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  • February 18, 2020 | General

    When a customer seeks out a home modification provider and contractor, it’s usually not because they want to participate in a real-life version of extreme home makeover. Most likely, it’s due to a person’s natural aging cycle requiring extra safety precautions or having undergone a difficult medical circumstance. Life alterations such as these can be extremely taxing as an individual’s independence is compromised. For this reason, VGM Live At Home strives to build a community...

  • February 17, 2020 | General

    We hope that, like us here at Live At Home, you’ve hit the ground running in 2020. This new decade promises much growth—both professionally and financially—for the home access industry. We’ll be working very hard to help define our industry, create consumer awareness and professionalize our network to be “Best in Class”. This new decade is going to be a head-spinning, wild ride, and we are happy to be in it with our passionate, hard-working members.  Here...

  • January 21, 2020 | General

    Compassion and dedication are the building blocks of developing a great relationship. For On The Mend Medical Supplies & Equipment, developing deep and personal relationships with their customers and providing an excellent customer service experience is what they strive to do every single day. Recently featured in VGM & Associate’s latest newsletter, On The Mend is well-known for their above-and-beyond customer service model.  "Our company was founded on the belief that this industry...

  • May 1, 2019 | General, Vendor Hightlight

    From The Federal Savings Bank In 2017, homeowners ages 55 and older were the source of half of all homeowner improvement spending. In the last 20 years, the amount they’ve spent on total real improvement expenditures has risen more than 150%, amounting to $117 billion dollars.* With older Americans desiring to stay in their homes and age in place, they’re spending a lot of money to make renovations and improvements. More than 2.1 million...

    Tags: Home improvement Spending, The Federal Savings Bank

  • April 1, 2019 | General, Vendor Hightlight

    Check out this referral-based program and receive commission for just a few minutes of your time! Simply submit a referral through the link below, and VGM Live at Home sends the referral to ShelfGenie to track its progress. If the referral ends in a sales transaction, LAH will bill the franchise and then pay you, the member, a generous 12 percent commission! The average ticket being $3,300, that’s a commission you can bank. Submit a Referral This is an opportunity to connect your customers...

    Tags: ShelfGenie

  • February 6, 2019 | General, Product and Service Solutions

    VGM Live at Home’s most popular and effective marketing tool has a new look and refreshed content. Since its inception eight years ago, our “Stay in Your HOME” guide has helped our members promote their valuable products and services to tens of thousands of families across the nation. This innovative marketing tool is an accessible living guide for people of all ages and abilities. It includes: Fall Prevention Home Safety Safety Assessment Tools Accessibility Solutions Home...

    Tags: Mary Avenanti, Stay in Your HOME Guide

  • January 2, 2019 | General, Partnerships

    The Morningstar Cowboy Retreat in Leesburg, Fla., is the culmination of the dreams of Mark and Debbie Gould. Their ranch was started in 1994 after they spent many successful years in rodeo competitions, and it has always been a place where human potential is allowed to flourish. Using horses, horsemanship, hard work, and spiritual mentoring, they have shown thousands of people, both young and old, what accomplishments are possible in their lives. The ranch – which is really a small western...

    Tags: Morningstar Cowboy Ranch, Wise Carpentry

  • December 31, 2018 | General

    By Jim Greatorex, Vice President, VGM Live at Home Back in Maine in 2012, I had the honor of meeting the late President George H.W. Bush in a unique way. Early that summer, we had provided the president with a lift chair through our store, Black Bear Medical – but that’s a story for another time! In late August I got a call from Invacare’s lobbyist, Cara Bachenheimer. She told me that Mal Mixon, Invacare CEO at the time, wanted to get President Bush a new...

    Tags: President George H.W. Bush

  • December 5, 2018 | General

    As I finish up my second year directing the VGM Live at Home membership group, I find myself reflecting on 2018 and looking forward to the year ahead – which made me think of a conversation I had with a new member last week. This particular member has been a contractor for many years but started doing home access jobs about four years ago. He’s now hoping by the end of next year to be completely home access based. “I have built houses and remodeled kitchens and replaced roofs,”...

  • November 6, 2018 | General, Partnerships

    EHLS, a Lifeway Mobility Company, is a family-run business that has been proudly helping Chicago-area residents stay safe at home as they age. They provide a number of home safety solutions for seniors and complete home assessments for lifts and ramps. The areas of a home that are most often assessed are the stairs, bathrooms and main entryways.  This infographic was created to highlight accessible solutions and also provide other tips that will help reduce tripping hazards....

    Tags: info, marketing, seniors