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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...

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Home mods providers now have nat'l org

December 29, 2017Liz Beaulieu, Editor

DULUTH, Minn. - In another nod that it's a specialized but growing market, the Midwest Association for Medical Equipment Services has opened up its Home Modification Accessibility Committee to providers nationwide.At press time, the committee had 14 members, including new members from Arizona, Mississippi and California, according to Rose Schafhauser, executive director of MAMES.“It's a great opportunity to network in such a specific area,” she said, “which is extremely helpful...

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VGM rebrands home accessibility division

October 24, 2017HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - VGM Group has rebranded Accessible Home Improvement of America, known as AHIA, to VGM Live at Home. VGM made the decision after realizing that the home safety market is bigger than just accessibility products, says Jim Greatorex, vice president of VGM Live at Home. “The re-brand lets us broaden our reach so we can help members diversify into all businesses or components that help people live at home safely and independently, regardless of their mobility level,” he said....

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Business Development

Tax credit could be boon for home modifications

September 22, 2017John Andrews

The home medical equipment industry is poised to benefit from the “aging in place” movement, especially on the home modification front. If Congress approves a proposed $30,000 tax credit for seniors to modify their homes, it could serve as motivation for more HME providers to enter the business, manufacturers say.Currently being considered in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Senior Accessible Housing Act (HR 1780) would “amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a...

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Making the case

August 28, 2017Liz Beaulieu, Editor

On potential need“We're going to have 8.3 million people over 80 in 2030,” said Jim Greatorex, vice president of Accessible Home Improvement of America, a division of the VGM Group, “and we have homes for less than half of them that they can be safe in and live in and thrive in in their senior years.”On potential savings“For 75% percent of people over 65 who go to the ER, the cause of their visit is a slip or fall, something home modifications can help prevent,”...

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