What are Lift Chairs Used For?

What are Lift Chairs Used For?

Lift chairs are recliners used to assist a person in standing up. Also known as power lift recliners, lift chairs are fitted with an electric motor to raise and recline the chair itself. Using a lift chair is not just for lower body or leg issues. Many post-op recovery processes can be greatly enhanced by…

A Message From Bill July 2019

A Message From Bill July 2019

Merry Fourth of July everyone! Merry? Indeed. We’re just past the halfway point to Christmas 2019 and we are already beginning to receive holiday merchandise! We have most of our Old World Christmas ornaments up and on display. Gift wrap and other Christmas goods are coming in every week along with Halloween and Thanksgiving. Even…

Essential Medical Equipment: Fourth of July Edition

Essential Medical Equipment: Fourth of July Edition

The Fourth of July is right around the corner and that means vacations, days off, parties, and—most importantly—family visits. If you have a visit planned with elderly or disabled family members, you may have to make some accommodations. Thankfully, expensive medical equipment can be rented for short term periods. On top of this, there are…

Oswald’s Pharmacy at the 2019 VGM Heartland Conference

Oswald’s Pharmacy at the 2019 VGM Heartland Conference

Retail DME is Growing! 2019 marks my third year attending the VGM Group’s Heartland Conference in Waterloo, Iowa. VGM Group is the nation’s largest member-service organization for post-acute care in HME/DME, complex rehab, home modification and more. The Heartland Conference brings hundreds of VGM members together in Waterloo, Iowa once a year for education, peer-to-peer…

Easy Post-Op Recovery with a Lift Chair

Easy Post-Op Recovery with a Lift Chair

Recovering from an easy surgery is no simple task. Your body is low on energy as it repairs whatever part you just got fixed. You have strict orders from the doctor to take it easy. Your diet is limited and your appetite is down. On top of all this, you can’t even use one of…

Medical Equipment Billing & Medicare

Medical Equipment Billing & Medicare

*Note: This is an informative article regarding what and how Medicare pays for equipment. Oswald’s does NOT bill Medicare, Medicaid, or insurance providers for goods or services. We are often asked if we bill Medicare for medical equipment items. While the answer to that is ‘no,’ we always inform our customers what to watch out…

Summer Toys at Oswald’s 2019 Edition

Summer Toys at Oswald’s 2019 Edition

June is here and school is over. What are our kids to do when they are not on family vacations or at summer camp? If you’re worried about idle children, don’t be! Oswald’s has plenty of toy and game options to keep your kids busy for the Summer. Outdoor Summer Toys If your kids enjoy…

What Is A Prior Authorization?

What Is A Prior Authorization?

Picture This: You’ve just finished an appointment with your doctor – an appointment you had to make 3 months in advance. She’s just given you a prescription for your eczema. The prescription is for a medication that you’ve never had before (but you’re pretty sure you’ve seen a commercial for it on TV). It feels…

Home Medical Equipment Warranties and Repairs

Home Medical Equipment Warranties and Repairs

Purchasing medical equipment for your home is not cheap. Protecting your home medical equipment investments should be a priority after purchase. How can you ‘protect’ your home medical equipment? Well, there are a few things to check out before making your purchase. Medical Equipment Warranties New medical equipment is sold just like new cars that…

A Message From Bill June 2019

A Message From Bill June 2019

My son Alex was over at my parent’s house with his kids a couple of weeks ago. He happened to be looking through a box of old letters that had been in the attic for many years and came across one that was very interesting. It was dated May 18, 1938, and was sent from…

International Mediterranean Diet Month

International Mediterranean Diet Month

This month, I spent some time in Spain, which was recently found to be the healthiest country in the world, according to the Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index. During my time there, I couldn’t help but pay close attention to the lifestyles and diets of those around me. I also made my first visit to the…

Gifts for Dads And Grads

Gifts for Dads And Grads

Time to think about Dads and Grads everyone! If you haven’t thought about them yet, don’t worry—we have some great gifts to help celebrate them!  I’m going to list a few great gift ideas for both dads and grads. As always, feel free to come in and ask me about specific gifts, we may surprise…