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  • 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...

  • September 22, 2020 | General, Industry News

    Hi VGM Live At Home members!  We certainly hope that you are staying safe and out of harm’s way as we experience some tough weather events all over the country! Add in COVID-19 and civil unrest, and the first instinct one might have is to go hide in your basement and not come out until it all stops. But wait - there is some good news! We are hearing from most of our members that business is coming back to them. Buyers are out there, and they have some pent-up needs for our services....

  • August 21, 2020 | General, Industry News

    I have always been a glass is 75% full, let’s make lemonade, optimistic type of person, likely to a fault. I believe optimism leads to better life and work outcomes, and I would rather dwell on what’s possible than on what isn’t. With that being said, let’s be honest. The last 5 months have tested even the most optimistic among us to a level that many of us would have never dreamed of back on New Year’s Day. Our “new normals”...

  • July 15, 2020 | Industry News

    Can you believe that the dog days of summer are here already? This year has brought us some serious curveballs, but it has gone by fast. Unfortunately, the pandemic is still at the forefront of how we run our businesses throughout the coming months. There has been a lot of social media posts on leadership in trying times, and now more than ever we need to have strong leadership and focus for the rest of 2020. Here are three things we can think about and act on moving forward: Refining...

  • 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,”...

  • March 17, 2020 | Industry News

    VGM Live at Home strives to build a community of “Best in Class” companies to better serve the end-user and create meaningful experiences for their customers. This month, we chatted with Martin Simenc, PE, CAPS, with Home Safety Services about their many rewarding experiences with their customers. One case in particular included building a ramp system in one week for a customer who was recently in a devastating bicycle accident. A physician and avid cyclist was struck by a vehicle...

  • December 5, 2019 | Industry News

    As I sit here on Thanksgiving Eve writing the year end review, I can’t help but think how grateful I am to work with a group of companies dedicated to helping mobility-challenged and senior families be independent and safe and in their most important place, their HOME! As you get caught up in all the challenges in running your business—either big or small—my hope is that you realize how important the work your company does is for the consumer and the community in which you live....

    Tags: 2019, Recap, Year Review

  • July 30, 2019 | Industry News

    Use coupon code: VGM15 to take 15% off a Stria News subscription. Stria is a trade media platform for people working in the longevity market. As the first publication dedicated to bringing together the most important ideas, people and news from across the aging ecosystem, they are a resource for thought leadership and connections. Stria is on a mission to provide information, experiences and content that inspire cross-sector solutions for our aging society. That's why we're...

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  • February 26, 2018 | Industry News

    By Jim Greatorex, Vice President, VGM Live at Home We had our first conference call meeting with the Home Modification Access Committee on Jan. 24, during which we discussed the big-picture purpose of the committee and how we plan to put together our agendas and address issues at both federal and state levels. One focus is on the following: Contributing to the efforts of getting HR 1780 The Senior Accessibility Act passed. Helping...

    Tags: Home Modification Access Committee

  • April 28, 2017 | Industry News, Legislative Updates

    By Collin Brecher, VGM Government Relations As an estimated 10,000 baby boomers are expected to retire per day for the next two decades, there will be an unprecedented amount of seniors (60+) wanting to stay in the comfort of their own homes. In order to do that safely and prevent debilitating falls, homes will need to be modified in order for many boomers to maintain their independence. A new bill introduced in Congress – H.R. 1780, Senior Accessible Housing Act – would give seniors...

    Tags: Home Modification