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  • July 15, 2020 | General

    VGM Live At Home strives to build a community of “Best in Class” companies to better serve the customer, and Williams Bros. Health Care Pharmacy does just that. “We’ve been in business since 1899, and it’s a great company to work for,” said Josh Elkins, department manager for the Safe Home Solutions division of Williams Bros. Health Care Pharmacy. “They care about their employees and their customers, and they provide the resources for us to do a great...

  • June 19, 2020 | General

    Greg Shepherd, owner of Ascent Mobility, entered the home modification industry six years ago after working in corporate accounting and finance for the first twenty years of his career. His experience included working with bigger companies, but he later felt that working for a smaller company would be a better fit.   “I began looking for my next move and seeing what was out there,” said Greg. “It seemed like moving to a smaller company would be a good choice.”  Greg...

  • June 19, 2020 | General

    July is here. The year is half over, and what a year it’s been! 2020 will be a year we will remember for the rest of our lives. The way we do business will be different, the way we gather as groups will be different, and we will need to form new habits. It’s been great to hear how many of you have figured out how to continue to serve your markets safely.   Many members have told me that the toughest part about the pandemic was that they, along with the Live at Home team, felt...

  • May 20, 2020 | General, Industry News

    When it comes to helping customers find the solution that best suits their needs so they can continue living at home, Jesse Kirchhoff goes above and beyond. Jesse Kirchhoff CAPS, CEAC is the owner of Handyman Solutions/The Aging in Place Store. Jesse got his start in the home modification industry after his mother became sick with cancer 11 years ago. “I realized that there was very little easy-to-find information available if you didn't know the "correct" search terms to look for,”...

  • May 14, 2020 | Education and Events, General

    Due to the risks of COVID-19, VGM Heartland Conference 2020 is going to be a little different this year—we're going virtual. But that's not the only big change. The online conference, Heartland At Home, is a member-exclusive benefit, so VGM Live at Home members can attend and earn CEUs/contact hours at absolutely no cost. “Connection and education are staples of the Heartland Conference,” stated Jim Greatorex, vice president of VGM Live at Home. “Although we...

  • April 15, 2020 | General

    Our Sincere Thanks and Thoughts and Prayers Before I get into this month’s important update, I just want to take a moment and thank all the Live at Home members for answering the call for their customers during this pandemic period. We have heard stories of members going the extra mile to help their customers be safe at home by getting the job done. We at VGM want to thank you for the service you provide and lives that you have made a big difference in with important services...

  • April 10, 2020 | General

    It is no secret that with the ever-changing climate of COVID-19, everyone is doing their best to stay healthy and safe. For home modification providers, they must follow these same guidelines while also continuing to provide quality services to their customers who rely on them to safely live in their own homes. Now, more than ever, this is especially important to the aging in place community, including Back Home Safely LLC. When Gregg Frank and his wife, Karen, decided to open their own practice...

  • March 19, 2020 | General

    Meet Daniel G. Corcoran, CEAC, CAPs, RRC, Contractor Relations/Design Specialist for Vets Access. Daniel and his brothers own and operate COR Freedom, but they also help their father run Vets Access, which specifically focuses on the VA market. Daniel answered our questions about how he got started in this industry and how their family-owned business went from starting in their parents’ home to expanding in nearly every state and serving veterans across the country. Please describe...

  • 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...