for your needs. That’s why Med Mart has come up with this list of questions to help you buy the hospital bed that’s just right for you.

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New York State Now Has Zero Lift Task Force

  Injuries in caregivers are a major issue, and every time a patient needs to be lifted or transferred, such injuries are possible. The New York State Zero Lift Task Force was created in 2005 to make environments safer for both patients and caregivers. If you’re not yet familiar with the Task Force, here’s what you need to know.

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How to Make Your Pool ADA Compliant

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was established to ensure that disabled Americans could access public places, like hotels and schools, without difficulty. The ADA released 2010 accessibility requirements for public swimming pools, wading pools, and spas to make more public facilities handicap accessible. If you have a public pool, you will need to make the pool ADA compliant, to the point where accessibility is “readily achievable,” meaning the change can be accomplished without much difficulty or expense. Luckily, there is a fairly easy way to make many pools handicapped accessible.

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5 Strategies to Fund Your In-Home Care

It’s may not be a pleasant thing to think about, but it’s a reality for many retirees. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the average 65-year-old today has a 70 percent chance of needing some form of long-term care in their lifetime. For many, that care will be provided in the home. If you have suffered an injury or illness that has limited your mobility or other functions, you may have a strong desire to stay in your home as long as possible.

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4 Reasons Why You Need a Hill-Rom Bed

When it comes to homecare and healthcare beds, there’s one name that stands above the rest in terms of quality - Hill-Rom. If you’re a healthcare provider, you’re likely familiar with the Hill-Rom name. They’re one of the largest and most respected providers of healthcare products and services.

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