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  • April 13, 2021 | Industry News, Legislative Updates

    The Longevity Revolution: Getting Good Housing Prepared for Seniors Through Legislation Allowing seniors to age in place has become even more important due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. However, homes are not necessarily built for aging adults. VGM Live at Home is working with HomesRenewed Coalition to introduce and hopefully pass legislation allowing for tax incentives that influence homeowners to update their homes in advance of a health crisis, allowing them to age in place...

  • March 24, 2021 | Industry News

    As we come to the close of the first quarter, I have a few thoughts to share and two announcements to make. Spring is in the air, and even though we are still having crazy weather, renewal that Spring brings is coming at us in many ways! Many of you have communicated that business was off in January and February and for some, including yours truly, it was somewhat surprising. Here is what we believe contributed to the lackluster results. A very distracted senior market. People over...

  • February 24, 2021 | Industry News

    From mid -October through mid-January, VGM Live at Home worked with an outside agency to measure the Google Review activity of 18 Live at Home members. We learned much about how engaged the industry is in pursuing online reviews and how it can affect business growth. Much of what we learned also translates and applies well to HME businesses.  Online Reviews: A study as how it relates to home accessibility contractors and HME companies In a former life as president...

  • February 24, 2021 | Industry News

    Originally featured in “VGM Playbook: Forecasting 2021” by VGM & Associates, Vice President of Live at Home Jim Greatorex discusses the evolution and opportunity of the home accessibility market in 2021. You can access the full playbook here. In the last three years, we have seen the beginning of the evolution of the home accessibility market. Many new entrepreneurs are entering the market, aging in place is gaining significant consumer awareness, and the global pandemic has increased...

  • February 23, 2021 | Industry News

    It seems like we just had the holidays, and now we are about to enter March. As we review the effects of 2020, we are seeing some trends come into play that will influence the home access industry. Sadly, the long-term care industry had a devastating year with many facilities being forced to close. This trend will result in more families looking for home care options and living arrangements, so our industry needs to be tuned into that new demand. Another trend to be aware of is that with the economy...

  • January 25, 2021 | Industry News

    Happy New Year Live at Home Members! We are excited about the potential this year brings to the home accessibility industry. Even though we will likely be challenged in the first quarter with COVID-related issues, we believe this year could be the turning point for the industry as a whole and our members’ businesses. There will be much more public awareness, demand for our services will grow, and the industry will evolve and mature at a greater pace. Since October, we have had on a weekly...

  • January 4, 2021 | Industry News

    This article was originally featured in HME News. VGM Live at Home has developed a select member program to help standardize the process of connecting home access companies with insurers and other organizations.  The program provides insurers and other organizations with home access companies that all provide a certain set of services and that all have at least one master certified environmental access consultant on staff. “In talking with our members – we’ve...

  • December 17, 2020 | Industry News

    Congratulations, VGM Live at Home members! We have made it to the end of what most would call the most memorable year of our lives!  Before we turn the page, let’s reflect on 2020. Besides learning how to do our jobs and perform our services differently, 2020 has been an eventful year for the home access industry. With the pandemic causing many Americans to pull their loved ones from senior-congregated housing, home access got an upturn in focus and our demand for...

  • November 17, 2020 | General, Industry News

    Hello Live At Home members and colleagues, Everyone here at VGM hopes that you and your team are doing well and staying safe and healthy as we move closer to winter. Now that a historic election is past us, we must get through this period of COVID-19 upticks for a few months before that long- awaited light at the end of tunnel comes. Through it all, the increased interest by senior Americans to live in their home will continue to foster greater demand for home accessibility services. We have some...

  • October 19, 2020 | Industry News

    We have had a month of developments as we move ahead into the fourth quarter of this unforgettable year of 2020. New Education Platform: We have added a new educational course to the CEAC program, Home Safety Specialist (HSS). This course will take the learner through the process of performing a home safety assessment. The course is designed for non-clinical professionals who want to be able to understand the whole process of how to perform a full home safety...