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VGM’s Building Opportunities Summit seeks to elevate home access

September 9, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

TAMPA, Fla. – VGM Live at Home will unveil several new initiatives at its Building Opportunities Summit, Nov. 10-12, in Tampa, Fla., that will help to professionalize the home access market, says Jim Greatorex.  “We’ve done this event before, but this one is going to be much bigger,” said Greatorex, vice president of VGM Live at Home. “The theme is: Working together to define, professionalize and grow the home access industry. We have all kinds of things we’re...

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Home access reaches fever pitch

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Home access reaches fever pitch

June 3, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – VGM Live at Home hosted a virtual town hall meeting in May to drum up support for H.R. 7676, a bill that would provide tax incentives for home modifications so seniors and those with disabilities can more easily and safely continue living in their own homes.  The Home Modification for Accessibility Act, introduced by Reps. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., and Thomas Suozzi, D-N.Y., would allow a tax deduction of up to $30,000 for specified home safety and accessibility upgrades....

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AAG, VGM coordinate aging in place

October 29, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

IRVINE, Calif. – Seniors may want to age in place, but their homes aren’t set up for it – that’s where a new partnership between AAG and VGM Live At Home comes in, says Scott Harkless, vice president of enterprise partnerships at AAG.  As part of the partnership, VGM Live At Home members will now be able to connect their senior customers directly with AAG loan officers in their local areas to help them fund home modification projects.  “We’re both...

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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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AAG, VGM partner to better equip homes for aging 

September 14, 2021HME News Staff

IRVINE, Calif. – The American Advisors Group (AAG) has partnered with VGM Live At Home to broaden access to home equity to fund home modification projects. More than 80% of seniors wish to live in their home for the rest of their lives, according to a recent study by AAG. “This partnership is a perfect combination of two category leaders focused on the same mission of helping seniors,” said Jesse Allen, executive vice president of alternative distribution for AAG. “Our data...

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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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Home access market primed to explode

November 1, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

ATLANTA - VGM's Jim Greatorex likens the current status of the home accessibility market to the complex rehab market 15 years ago.“It's only reached 15% of its potential,” said Greatorex, vice president of VGM Live at Home at Medtrade on Oct. 21. “All the companies that we work with, they all had record-breaking 2018s and they say they're going to break their records again for 2019.”Current estimates peg the home access market at $700 million annually. Greatorex expects that...

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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 VGM made...

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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 the...

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