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Accessible Systems prizes experience, as competition heats up in home access

March 29, 2021Tracy Orzel

DENVER – Accessible Systems and Ascent Mobility have been friendly competitors for more than a decade, but now they play for the same team after merging in February. “We’ve known and respected each other for years,” said Nathan Colburn, partner, Accessible Systems. “I think Greg and his team have learned this business just like Accessible Systems from years of experience.” Greg Shepherd, the owner of Ascent Mobility, will join the leadership team of Accessible...

Accessible Systems, Ascent Mobility, home accessibility


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Mobility

NSM buys Albany Lift Company

March 23, 2021HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – National Seating & Mobility has acquired The Albany Lift Company in Albany, N.Y., expanding its services throughout upstate New York, western Massachusetts and southern Vermont. “The Albany Lift Company has a strong reputation for customer service that aligns well with NSM’s client-centric focus,” said Bill Mixon, CEO of NSM. “We are proud to welcome this group of experienced professionals on board at NSM and look forward to working with this team...

home accessibility, home modifications, M&A, National Seating & Mobility, NSM


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Providers

Accessible Systems expands footprint

February 17, 2021HME News Staff

DENVER – Accessible Systems has merged with Ascent Mobility to expand regional home accessibility options. The Lakewood, Colo.-based Ascent Mobility offers stairlifts, wheelchair ramps and lifts, private elevators, overhead ceiling lifts and safety railings. Ascent owner Greg Shepherd will join the leadership team of Accessible Systems, and its team members will continue in their current roles. “Greg and his team really care about their customers and have built a remarkable...

Accessible Systems, Ascent Mobility, home accessibility, home mods


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Lifeway Mobility makes second investment

February 3, 2021HME News Staff

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Lifeway Mobility is pleased to announce that it has invested in the assets of Accessible Home Automations, LLC, doing business as StairBusters.com, a provider of accessibility solutions throughout western Pennsylvania for more than 20 years. StairBusters, a certified dealer of stairlifts, wheelchair lifts, residential elevators, ramps, overhead lifts and bath safety equipment, is a participating provider in various Veterans Administration, state, county...

home accessibility, Lifeway Mobility


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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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Business Development

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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Mobility

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...

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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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Business Development

'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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