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MAMES Home Modification and Accessibility Committee

 

MAMES Home Modification & Accessibility Committee expands to nationwide.

MAMES to coordinate advocacy efforts for providers in home modification market.

 

Nov. 1, 2017 – MAMES (Midwest Association for Medical Equipment Services) has announced the expansion of its home modification accessibility committee to include companies throughout the nation.

 

The expansion provides HME state association members and potential members, which provide home modification solutions, the opportunity to join MAMES’ Home Modification Accessibility Committee (HMAC) to share concerns impacting their business. MAMES hopes by expanding the network throughout the nation a consistent voice will be developed to help address issues affecting businesses in the home modification accessibility (HMA) market.

 

“This is a great opportunity for our state associations to work together and develop a louder voice for businesses in HMA,” said Rose Schafhauser, Executive Director of MAMES. “By joining our HMAC, their members will benefit from networking with other HMAs that are not necessarily competition in their market. It also helps on the legislative front when states try to impose laws that restrict HMAs. We can provide tools and possibly resources to help in fighting or educating legislators on the importance of protecting the solutions our industry provides so people can live independently.”

 

Schafhauser and others on the HMAC plan to evolve the relatively new home modification market by providing educational opportunities, credentialing and advocacy. One of the HMAC’s primary focus is to move HR 1780, The Senior Housing Act, forward.

 

“It’s been nearly a year since HR 1780 was introduced into Congress and with a unified voice, through HMAC, our industry can lead the way in getting this monumental bill passed,” said Jim Greatorex, vice president of VGM Live at Home and chair of MAMES HMAC. “In the meantime, we will become more active on the state level. We are hearing from people all over the country that are having state licensing issues. HMAC will help us connect with our members so we can help address these challenges to change laws or provide other solutions so legitimate companies have the ability to provide their services to help people live independently.” 

 

If you are a member of another state or regional HME Association you are eligible to join the MAMES’ Home Modification & Accessibility Committee. MAMES also offers an Affiliate Membership that allows HME companies who do not belong to another HME association and whose business is located outside of the MAMES eight state geographical area to join MAMES for $300 a year. HMA only companies may also join under the MAMES Affiliate Membership.

 

“The home modification and aging in place industry holds many solutions to help the mature population live safely and independently at home – where the consumer wants to be,” said Greatorex. “By joining HMAC, providers will be in the loop on all industry endeavors towards this effort and be an essential part of protecting its future.”  

 

For more information about MAMES’ HMAC, contact the MAMES office at info@mames.com, call 651-351-5395, or visit the Home Modification page at www.mames.com.


Our mission is to create and maintain a high level of ethical standards for the home modification/accessibility industry through professional education, credentialing, advocacy and collaboration.

 

 

Why Experience is Important!

To achieve the desired health and safety out- come it is vitally important to hire a provider with both thproper qualifications and extensive experience in home modification projects.


M
any companies can provide accessibility equipment and remodeling services. However, these types of projects also require that providers understand:

  • The current and future needs of the user.

  • How the user interacts within the home environment.

  • Which equipment is most appropriate not only today but also possible future needs.

  • How to correctly install equipment so that it is both usable and safe.

Because everyone deserves the opportunity to live at home!



For more information on MAMES Home Modification and Accessibility please click below:



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idwest Association for Medical Equipment Suppliers


Home Modification Accessibility Providers

Iowa

Mobilis, Inc
2701 W Broadway
Council Bluffs Iowa 51501
Ph: 712-328-2288
Lee Gillespie
www.mobilismed.com

Wheelchair Dynamics, INC
913 Park Street                 3801 Gordon Drive
Sheldon, IA 51201            Sioux City, IA 51106
712-324-4575                     712-277-1369
www.wheelchairdynamics.com 
 email: tim@wheelchairdynamics.com  
 

Minnesota

Beyond Barriers Minneapolis, LLC
563 Shoreview Park Rd
Shoreview, MN  55126
Ph: 651-462-3444
Blair Ferguson
 
www.beyondbarriers.com

Handi Home Living Solutions
Matt Liljequist, Regional Business Manager
Cell: 612-508-9253, email: matt@handimedical.com
www.handihomeliving.com

Reliable Medical Supply, Inc.
9401 Winnetka Avenue N.
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota 55445
Ph: 763-255-3803
Jackie Semrad
www.reliamed.com


Nebraska

Kohll's Pharmacy & Homecare
12759 Q Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68701
Ph: 402-408-1900

David Kohll
Learn More about our MODSquad

www.kohlls.com


North Dakota

 Great Plains Rehabilitation Services
1212 East Main Avenue
Bismarck, North Dakota
Ph: 701-530-4000
Greg Lord
www.st.alexius.org/services/medical-equipment/home-and-vehicle-accessibility




 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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