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'Aging in place' bill introduced


WASHINGTON – Baby boomers looking to make their homes more accessibe could receive a $30,000 tax credit for their troubles.

HME, aging events to co-locate in 2017


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.

Aging in place: Cathedral needed


When Laurie Orlov heard Joe Coughlin, director of MIT’s AgeLab, talk about the need for a unified vision for the growing number of technologies that allow seniors to age in place, she felt he was talking to her directly.

The very big celebrity who saw Jim Sullivan and Mike Moran naked

Friday, April 10, 2015
By Jim Sullivan

It was 20 years ago today, that Sergeant Pepper…no, that I, as a fledgling editor of an upstart publication, contacted incoming NAMES CEO Bill Coughlan about an interview for a profile in the very first issue of HME News, which was to hit the proverbial newsstand in May of 1995.

Aging in Place: Educate staff

Q. Why is training and educating staff on the products available to clients who want to age in place “good” business?

A. As a business owner you already teach product knowledge or awareness to most of your employees.

AARP survey: Aging in place—with help


CLACKAMAS, Ore. – Eighty-five percent of registered voters age 45 and older in Oregon say they would prefer to live at home with the help of family caregivers for as long as possible, according to a new AARP survey.

Aging in place: Know your ADLs/IADLs

Q. I keep hearing more about aging in place. Why is that?

A. Ask any senior facing the possibility of moving out of their family home and they will most likely tell you they prefer to “age in place.” That place has to be safe and functional.

Get Lively with GeriJoy and SmartBells


Editor’s note: Below is a report from the 10th Annual Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit to help providers think outside the box of traditional home medical equipment.   

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Find your way to accessibility business


Home accessibility—which includes the sale and installation of ramps, lifts and retrofitting of mobility customers’ homes—is a logical and potentially lucrative business for HME providers.