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  • July 8, 2019 | Vendor Hightlight

    As we age our eye sight changes and requires very specific lighting requirements. Existing light is inadequate to meet those needs, and we often lose track of the time of day and lack a routine that can instill a sense of normality – especially in those with dementia. OK Technologies has developed a system that addresses these issues with the utilization of Circadian Lighting and other devices that are controlled by software to create markers for the routine passage of time. These visual...

    Tags: OK Technologies

  • July 8, 2019 | Vendor Hightlight

    Occasionally, a standard track can obstruct a hallway or doorway, presenting a tripping hazard. A folding hinged track is the ideal solution in this case. The track fully unfolds to allow the stairlift to travel to the lower landing for a safe point to enter and exit the lift. When not in use, the track neatly folds up to leave the walkway clear. There are a number of options to choose from when it comes to folding hinged tracks. Manual hinges require the user to physically...

    Tags: Merits, Pilot Aviator

  • July 8, 2019 | Vendor Hightlight

    VGM collaborated with Variety – the Children’s Charity and vendor-partner EZ-ACCESS during VGM’s 2019 Heartland Conference to donate a modular Pathway 3G ramp to a family residing near VGM’s corporate headquarters in Waterloo, Iowa.    Janae (Ja-nay) Lee, 25, was born with mental disabilities. In 2011, a severe illness led to her becoming semi-dependent to using a wheelchair. She loves to be out in the community, especially visiting the Waterloo amphitheater...

  • July 8, 2019 | Education and Events

    By Jim Greatorex, Vice President, VGM Live at Home The 2019 Heartland Conference was again a very memorable event. It provided a lot of everything in a two-and-a-half-day whirlwind from morning till night. This year we had an unprecedented number of members join us on Monday for either golfing or an afternoon at the VGM farm. I personally had a great time golfing with Gary Caldwell from EZ-ACCESS and members Vern Martell and Matt Burnett. Unlike last year when it stopped raining just long...

    Tags: VGM Heartland Conference

  • July 8, 2019 | Education and Events

    If you have a service or best practice that you would like to share with our Live at Home members, please consider connecting with Jim Greatorex. We would welcome members and manufacturers who have either a great business practice, marketing success program, and/or new service or product that they would like to share with our membership. We would be looking for content for our Nov. 12-13 Executive Summit and 2020 Heartland Conference. Please connect with [email protected] with any ideas...

    Tags: Executive Summit, VGM Heartland Conference