How to Know if You Should Rent or Buy Medical Equipment

How to Know if You Should Rent or Buy Medical Equipment

Getting back home after a hospital stay can be tough. Hospitals are built for patient accessibility. You may not even realize what some quality-of-life items you need until you get home. Most hospitals don’t send you home with certain items or even give you a list of necessities. One of the goals we laid out…

Oswald’s Goes to Medtrade 2018

Oswald’s Goes to Medtrade 2018

Where does one go to learn about the latest innovations in the home medical equipment industry? How do we always have the latest and greatest on our medical equipment showroom floor? Medtrade, of course! This year our DME manager Jerry and I traveled to Atlanta for Medtrade 2018. Medtrade’s mission is “to provide high quality…

What is a Medical Equipment Showroom?

What is a Medical Equipment Showroom?

Since the start of 2018, you might have noticed us using the phrase ‘medical equipment showroom.’ Sounds like a buzzword, but what does it really mean? Home Medical Equipment Industry The Home Medical Equipment (HME) industry is huge. The number of manufacturers producing the same product is astonishing. This is because many HME products are…

Charming Kits from Creativity for Kids

Charming Kits from Creativity for Kids

No one loves a fun craft activity like me. With all the wet weather we have been having, not to mention the chill in the air, it’s a perfect time to try one of our great activity kits. With eight nieces and two nephews, I love trying out our craft activities; it allows me to…

Oswald’s Quick Reference Guide: Vitamins A-D

Oswald’s Quick Reference Guide: Vitamins A-D

We often have patients drop by the pharmacy to ask us questions about how much of a certain vitamin they need to stay healthy.  There are so many different choices when it comes to vitamins and doses, which can make it confusing to choose what is right for you. With that in mind, I want…

Essential Mobility Equipment

Essential Mobility Equipment

A large subcategory of Home Medical Equipment is Mobility. Mobility equipment and products range from large outdoor power scooters to wooden canes. Mobility encompasses a lot of products. Every single person in need of mobility assistance will have slightly different needs. I’m going to talk about the ‘essential’ mobility products today—the products everyone should know…

Health & Wellness Fair 2018

Health & Wellness Fair 2018

Save a spot on your calendar for Saturday, October 20th. Why? It’s Oswald’s Pharmacy’s annual Health & Wellness Fair! As usual, we will have many promotions, information ‘booths’, programs, prizes and more. What exactly? Glad you asked! Flu Shots Flu season has started and there are still many people who haven’t gotten a shot. We…

A Message From Bill October 2018

A Message From Bill October 2018

Even though Ozzies moved to Naperville Plaza over 14 years ago, I have remained active in downtown Naperville events and organizations. I spent 6 years as the Riverwalk commissioner for the city and have also been a member of the Downtown Naperville Alliance (DNA) for many years. The Downtown Naperville Alliance, for those of you…

How We Help You Find The Right Medical Equipment

How We Help You Find The Right Medical Equipment

We opened our 5,000 square foot medical equipment showroom in 2015 to better serve our customers. Going in blind by ordering a home medical equipment (HME) product online wasn’t working for a lot of people coming into the store. Every one of us is built differently from one another. From height and weight to limb…

Our Medical Equipment Showroom

Our Medical Equipment Showroom

Purchasing medical equipment can be a big chore. Choices are endless, brands blend into one another, and online mega-retailers don’t offer much direction. What many of these online mega-retailers could use is a showroom. Thankfully, our showroom is home to hundreds of wheelchairs, rollators, power lift recliners, mobility scooters, bathroom safety equipment products, aids to daily…

Featured Product: Juvo Rollator-Transport Chair

Featured Product: Juvo Rollator-Transport Chair

In order to keep our rolling stock up-to-date, our DME buyers are constantly on the lookout for new products. The products we look for need to meet a few criteria: They must have high quality standards. They must be reasonably priced for what they offer. And (more important than you might think) they must look…