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Business Development

Home accessibility demand stays high

October 1, 2021John Andrews

COVID-19 kept everyone home during the pandemic’s ascension, triggering a strong interest in home modifications and jumpstarting demand for home accessibility products and services. A year later, that demand hasn’t waned, specialists in the field say; if anything, they say, it continues to escalate.  “Demand for home accessibility is not slowing down but growing,” said Jim Greatorex, vice president of Waterloo, Iowa-based VGM Live at Home. “Things were a little...

Harmar, Home Accessibility, Jim Greatorex, Pride Mobility Products, Stander, VGM Live at Home


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Motion hits 49 locations

September 21, 2021HME News Staff

TORONTO – Motion, formerly Motion Specialties, has expanded its mobility and home accessibility business across Saskatchewan, with the acquisition of Golden Mobility & Rehab. The company now has 49 locations across five Canadian provinces. “Despite the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, our business has had tremendous expansion over the last nine months through the addition of North Coast Home Medical Equipment (Terrace, B.C.), A-1 Wheelchairs Unlimited (Langley, B.C.) and most...

Complex Rehab, Home Accessibility, M&A, Motion


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Mobility

Lifeway scales business

August 13, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

HARTFORD, Conn. – Lifeway Mobility will use a new investment from Cressey & Company, a health care focused private equity firm, to expand its footprint in markets throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Mid-South, Midwest and West Coast, says President Paul Bergantino.  “Lifeway’s growth strategy will be through a combination of organic new market openings and complementary acquisitions,” he said. “Specific to acquisitions, we are seeking to partner with high quality organizations...

Home Accessibility, Lifeway Mobility, Paul Bergantino


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Motion expands in BC 

May 5, 2021HME News Staff

TORONTO – Motion, formerly Motion Specialties, a provider of mobility and home accessibility solutions in Canada, has acquired A-1 Wheelchairs Unlimited in Langley, British Columbia. A-1 Wheelchairs, a family owned and operated business that was founded in 1985, provides products and services to Langley and its surrounding communities – from Vancouver to Hope. “Building on our expansion throughout British Columbia, which began with the integration of North Coast Home Medical Equipment...

Home Accessibility, Motion, Wheelchairs


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Mobility

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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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...

Coronavirus Outbreak, Freeus, Home Accessibility, Home Medical Equipment, Mac's Lift Gate, Prairie View Industries, Stander


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