If you're buying a wheelchair or scooter, it's 99 percent likely that you will need a ramp or lift, whether to get into your home, to accommodate a step down into a room, or even to transition across... Read more >
HME manufacturers offer a wide variety of lifts and transfer devices. Clients often pay for these products out of pocket, although some lifts and transfer devices are reimbursable through Medicare... Read more >
It is well known that most seniors and individuals with disabilities, if given the choice, would rather reside at home than in an institutional setting. Maintaining an involvement with their... Read more >
The mobility benefits of power chairs and scooters only get the user so far. Users also need another element of mobility, which is the ability to move beyond the home—and to take their power chair or... Read more >
Though much focus has been placed on safety in the home and eliminating falls, there has still been an increase of accidental deaths caused by falls. According to a Columbia University study, the... Read more >
Demographic studies, white papers, statistics, graphs and charts—we’ve seen them, heard them and even presented them to audiences of HME providers just like you. The undisputed fact is that the need... Read more >
It’s a no-brainer. If you’re buying a wheelchair or scooter, it’s 99 percent likely that you will need a ramp or lift, whether to get into your home, to accommodate a step down into a room, or even... Read more >
During a recent wintry blast in my hometown, I observed many cars that simply couldn’t make it up the hill to my neighborhood. One car in particular tried and tried to get up the hill and kept... Read more >
The HME market is currently filled with buzz words such as “aging in place,” “baby boomer” and “home accessibility,” but these terms are surrounded by much ambiguity on their specific relevance to... Read more >
LEWISBERRY, Pa. (Nov. 8, 2013)—Butler Mobility's new Vertical Platform Wheelchair Lifts are a safe and economical solution to make any home accessible. Indoor or outdoor, the Butler Mobility Vertical... Read more >
The coming wave of Baby Boomer customers—many with extra buying power—offers an element of optimism to the vehicle lift market. Research shows that Boomers, as a group, tend to want to be... Read more >
As Round 2 of competitive bidding continues to cast a shadow of uncertainty over several types of HME, the product category of lifts and ramps remains an increasingly tempting option. Blissfully... Read more >
The aging Baby Boomer population is advancing the market for patient lift products, as are the cost advantages of home care versus institutionalized care. Gordon Harmon, senior director of the Home... Read more >
Even as they age, Baby Boomers maintain their influence. Above all, they are accustomed to independence, so remaining at home is essential despite aging and health challenges. Even younger Boomers... Read more >
The invasive tentacles of competitive bidding do not stretch to the realm of vehicle lifts, but that doesn’t mean the effects of the reviled government program are not being felt. In fact,... Read more >