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Motion grows accessibility biz, seeks ‘normalcy’

April 2, 2022Tracy Orzel

TORONTO – Motion will use its recent acquisition of Sage Seniors’ Resources to expand its foothold in Saskatoon, the largest city in the province of Saskatchewan, and expand its home accessibility business.  “The location is on the other side of Saskatoon, so it's quite far from (our two existing) sites,” said Thecla Sweeney, Executive Chair and CEO of Motion. “We looked at their product offering and it was a really nice compliment to what we were doing there....

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Lifeway Mobility debuts in Rochester

November 1, 2021HME News Staff

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Lifeway Mobility is expanding its coverage area in southeastern Minnesota. The company will now offer stair lifts, wheelchair ramps and a variety of basic transfer aid solutions to those living in Rochester, Minn., and surrounding areas. “We are looking forward to providing extended coverage to welcome even more satisfied customers from the Rochester and surrounding communities in south central/eastern Minnesota to the Lifeway Mobility family,” said Bruce Stevenson,...

Home Accessibility, Lifeway Mobility, stair lifts, wheelchair ramps

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Home access market turns corner

October 29, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM Live at Home has a number of new agreements lined up that will help to position the home accessibility market for “rapid growth” by the end of this year, says Jim Greatorex.  “The home accessibility market is at a turning point,” said Greatorex, vice president of VGM Live at Home. “There’s going to be real, rapid growth by the end of this year and into 2022, where’s it’s going to be really noticeable.”  Here’s...

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Home accessibility demand stays high

October 1, 2021John Andrews

COVID-19 kept everyone home during the pandemic’s ascension, triggering a strong interest in home modifications and jumpstarting demand for home accessibility products and services. A year later, that demand hasn’t waned, specialists in the field say; if anything, they say, it continues to escalate.  “Demand for home accessibility is not slowing down but growing,” said Jim Greatorex, vice president of Waterloo, Iowa-based VGM Live at Home. “Things were a little...

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Motion hits 49 locations

September 21, 2021HME News Staff

TORONTO – Motion, formerly Motion Specialties, has expanded its mobility and home accessibility business across Saskatchewan, with the acquisition of Golden Mobility & Rehab. The company now has 49 locations across five Canadian provinces. “Despite the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, our business has had tremendous expansion over the last nine months through the addition of North Coast Home Medical Equipment (Terrace, B.C.), A-1 Wheelchairs Unlimited (Langley, B.C.) and most...

Complex Rehab, Home Accessibility, M&A, Motion

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Lifeway scales business

August 13, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

HARTFORD, Conn. – Lifeway Mobility will use a new investment from Cressey & Company, a health care focused private equity firm, to expand its footprint in markets throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Mid-South, Midwest and West Coast, says President Paul Bergantino.  “Lifeway’s growth strategy will be through a combination of organic new market openings and complementary acquisitions,” he said. “Specific to acquisitions, we are seeking to partner with high quality organizations...

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Motion expands in BC 

May 5, 2021HME News Staff

TORONTO – Motion, formerly Motion Specialties, a provider of mobility and home accessibility solutions in Canada, has acquired A-1 Wheelchairs Unlimited in Langley, British Columbia. A-1 Wheelchairs, a family owned and operated business that was founded in 1985, provides products and services to Langley and its surrounding communities – from Vancouver to Hope. “Building on our expansion throughout British Columbia, which began with the integration of North Coast Home Medical Equipment...

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Accessible Systems prizes experience, as competition heats up in home access

March 29, 2021Tracy Orzel

DENVER – Accessible Systems and Ascent Mobility have been friendly competitors for more than a decade, but now they play for the same team after merging in February. “We’ve known and respected each other for years,” said Nathan Colburn, partner, Accessible Systems. “I think Greg and his team have learned this business just like Accessible Systems from years of experience.” Greg Shepherd, the owner of Ascent Mobility, will join the leadership team of Accessible...

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NSM buys Albany Lift Company

March 23, 2021HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – National Seating & Mobility has acquired The Albany Lift Company in Albany, N.Y., expanding its services throughout upstate New York, western Massachusetts and southern Vermont. “The Albany Lift Company has a strong reputation for customer service that aligns well with NSM’s client-centric focus,” said Bill Mixon, CEO of NSM. “We are proud to welcome this group of experienced professionals on board at NSM and look forward to working with this team...

Home Accessibility, Home modifications, M&A, National Seating & Mobility, NSM

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Accessible Systems expands footprint

February 17, 2021HME News Staff

DENVER – Accessible Systems has merged with Ascent Mobility to expand regional home accessibility options. The Lakewood, Colo.-based Ascent Mobility offers stairlifts, wheelchair ramps and lifts, private elevators, overhead ceiling lifts and safety railings. Ascent owner Greg Shepherd will join the leadership team of Accessible Systems, and its team members will continue in their current roles. “Greg and his team really care about their customers and have built a remarkable...

Accessible Systems, Ascent Mobility, Home Accessibility, Home mods

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