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  • 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

  • September 5, 2018 | General

    My name is Chris Moore. I am the Director of Education for the Western and Central Virginia Aging in Place Council. I have been involved in construction in one form or another for thirty years and have owned my contracting business for fifteen. I have been actively involved in promoting Aging in Place issues for about eight years. I am passionate about people having the right, the availability, and the resources to remain in the home of their choice throughout the course of their lives. I don’t...

  • July 31, 2018 | Education and Events, General

    By Louis Tenenbaum This article originally appeared on www.homesrenewed.org. I‘ve been promoting Aging in Place for years, mostly because it just makes sense.  Sometimes people say my work has been ahead of the curve. I never thought it would take so long to see shifts, pushing me to study the barriers to change.  A recent conversation helped me recognize three biases that are strong barriers to seeing home as the natural and expected place for aging and care. 1. Bias...

    Tags: Aging in Place, Louis Tenenbaum

  • June 6, 2018 | General, Product and Service Solutions

    Why Pilot? The Pilot Aviator is one of the easiest lifts on the market to install. It can easily be installed with one technician within an hour, saving you time and money! Don't believe us? To see for yourself or to become a certified technician, please come to our training session at Heartland Conference, Wednesday, June 20! In the meantime, click here to learn more about the Pilot Aviator.  

    Tags: easiest lifts, Lifts

  • May 4, 2018 | General, Partnerships

    By Chuck Williams, Executive Vice President, HME Operations, Williams Bros. Health Care Pharmacy, Washington, Ind. In June of 2014, we visited VGM’s Heartland Conference where they offered classes in C.E.A.C. certification and several classes led by Bill Stelzer on home modifications. I returned to my home base and convinced our ownership to begin investing in this “new” aging-in-place strategy. We began searching for a building contractor to bring on board to begin remodeling...

    Tags: Home Modifications

  • April 3, 2018 | General, Product and Service Solutions

    By Thom Disch The most recent statistics available from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) show that both injuries and deaths from falls are at record high levels. Injuries from falls continue to be the number one cause of emergency room visits, and deaths from falls have moved to the 14th leading cause of death in the USA.  Even with these startling statistics, most Americans don’t take the fall problem seriously. Whenever I talk with people about this chronic fall...

    Tags: falls