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  • 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

  • October 30, 2017 | General

      By Jim Greatorex, Vice President of VGM Live at Home Since January, we have been analyzing the AHIA program at VGM. We started by looking at the value we bring to members today and how we can enhance it. We also looked at the industry opportunities and how together as members and vendor partners, we can evolve the industry in a way that meets the increased demand and promotes prosperity. We decided in order to do that, AHIA needed an...

    Tags: AHIA, VGM Live At Home