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  • May 19, 2022 | Education and Events

    The aging in place market and home accessibility are incredibly hot topics right now. VGM Live at Home continues to work for our members to help provide you savings and solutions to help grow your businesses. We are excited for the accessibility track at Heartland. We have an excellent lineup of speakers and panels that hit on topics ranging from your sales process, building up your cash business, your showroom, and more. Here are a few highlights of the accessibility track at Heartland. Creating...

  • April 19, 2022 | Education and Events

    By Jim Greatorex, VP, VGM Live at Home The home accessibility industry has seen many new challenges come its way in the last 18 months, yet it has grown at a double-digit rate. Navigating all these challenges while still providing your customers great solutions when modifying their homes has created many unique scenarios with your customers and referral sources. What have we learned through this process? The ongoing challenges: Dramatic price increases for product Manufacturer...

  • April 8, 2022 | Education and Events

    Heartland Conference will be here before you know it. Just like every year, we designed this conference specifically with you in mind, and we want you to be the first to see what’s in store for this year’s in-person event. Heartland Conference will be here before you know it. Just like every year, we designed this conference specifically with you in mind, and we want you to be the first to see what’s in store for this year’s in-person event.  The Highlights Nine...

  • March 30, 2022 | Education and Events

    by Mike Mallaro, CEO, VGM Group, Inc. You belong at VGM’s Heartland Conference this summer (June 13-15, 2022) if you are involved in the HME industry.  Get there.  Let’s face it, after two years of a pandemic, isolation, workforce disruptions, supply chain constraints and recalls, we are all a bit dazed.  We’re tired, anxious, frustrated, and languishing.  Sure, we’ve gotten through it. We adjusted. We zigged where...

  • February 23, 2022 | Education and Events

    The Aging in Place industry has a plethora of education for home modification providers, installers, and contractors as well as two different credentials, the Certified Environmental Access Consultant (CEAC) and Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS). What is the difference between these certifications? Certified Environmental Access Consultant (CEAC) What is CEAC? The Certified Environmental Access Consultant (CEAC) credentialing program is administered...

  • February 21, 2022 | Education and Events

    Registration for VGM’s 21st anniversary Heartland Conference is now open. The educational event will be held in person June 13-15 in Waterloo, Iowa. Special Early Bird pricing is available to those who register prior to April 15. Passes are all-inclusive and provide access to every educational opportunity Heartland has to offer, including four pre-conference sessions. This year’s passes also cover meals, entertainment, and access to the hottest products and business solutions offered...

  • February 17, 2022 | Education and Events

    VGM Live at Home is hosting our Building Opportunities Installer Summit April 4-8, 2022, in Ravenna, OH. Live at Home member Access to Independence is once again hosting this event. The Building Opportunities Installer Summit is a great opportunity for Live at Home or VGM members to get certified to install a variety of home access equipment. This five-day event includes hands-on education and certified trainings from Merits, EZ-ACCESS, Harmar, Entrematic, Bestbath, Span/Savaria, and Molift, including...

  • December 9, 2021 | Education and Events, General

    Thank you to all who attended Heartland 2021! If you’ve been waiting for your Heartland certificates or transcripts for CEUs, good news! They are available to download in your portal at vgmheartland.com.  

    To Access and Download:  Login at vgmheartland.com  Once logged in as an attendee, expand the “My Credits” section.  Select Conference - 2021  Click...

  • October 25, 2021 | Education and Events

    VGM is now accepting proposals from prospective speakers for its annual Heartland Conference.  With a number of education tracks to fill, conference organizers are looking for presenters to offer their expertise on a variety of topics including respiratory, business leadership and people strategies, rehab, billing and reimbursement, business operations, retail, sales and marketing, home accessibility, and audits. “We are so excited to announce our call for speakers for the 2022 Heartland...

  • October 14, 2021 | Education and Events, Industry News

    The Certified Environmental Access Consultant (CEAC) and CEAC Mastery Programs have been updated to include course content from the new Home Safety Assessment Consultant (HSAC) program. This update includes education on how to properly perform a professional Home Safety Assessment. Resource guides and an evaluation process are provided, along with tips on how to inform the consumer on the risks in their home. The CEAC Mastery Program can be purchased on its own or added to an existing CEAC certification....