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NSM enters Alberta market

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NSM enters Alberta market

October 5, 2021HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – National Seating & Mobility has acquired an independently owned and operated HME provider in Red Deer, Alberta, representing its first location in the province. The provider specializes in complex rehab, mobility solutions and accessibility services. “This acquisition deepens our commitment to our Canadian customers and broadens our reach, allowing us to support even more individuals in their journey to achieve greater independence,” said Bill Mixon, NSM CEO....

Accessibility, Complex Rehab, M&A, Mobility Solutions, National Seating & Mobility


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Kleo King returns to United Spinal

March 23, 2021HME News Staff

NEW YORK – United Spinal Association has named Kleo J. King senior director of accessibility operations and counsel. King previously served as deputy commissioner and general counsel for the New York City Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities from 2014-21. “During her impressive career, Kleo’s steadfast work has helped to achieve unprecedented legal victories providing accessibility in transportation and the built environment for people with disabilities,” said...

Accessibility, Complex Rehab, Kleo King, United Spinal Association


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NSM builds home base in Atlanta

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NSM builds home base in Atlanta

March 15, 2021HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – National Seating & Mobility has acquired Blue Moose Elevators & Stairlifts in Atlanta, broadening its mobility and accessibility options to clients in the metropolitan and surrounding areas. Blue Moose Elevators & Stairlifts, led by Dr. Jeremy Hammonds, was founded in 2005. “Blue Moose Elevators has an outstanding reputation and people-centered culture that aligns well with our own,” said Bill Mixon, NSM CEO. “We are pleased to welcome this team...

Accessibility, home access, M&A, National Seating & Mobility, NSM


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MobilityWorks expands assessment options 

December 17, 2020HME News Staff

RICHFIELD, Ohio – MobilityWorks is offering private needs analysis at its locations, in addition to its virtual and home-based assessments. During an in-store analysis, the client will be the only one in the showroom and will have the benefit of seeing its large selection of accessible vehicles. MobilityWorks is also, for a limited time, deferring payments for up to 90 days on new or qualifying pre-owned vehicles when financed through the company. 

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Importance of IT and accessibility

September 1, 2020Tracy Orzel

WASHINGTON - Bill Peterson, RESNA's 2020 Colin McLaurin Lecturer, has spent most of his career working with government agencies to standardize testing for IT for accessibility. He worked for the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) and the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Accessible Systems and Technology (DHS OAST), and became a RESNA Fellow in 2006. HME News spoke to Peterson about what drives him and his legacy. HME News: How has your personal experience...

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NSM grows accessibility division

February 8, 2019HME News Staff

NASHVILLE - National Seating & Mobility has expanded its home and vehicle accessibility division with the acquisition of Mobility ASAP in Upper Marlboro, Md. Mobility ASAP expands NSM's presence in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and positions the company to serve clients across Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia. Ed Wimbish, who owned Mobility ASAP, will serve as business manager at the Upper Marlboro location. “Mobility ASAP has provided home accessibility...

Accessibility, Complex Rehab, M&A, NSM


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Sports 'N Spokes announces photo contest

September 5, 2018HME News Staff

PHOENIX - Sports 'N Spokes, the sports and recreation magazine of the Paralyzed Veterans of America, and Cure Medical, a manufacturer of intermittent catheters, have joined forces on the Wheels UP! accessible travel photo contest. The event kicked off Sept. 1, with a photo contest and prize giveaways. The goal of the campaign, now in its eighth year, is to encourage people with disabilities to explore their world through accessible travel and adaptive sports. “For SPORTS `N SPOKES, the Wheels...

Accessibility, Cure Medical, Sports N Spokes


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Lifeway Mobility targets growth through investment

August 30, 2018HME News Staff

HARTFORD, Conn. - Lifeway Mobility, an accessibility solutions company started by former Numotion CEO Paul Bergantino, has received a “major investment” from Cleveland-based Rockwood Equity Partners.As part of the transaction, Rockwood will provide additional capital and resources to enable Lifeway Mobility to accelerate its plans to become the leading provider of accessibility and safety solutions for people with mobility challenges and those wishing to age in place, according to a press...

Accessibility, Investment, Lifeway Mobility, M&A, Private Equity


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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...

Accessibility, Aging in Place, Jim Greatorex, Live at Home, VGM


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Lifeway Mobility buys Total Access of New England

July 11, 2017HME News Staff

HARTFORD, Conn. - Lifeway Mobility, an accessibility solutions company based here, has acquired Total Access of New England. Total Access will operate as Lifeway Mobility from a new office near Westborough, Mass., and continue to serve the Greater Boston area. Dan Martin, owner of Total Access, will join Lifeway as vice president and will be responsible for the Massachusetts operation. Martin, a certified aging in place specialist, founded Total Access seven years ago in response to requests for...

Accessibility, Lifeway Mobility, M&A


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