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HomesRenewed pushes for tax incentives for aging in place

November 11, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The HomesRenewed Coalition is calling on the 117th Congress to include tax and other incentives in legislation in 2021 to allow Americans to upgrade their homes for safety and to meet changing needs, as well as to help the economy with construction jobs. “This is a quickly moving group effort bringing together builders and remodelers, manufacturers and distributors, as well as health care providers to ensure that our aging population's housing needs are understood and addressed...

home accessibility, home modifications, HomesRenewed, tax incentives


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COVID's impact on accessibility varies

September 29, 2020John Andrews

Depending on who you ask, the COVID-19 influence is either helping, hindering, or having no impact on demand for home accessibility services. The virus pandemic has had the biggest impact on the HME industry's elderly clients, who have comprised the majority of deaths and hospitalizations since it first appeared in February. As a result, seniors are concerned about their vulnerability and are spending the majority of their time in seclusion at home. With elderly clients aging in place and in need...

coronavirus outbreak, Freeus, home accessibility, HOme medical equipment, Mac's Lift Gate, Prairie View Industries, Stander


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NSM launches SAFE program

September 22, 2020HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - National Seating & Mobility has launched the “Solutions for Accessible & Functional Environments” program to support home health organizations and health insurance payers in proactively preventing falls by older adults. “NSM has a proven track record of making independence and safety in and around the home a priority for our clients,” said Bill Mixon, NSM CEO. “With more than 900 experienced professionals in client homes daily and a comprehensive suite...

complex rehab, home accessibility, home modifications, NSM


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Home accessibility pro tips: Bulk up on certifications, training

September 1, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WATERLOO, Iowa - Specialization is key to success in home accessibility, with more and larger companies getting into and consolidating the market, says Rick Lair.Lair, president and managing partner of the Arlington, Texas-based Challenge Specialties, says “cookie cutter” products will become dominated by these larger companies, which include Amazon and Home Depot, so smaller independent companies must find niche products and services to provide, and ramp up their training.“I became...

home accessibility, Rick Lair


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NSM deepens home access biz

December 12, 2019HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - National Seating & Mobility has expanded its home accessibility division with a pair of acquisitions: Promise HomeWorks in St. Louis, and Hart Medical Design in Buffalo, N.Y. “These new branches position us to bring NSM's full scope of solutions to more individuals who need them,” said Bill Mixon, NSM CEO. Both companies offer home accessibility products, as well as home modification services. NSM will also bring on board the owner of both companies, Charlie Felker,...

home accessibility, M&A, NSM


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'Aging in place' trend drives home accessibility

September 30, 2019John Andrews

Baby boomers wanting to stay at home despite mobility limitations is the key driver in the home accessibility market, specialists in the field say. The desire among boomers to avoid assisted living or skilled nursing facilities is strong and they are willing to pay for modifications that allow them to remain at home and “age in place.”Because HME providers serve these potential clients as mobility patients, they are in a great position to handle these home modification services as a business...

Harmar, home accessibility, Prairie View Industries


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Lifeway Mobility acquires Home Mobility Solutions

July 31, 2019HME News Staff

CHICAGO - Lifeway Mobility has acquired the assets of Home Mobility Solutions through its subsidiary, Extended Home Living Services. The Downers Grove, Ill.-based HMS, founded by Mike Cleary, offers stair lifts, wheelchair lifts, ramps and bathroom modifications. “Joining forces with Lifeway enables us to continue to offer our customers and referral sources the caring, responsive service they've enjoyed with HMS together with a broader selection of products, an attractive showroom and streamlined...

home accessibility, Lifeway Mobility


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NSM boosts home access biz in Midwest

July 30, 2019HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - National Seating & Mobility has acquired Scooter Warehouse/At Home Accessibility in South Bend, Ind. “The addition of this team strengthens our expertise in the home modification market and expands our service reach across the Midwest,” said Bill Mixon, CEO of NSM. Grant Moore, who owned Scooter Warehouse/At Home Accessibility with Patty Moore, will transition to the NSM team as general manager for the South Bend branch. Molly Berry, an ATP and doctor of physical therapy,...

home accessibility, M&A, NSM


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NSM moves further into accessibility with Ohio acquisition

March 20, 2019HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - National Seating & Mobility has acquired Access Quip, a home accessibility company in Toledo, Ohio. Access Quip has specialized in home and commercial accessibility options for more than 15 years. Owners Chris Ray and Troy Nungester will stay on with NSM, according to a press release. “NSM's growing home and vehicle accessibility division is an integral part of our commitment to 360-degree client independence,” said Bill Mixon NSM CEO. “We are excited to partner...

Access Quip, home accessibility, National Seating & Mobility


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Accessibility not a 'pizza franchise'

September 24, 2018John Andrews

 Home accessibility—the business of modifying houses to accommodate mobility clients' physical challenges—is a category that has long offered HME providers the potential to build off sales of durable medical equipment. Surprisingly, it has been historically slow at gaining traction among those companies serving mobility patients, but in recent years has gained more interest, specialists in the field say.“This market is doing well because for starters, the growth in the number...

Accessible Home Solutions, Clarke Health Care, home accessibility


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