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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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Aging in place: Cathedral needed

October 15, 2015Liz Beaulieu, Editor

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.“He said we need a cathedral builder,” she said.Here's what Orlov, the founder of Aging in Place Technology Watch and Boomer Health Tech Watch, had to say about how technology can reduce costs and improve care for the wave of roughly 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 each...

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On the Editor's Desk

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

April 10, 2015HME News Staff

It was 20 years ago today, that Sergeant PepperÖno, 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. I had just come back from two years in Vietnam, and I was resuming my career in newspapers, this time on a trade business newspaper in a very particular industry. As I tried to make sense of what was happening in the HME...

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Smart Talk

Aging in Place: Educate staff

February 20, 2015Kay Koch

A. As a business owner you already teach product knowledge or awareness to most of your employees. You can expand this knowledge to include products that can assist the elderly who are aging in place by conducting in-service training and having access to samples to provide hands-on learning for items that can be used in the home. The educated and compassionate customer service that your employees can provide over a “big box” or large retail store selling same or similar items will immediately...

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AARP survey: Aging in place—with help

January 22, 2015HME News Staff

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. The majority (90%) of respondents also said it's important to have services that allow people to stay in their homes when basic tasks become too difficult to perform; 50% said they are currently providing or have provided unpaid care for an elderly loved one; and 76% said family caregivers...

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Aging in place: Know your ADLs/IADLs

December 23, 2014Kay Koch

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. The growth of our senior population combined with a trend toward aging at home rather than a nursing home or other supportive living environment means more and more spouses, adult children and other family members will be called upon to care for their elderly relatives. Many of these family caregivers will...

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Get Lively with GeriJoy and SmartBells

August 23, 2013Guest Commentary

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.   The 10th Annual Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit was a two-day conference at Santa Clara University in Silicon Valley on June 25-26 put on by Mary Furlong, Ed. D., a leading authority on baby boomers (author of “Turning Silver into Gold”), a serial entrepreneur, and a professor in the Graduate School of...

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