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Two new Next Day Access franchises open

Mobility

Two new Next Day Access franchises open

October 6, 2022HME News Staff

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Next Day Access, a provider of accessibility and mobility solutions, is pleased to announce the opening of a franchise location in Kansas City.   The location is owned by April Springer, Chris Bakalars and Carl Loge. Bakalars and Loge bring nine years of franchise experience; Springer joined Next Day Access Minneapolis in 2020.  “Joining Next Day Access was a new industry and career for me,” said Springer. “I have always wanted to own a business...

Home Accessibility, Mobility equipment, Next Day Access


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Business Development

Many dimensions to home accessibility

October 4, 2022John Andrews

“Aging in place” is really what the home medical equipment field is all about. Enabling seniors to live in their own homes safely and comfortably can alleviate the need for them to move into assisted living or skilled nursing facilities, leading to happier, more satisfying lives.  One major obstacle to creating a manageable living space is the inaccessibility of many homes – especially older homes. Some projects may require major modifications to both exterior and interior,...

EZ-access, Graham-Field, Harmar, Home Accessibility, Merits Health Products


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Lifeway adds third location in California 

August 2, 2022HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO – Lifeway Mobility is expanding its coverage in southern California with a new location in San Diego. The company will offer stair lifts, wheelchair ramps and a variety of basic transfer aid solutions to those living in San Diego County. “We are excited to be expanding the West Region coverage in the state of California and the opportunity to be of greater service to a growing population of residents with their aging-in-place needs,” said Luis Mendoza, California general...

Home Accessibility, Lifeway Mobility, M&A


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Lifeway Mobility buys Health & Comfort

July 26, 2022HME News Staff

KANSAS CITY – Lifeway Mobility has acquired Health & Comfort Equipment Service in Kansas City, allowing the company to further expand its offerings throughout Kansas and provide services in Missouri.  Health & Comfort has more than 30 years of experience in the home accessibility industry in the Kansas City metro area providing stair lifts, ramps and other solutions.  “I am very excited to expand our offerings for home access by joining forces with Lifeway Mobility,”...

Health & Comfort Equipment Service, Home Accessibility, Lifeway Mobility, M&A


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Home access reaches fever pitch

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Home access reaches fever pitch

June 3, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – VGM Live at Home hosted a virtual town hall meeting in May to drum up support for H.R. 7676, a bill that would provide tax incentives for home modifications so seniors and those with disabilities can more easily and safely continue living in their own homes.  The Home Modification for Accessibility Act, introduced by Reps. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., and Thomas Suozzi, D-N.Y., would allow a tax deduction of up to $30,000 for specified home safety and accessibility upgrades....

H.R. 7676, Home Accessibility, VGM Live at Home


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Lifeway Mobility grows in NC 

May 31, 2022HME News Staff

RALEIGH, N.C. – Lifeway Mobility has expanded its coverage area in North Carolina with a new distribution facility here. The company now offers stair lifts, wheelchair ramps and a variety of basic transfer aid solutions to customers in Greensboro, Raleigh, Durham, Fayetteville, Wilmington and the surrounding areas in eastern North Carolina. “Lifeway Mobility’s expansion in the Carolinas makes it one of the top providers of accessibility solutions in the local area,” said Richard...

Home Accessibility, Lifeway Mobility


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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....

Home Accessibility, Motion


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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...

Home Accessibility, Jim Greatorex, VGM Live at Home


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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...

Harmar, Home Accessibility, Jim Greatorex, Pride Mobility Products, Stander, VGM Live at Home


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