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Home access: ‘The next three years are pivotal’ 

February 14, 2024Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WATERLOO, Iowa – Coming off a successful event in the fall and a revamped website early this year, VGM Live at Home is helping to solidify home accessibility as "another link in the home care system,” says Jim Greatorex.  “The next three years are pivotal,” said Greatorex, vice president of VGM Live at Home, a nationwide network of providers focused on home modifications and independent living solutions. “We have a chance for a lot of growth and a chance...

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VGM Live at Home unveils new website 

January 18, 2024HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM Live at Home, a division of VGM & Associates, has launched a redesigned website, www.vgmliveathome.com. Refreshed and enhanced for a more user-friendly experience, the site makes it easier for members to find the information they’re looking for. It also includes a members-only portal with an interactive discussion board, allowing members to engage with each other, receive answers to questions, and openly discuss any challenges, best practices or successes. “At...

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COVID, aging boomers among drivers for home accessibility

November 13, 2023John Andrews

The home accessibility product category remains strong and continues to provide business opportunities for HME providers. It’s also a market that has been accelerated by the recent COVID-19 pandemic and an influx in aging baby boomers, specialists in the field say.  “From summer 2021 to 2022, the industry was growing at 20% above previous periods,” said Jim Greatorex, vice president of Waterloo, Iowa-based VGM Live at Home, a division of VGM Group. “There has been...

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Home access market turns corner

October 29, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM Live at Home has a number of new agreements lined up that will help to position the home accessibility market for “rapid growth” by the end of this year, says Jim Greatorex.  “The home accessibility market is at a turning point,” said Greatorex, vice president of VGM Live at Home. “There’s going to be real, rapid growth by the end of this year and into 2022, where’s it’s going to be really noticeable.”  Here’s...

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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...

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VGM Live at Home standardizes home access

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VGM Live at Home standardizes home access

December 29, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM Live at Home has developed a select member program to help standardize the process of connecting home access companies with insurers and other organizations. The program provides insurers and other organizations with home access companies that all provide a certain set of services and that all have at least one master certified environmental access consultant on staff. “In talking with our members – we’ve had talks with big, kind of regional companies...

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VGM Live at Home Pro goes 2.0

June 15, 2018Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WATERLOO, Iowa - VGM Live at Home is slated to launch an upgraded digital platform for home accessibility companies at the Heartland Conference this week. A number of companies were beta testing VGM Live at Home Pro 2.0 prior to the conference, in April and May. “We had 26 companies sign up to beta test it and, although not all of them became active testers, it shows how much interest there is in the tool,” said Jim Greatorex, vice president of VGM Live at Home. The first change...

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AccessNSM joins VGM Live at Home

March 30, 2018HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - AccessNSM, a division of National Seating & Mobility, has joined the VGM Live at Home nationwide community of home accessibility providers and certified modification contractors. NSM says the partnership will connect AccessNSM with VGM's network of business tools and resources, as well as vendor programs. “The new partnership with VGM is a natural fit for AccessNSM,” said Kalen McKenzie, vice president of the division. “VGM has made great strides bringing...

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MAMES takes home mods committee nationwide

November 2, 2017HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - The Midwest Association for Medical Equipment Services has expanded its Home Modification Accessibility Committee to include companies nationwide. MAMES says expanding HMAC will help to develop a consistent voice to address issues in the home accessibility market on a national and state level. A key priority for the newly expanded committee: moving H.R. 1780, the Senior Housing Act, forward. “It's been nearly a year since H.R. 1780 was introduced into Congress and with...

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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...

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