November is National Family Caregivers Month

November is National Family Caregivers Month. We sat down with Erica Morse, a former Med Supply employee who has found her calling in the fields of Caregiving and Gerontology, to answer a few questions about the life of a caregiver.  Can you explain what a gerontologist is? My degree in gerontology, that is the study…

National Hospice & Palliative Care Month

November is National Hospice & Palliative Care Month, a time for us to show awareness and appreciation for the millions of heroic home care aides, nurses, therapists, and social workers who play a crucial role in our health care system and in homes across the United States. These essential individuals make an incredible difference for…

Celebrating National Physical Therapy Month

Celebrate National Physical Therapy Month this October! Physical therapists (PT) and physical therapist assistants (PTA) have a crucial role in helping individuals of all abilities and ages accomplish physical goals and improve quality of life. “Physical therapists design treatment plans specific to each person’s needs, challenges, and goals. They work together with you to develop…

8 Frequently Asked Questions About Wheelchairs

Looking for the right wheelchair for you? We sat down with Kristin Pinter, Community Liaison and Marketer for Med Supply to answer 8 questions frequently asked about wheelchairs. 1. Can you explain the differences between these wheelchairs: standard, lightweight, ultra lightweight, and heavy duty? Standard: Your typical wheelchair that you see every day, usually classified…

Malnutrition Awareness Week

“Malnutrition refers to deficiencies, excesses, or imbalances in a person’s intake of energy and/or nutrients.” WHO.int Key Facts About Malnutrition from the WHO (World Health Organization): Malnutrition, in all its forms, includes undernutrition (wasting, stunting, underweight), inadequate vitamins or minerals, overweight, obesity, and resulting diet-related noncommunicable diseases. 1.9 billion adults are overweight or obese, while…

Falls Prevention Awareness Week

Falls Prevention Awareness Day is September 22nd of every year, the beginning of fall. 2020 marked the first year of observing Falls Prevention Awareness Week (September 20th – 24th) as this matter is serious and requires more attention. Every year, one in four adults over the age of 65 experiences a fall. According to the…

17 Frequently Asked Questions About Prosthetics

The Med Supply Orthotics and Prosthetics Division of Med Supply provides uncompromised care and unparalleled service, promoting the highest level of our patient’s recovery, independence and function. Having the proper prosthetic or orthotic device is essential to a patient’s recovery and return to a quality lifestyle. Here we have supplied a list of frequently asked…

June is National Safety Month

National Safety Month is a month long observance presented by NSC (National Safety Council). This year we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of National Safety Month, an annual holiday acknowledging how we keep ourselves and each other safe from the workplace to anywhere else. “With the U.S. seeing the highest number of workplace deaths since 2007…

Nitrile, Latex, and Vinyl Gloves: What’s the Difference?

The first disposable gloves were created in 1894 by a surgeon-in-chief named William Stewart Halsted at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Disposable gloves protect healthcare providers and patients as an essential item in any healthcare environment. They are generally made from one of three materials: latex, nitrile, or vinyl. Different materials make certain products a…