SALEM, VA.—July 19, 2010
New portable, modular medical home encourages family-managed care as alternative to long-term care facilities
The first prototype of the MedCottage was unveiled today – a portable, modular medical home designed to make it possible for families to take care of loved ones on their property as an alternative to long-term care facilities.
The 12-by-24-foot MedCottage (www.medcottage.com), loaded with technology and amenities for the health, comfort and safety of the elderly or those recovering from illness or injury, was developed as an alternative model for healthcare as 78 million baby boomers prepare for their senior years – potentially straining nursing homes and government-funded healthcare programs.
Read the entire story about MedCottage from the MedCottage Website.
SANTA MONICA, CA.—July, 2009
Sunday, May 31, 2009, will live in the hearts and minds of everyone
whose tears of joy followed 5-year-old Alexzander Prado’s
amazing feat at the Southern California Abilities Expo (www.abilitiesexpo.com)
in the Anaheim Convention Center. This was the day that a triumphant
little boy overcame his congenital cerebral palsy to walk hands-free
for the very first time. It was also the day that two strangers,
so touched by what they saw, bought Alexzander the miracle walker
that will change his life forever.
ALPHARETTA, Ga.—November 10, 2008—The
29th annual Medtrade Conference and Expo held October 27 –
30 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta revealed that
home medical equipment providers across the country are dedicated
to finding creative solutions that enhance the lives of their
patients and the success of their businesses. The home medical
equipment industry’s leading event, produced by Nielsen
Business Media, was attended by HME providers, home health care
professionals, and leading manufacturers of home health care products
entire article. (PDF)
Callaway, Virginia, USA, August 20, 2008 –
SleepSafe Beds, LLC, manufacturer of “The Safety Bed”
for individuals with special needs, has been named to Inc. Magazine's
list of the 5,000 fastest-growing, private companies in America
for 2008, the publication reported in September.
SleepSafe Beds, LLC ranked as No. 1,277 on the
Inc. 5,000 list, which measures companies by revenue growth from
2004 to 2007. Additionally, in the same publication they were
ranked as No. 50 in the Top 100 Health Companies.
"SleepSafe Beds is proud to be included in
the Inc. 5,000 list of the fastest-growing, private companies
in America," said Gregg Weinschreider, President of SleepSafe
Beds. "This honor reflects the innovation of SleepSafe Beds
and the tremendous growth that it has enabled us to achieve."
"As a manufacturer, we are especially pleased
to be included on this list," added SleepSafe Beds CEO Joe
Hallock. "While many US companies today are moving manufacturing
offshore, we continue to manufacture world-class products right
here in Callaway, Virginia.”
“We have carved our niche in the medical
and safety bed industry through our dedication to those with special
needs. We listen to our customers and continuously strive to provide
them with the highest quality products and customer support,”
said Sue Plaisance, Director of Sales and Marketing.
Historically the Inc. list has included 500 companies,
but this year it has expanded to include 4,500 more dynamic businesses.
The top 500 appeared in the September 2008 issue of Inc., while
all 5,000 have been featured on Inc.com. In September, all were
recognized at the 2008 Inc. 500 conference in Washington, DC.
‘Wood guys’ make a ‘hospital
bed’ using high and
low-tech that is a whole lot more appealing than
anything in a hospital.
By Keith Ferrell | Published May 19, 2008
Blue Ridge Business Journal
The furniture facility filled with state-of-the art, computer
driven, laser-cutting machines stands beside the Blackwater River
in Callaway, high in the Franklin County hills. The facility’s
spacious—and expanding— interior carries the scent
of freshly milled oak, maple, cherry—and of freshly made
espresso and, midday, of gourmet meals prepared for the staff
of seven. Welcome to SleepSafe Beds. Relocated to Franklin County
three years ago from upstate New York, the company’s founders—CEO
Gregg Weinschreider and President Joe Hallock—were drawn
to rural Virginia by, among other things, its similarity to their
“It reminds us of where we used to live,”
Hallock says. “Except it doesn’t snow as much. There’s
a good pool
of employees here from the furniture industry, and the cost of
doing business is considerably less than New York state.”
The company was started in 2001 with the goal of creating and
manufacturing safer—and more aesthetically appealing—
beds for special needs patients such as children with cerebral
palsy, adults with loss of muscular control, and other conditions
that can restrict patients to bed for up to 23 hours a day. The
loss of motor control can often result in constant stress on the
bed and, of course, the potential for harm to the patient. SleepSafe’s
founders sought to overcome both problems with their product."
An episode about the makeover of the Latif family
home ran Sunday evening, March 30, 2008. One of the family members
had special needs. A SleepSafe Bed was placed for the child in
the makeover! Extreme
Makeover Home Edition Website.