The Longevity Revolution: Help Your Patients Live at Home
on December 26, 2018
By Jim Greatorex, Vice President, VGM Live at Home
VGM Live at Home invites you to join the HomesRenewed™ Coalition.
If you’re in the home access space, you likely know that, as a nation, we’re facing a huge shortage of accessible homes as our aging population continues to grow. By 2030, the number of people over age 80 is expected to double. That’s why VGM Live at Home has been working to introduce legislation that would provide tax incentives for home owners to make their homes safe for life-long living.
Why You Should Get Involved
Even if you’re not in home access though, there’s still plenty of reason for you to get involved. This legislation stands to benefit multiple industries – home health agencies, long-term care insurance, home automation, and senior financing companies, for example.
Most of all, it benefits our clients and patients. 87 percent of those 65 and older say they want to live in their home their entire life. Legislation like this let’s them do that. And with patients living at home longer, we’ll need HMEs to provide quality home care goods and services.
Throughout 2018, VGM Live at Home collaborated with Louis Tenenbaum, long-time industry advocate for home access remodeling and a contractor from Washington, D.C. The result? Bill H.R. 1780, The Senior Accessibility Act, was introduced into Congress. Though H.R. 1780 didn’t make its way into law, a new bill will be introduced to provide tax incentives for home owners to make their homes safe for life-long living.
What You Can Do to Help
To make this future a reality, we’re going to need a strong grassroots effort, which is where you come in. You can invest in your future – and your patients’ futures – by joining the HomesRenewed Coalition. The annual cost of membership is $365. For that, you’ll have access to the membership directory, webinars, newsletters, blog posts, and other resources. It also allows everyone to take part in our grassroots campaigns with one unified voice.
The longevity revolution is here, and we need to do our part to help drive consumer awareness to our niche market that helps make lives better for those living in their homes throughout the aging process. Even if you’re not ready to join the coalition, be sure to follow us on LinkedIn to stay up to date on our legislative efforts, and be sure to let your legislators know they should support home accessibility issues.
Together we can help our clients and patients upgrade their homes so they can thrive and live where they want – in their homes and near their loved ones.
Please join VGM Live at Home in the HomesRenewed Coalition. Go to www.homesrenewedcoalition.com/join to learn more today, or contact me directly at [email protected] or 844-526-9547.
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