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Project seeks to map activity of seniors

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Project seeks to map activity of seniors

January 28, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

COLUMBIA, Mo. – A new project puts eyes in the homes of seniors living in rural areas to see what is happening in real time, says Rachel Proffitt of the University of Missouri and principal investigator.  “This is one of the first times putting (such monitoring) into the home and pushing it into the rural areas,” said Proffitt, an assistant professor in the MU School of Health Professions. “Everybody talks about precision health care and doing genetic sequencing and...

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Project launches to monitor seniors at home

December 16, 2021HME News Staff

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Researchers at the University of Missouri will use a $2 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to install in-home sensors that detect falls and monitor the movement, sleep quality and vital signs of older adults. “Our goal is to use sensors to monitor older adults who are struggling with health conditions that limit their ability to perform various daily tasks, which may include cooking, gardening, walking the dog or grocery shopping,” said Rachel Profitt,...

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AARP, Lowe’s to offer aging-in-place strategies

November 18, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A new collaboration between AARP and Lowe’s will provide strategies and information to help make living spaces more accessible for everyone and allow older adults to stay in their homes safely and comfortably as they age. “People are living longer and they want to live their best lives at every age,” says Jo Ann Jenkins, AARP CEO. “Ageless homes that work for older adults are good for people of all ages, but most houses weren’t built to support our needs...

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AAG, VGM coordinate aging in place

October 29, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

IRVINE, Calif. – Seniors may want to age in place, but their homes aren’t set up for it – that’s where a new partnership between AAG and VGM Live At Home comes in, says Scott Harkless, vice president of enterprise partnerships at AAG.  As part of the partnership, VGM Live At Home members will now be able to connect their senior customers directly with AAG loan officers in their local areas to help them fund home modification projects.  “We’re both...

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Survey: Seniors want to stay put

September 30, 2021HME News Staff

IRVING, Calif. – A vast majority of American seniors (82%) have no plans to sell their homes, preferring to age in place, according to a new survey from American Advisors Group (AAG).  AAG surveyed more than 1,500 participants ages 60-75.  “Our studies have shown that seniors in this country have a strong attachment to their home and the pandemic only strengthened that bond,” said Martin Lenoir, chief marketing officer. “It’s no secret that many seniors...

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AAG, VGM partner to better equip homes for aging 

September 14, 2021HME News Staff

IRVINE, Calif. – The American Advisors Group (AAG) has partnered with VGM Live At Home to broaden access to home equity to fund home modification projects. More than 80% of seniors wish to live in their home for the rest of their lives, according to a recent study by AAG. “This partnership is a perfect combination of two category leaders focused on the same mission of helping seniors,” said Jesse Allen, executive vice president of alternative distribution for AAG. “Our data...

AAG, Aging in Place, home equity, Home modifications, VGM Live at Home


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Sponsored content: Vayyar HOME: A 'force field' of safety

March 6, 2020John Andrews

A common concept in science fiction is the force field, an invisible shield that protects those inside it from harm. With Vayyar Imaging's new home protection system, that sci-fi idea has become a reality.Vayyar HOME, introduced in 2018, protects residents in their homes by detecting health and behavior irregularities like falls or accidents. Vayyar HOME works by simply placing it on the wall and then it scans the room 24/7. The sensor can distinguish between people, animals and objects, according...

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VGM Live at Home thinks big

December 15, 2017Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WATERLOO, Iowa - As the newly rebranded VGM Live at Home, Jim Greatorex envisions the group's provider members helping seniors with everything from stair lifts to smart sensors.Formerly Accessible Home Improvement of America, the group has been traditionally focused on accessibility products like wheelchair ramps more targeted at people with disabilities. As VGM Live at Home, however, it plans to broaden its focus to also include connected technologies that are more targeted at seniors.“We'll...

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'Aging in place' bill introduced

September 23, 2016Tracy Orzel

WASHINGTON - Baby boomers looking to make their homes more accessibe could receive a $30,000 tax credit for their troubles.Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Fla., recently introduced H.R. 5254, entitled, “Senior Accessible Housing Act,” which would incentivize individuals 60 years of age and older to “age in place” via a $30,000 tax credit for home modifications. Potential modifications include the widening of doorways and the installation of ramps, handrails, grab bars and non-slip...

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HME, aging events to co-locate in 2017

March 1, 2016HME News Staff

LAS VEGAS - Medtrade Spring will co-locate with the Environments for Aging Expo & Conference next year, show organizers have announced. The events, both produced by Emerald Expositions, will take place side by side at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center from Feb. 27 to March 1. “There is a great deal of crossover appeal for attendees,” said Kevin Gaffney, group show director of Medtrade. “It will bring value to exhibitors and attendees of both shows.” The Environments for Aging...

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