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Home mods providers now have nat’l org

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12/29/2017

DULUTH, Minn. – In another nod that it’s a specialized but growing market, the Midwest Association for Medical Equipment Services has opened up its Home Modification Accessibility Committee to providers nationwide.

Specialization pays off for ISS

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12/29/2017

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Exhibit space for the upcoming International Seating Symposium is such a hot commodity that there are 40-plus companies on a waiting list.

VGM Live at Home thinks big

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12/15/2017

WATERLOO, Iowa – As the newly rebranded VGM Live at Home, Jim Greatorex envisions the group’s provider members helping seniors with everything from stair lifts to smart sensors.

All eyes on House bill for manual accessories

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11/22/2017

WASHINGTON – With the clock ticking on 2017, stakeholders have zeroed in on increasing the number of co-sponsors for a bill in the House of Representatives that would protect accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs.

Madeline Delp on ‘living life harder’ in a wheelchair

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11/21/2017

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Madeline Delp, 2017 Ms. Wheelchair USA, has been known to speak at a state HME association meeting and have lunch with stakeholders like AAHomecare’s Laura Williard.

UPitt’s Dr. Cooper wins ‘Oscar’ of gov’t service

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11/21/2017

WASHINGTON – Dr. Rory Cooper has a long list of credentials and achievements, but what he’s looking forward to most about his most recent award is the platform it provides for talking about people with disabilities.

Buy the book: Therapists publish guide

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11/21/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine – There’s a new Bible on seating and mobility.

AAH council spells it out

New white paper highlights importance of both complex rehab, standard mobility
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11/17/2017

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare’s Complex Rehab and Mobility Council this month published a short white paper that outlines the differences between complex rehab and standard mobility products in grids and photos.

Researchers add ‘teeth’ to standards for wheelchairs

‘We want to translate standards into strategies and techniques for selecting products based on performance’
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11/10/2017

PITTSBURGH – Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have secured a nearly $5 million grant to continue their work developing standards to improve product quality and safety for wheelchairs.

NRRTS updates website

Enhancements include list of case studies, online renewals
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10/27/2017

LUBBOCK, Texas – NRRTS has a new mobile-friendly website that’s easier to navigate and, well, plain easier on the eyes, says Executive Director Weesie Walker.

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