Eat at Local Food Trucks and Celebrate SimplyHome’s Second Appearance on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Asheville, N.C. – December 30, 2011

Asheville-based assistive technology company, SimplyHome returns to Extreme Makeover: Home Edition on Friday, January 6, 2012 at 8pm EST, with the Gibbs Family episode and will mark the occasion with “A SimplyHomeTown Food Truck Fundraiser.”

In the spirit of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and in celebration of their second appearance on the show, SimplyHome, is sponsoring the event to raise funds for No Place Like Home.

Formed earlier this year, No Place Like Home is a charitable partnership between SimplyHome & Eblen Charities that promotes independent living by providing assistive technology to local senior adults and people with disabilities.

Throughout the week of the show, SimplyHome will match all donations made to No Place Like Home through participating Asheville area food trucks. “A SimplyHomeTown Food Truck Fundraiser” will run from Tuesday, January 3rd through Sunday, January 8th, during lunch and dinner hours.

To learn more about No Place Like Home or to make a donation, please visit: www.eblencharities.org.

Visit the “A SimplyHomeTown Food Truck Fundraiser” website at: noplace.simply-home.com to follow the food trucks and their locations. Check in January 3rd for the exact locations of participating food trucks.

About SimplyHome

SimplyHome designs and installs wireless technology products and related care-focused services. The company is committed to promoting affordable and dignified options for independent living – specifically to aging and disabled populations nationwide. SimplyHome is known for its highly-customizable systems that are tailored to meet each customer’s specific needs.

SimplyHome products and services range from voice-activated environmental controls (as shown recently on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition), Personal Alert Systems, GPS watches, motion sensors, and stove monitors to Virtual Care Management® – SimplyHome’s model for client care.

For more information, visit: www.simply-home.com.

About Eblen Charities

Founded in 1991, Eblen Charities is a non-profit organization whose outreach extends throughout the counties of western North Carolina and through its numerous programs has helped thousands upon thousands of families each year with medical and emergency assistance.

For more information about Eblen Charities, visit: www.eblencharities.org.

###Media Only Contact:

Katherine Branch

of SimplyHome

+1-828-684-8441

Katherine.Branch@simplyhome-cmi.com

Assistive Technology Leader, SimplyHome, Establishes New Niche with Appearance on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

SimplyHome’s Products and Services, From Environmental Controls to Virtual Care Management, Provide Independence and Improved Communication to Aging and Disabled Populations.

Asheville, NC (PRWEB) December 28, 2011

Following the recent premiere of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition featuring Brian Keefer and his family,SimplyHome received an overwhelming response from paralyzed and disabled people nationwide. Though each caller’s condition varied, the message remained the same: they had never seen anything like what SimplyHome provided for Brian, or even knew it was a possibility.

SimplyHome has established a new niche in the Assistive Technology industry with an array of products and services that promote residential independence. SimplyHome’s commitment to personalized care, specifically to aging and disabled populations, led the Asheville-based company to design flexible wireless technologies. As a result individuals can make proactive choices regarding daily living activities, environmental control and personal wellness.

“All of our customers receive a personal assessment so that we can customize products that fit their specific needs,” said Jason Ray, VP of Business Development at SimplyHome. “The voice-activated cell phone, lighting, bed controls, TV, drink dispenser, and door openers – everything we provided for Brian – came directly from our assessments with him and his family.”

In addition to the environmental controls that SimplyHome can program in customers’ tablets or computers, the company offers a combination of products and services ranging from home automation and electronic aids to remote monitoring and Virtual Care Management®.

Of special interest to Extreme Makeover: Home Edition viewers was SimplyHome’s new product, the No-Buttons Headset, which offers modern Bluetooth technology while enabling the user to make calls independently. The No-Buttons headset accesses the user’s phone and its built-in voice commands without having to push any buttons; the on/off button is activated when the headset passes over a magnet. These headsets are especially helpful for people who are quadriplegic, have arthritis, ALS, cerebral palsy, or any other physical disability that makes it difficult to push a button.

“At SimplyHome, we are passionate about supporting people living independently, and we have translated that commitment to consumer care into innovative technology,“ said Allen Ray, CEO of SimplyHome.

Ray adds, “We founded this business because we care about people; technology just happened to offer us the solutions we were looking for. Our job is to listen to our customers then create systems that are individualized to their priorities and concerns. We’re about more than technology—we are committed to personalized care.”

About SimplyHome

SimplyHome designs and installs wireless technology products and related care-focused services. The company is committed to promoting affordable and dignified options for independent living – specifically to aging and disabled populations nationwide. SimplyHome is known for its highly-customizable systems that are tailored to meet each customer’s specific needs.

SimplyHome products and services range from voice-activated environmental controls (as shown recently on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition), Personal Alert Systems, GPS watches, motion sensors, and stove monitors to Virtual Care Management® – SimplyHome’s model for client care.
For more information, visit: http://www.simply-home.com.

Media Only Contact:
Katherine Branch
of SimplyHome
+1-828-684-8441
Katherine.Branch(at)simplyhome-cmi(dot)com

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SimplyHome’s Second Appearance on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Scheduled to Air Friday, January 6th

Extreme Makeover Home Edition Logo

Save The Date & Set Your DVR!

We are honored to have been asked to appear again on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and to design and install custom technology for Audrey Gibbs and her family for this special show.

In conjunction with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,

  SimplyHome invites you to tune in on

Friday, January 6th

8/7C on

  for the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Friday Night Premiere

STARRING


The Gibbs Family from Iowa

   Ty, Paulie & the EMHE Gang 

and The Staff of SimplyHome

Stay tuned for more about our latest experience with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

Last summer, SimplyHome worked with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to create a customized system of voice-activated environmental controls and additional supports for Brian Keefer and his family.
To learn more about SimplyHome  and Brian Keefer, please visit:

http://www.simply-home.com/extreme/

Rick Bahr Wins 2011 Ethics in Business Award, Individual Category

Chief Operations Officer at Innovative Services Inc., Nation’s Largest Provider of SimplyHome Technologies, Is Honored For His Work With People With Disabilities.

December 15, 2011

Rick Bahr, Chief Operations Officer of Innovative Services Inc. (ISI), is named winner of the American Foundation of Counseling Services (AFCS) 2011 Ethics in Business Awards in the individual category. Each year, the American Foundation of Counseling Services (AFCS) of Green Bay, Wisconsin acknowledges one individual, one business, and one non-profit organization for business ethics.

With the Ethics in Business Awards, the AFCS aims to raise funds for under- and uninsured people in need of mental health services, raise awareness of people and organizations in the Green Bay area who are committed to high ethical standards, and to raise awareness of the AFCS itself.

Bahr advocates for social responsibility through the appropriate use of taxpayer money by setting rates at ISI that ensure fair pay for quality services. Bahr believes that ethical behavior can be practiced every day, in business and in our personal lives.

Innovative Services Inc. provides flexible, accessible and family centered supports and services to developmentally disabled and special needs consumers in Wisconsin, and was the recipient of the Ethics in Business Award, in the business category, in 2009. As the largest provider of SimplyHome technologies in the nation, ISI utilizes assistive technology to provide cost-effective supports that promote independence for its consumers.

“The American Foundation of Counseling Services has done a wonderful job supporting ethical business practices and healthy communities in Northeast Wisconsin. I am truly honored to receive this award,” said Bahr.

About SimplyHome

SimplyHome designs and installs wireless technology products and related care-focused services. The company is committed to promoting affordable and dignified options for independent living – specifically to aging and disabled populations nationwide. SimplyHome is known for its highly customizable systems that are tailored to meet each customer’s specific needs.

SimplyHome products and services range from voice-activated environmental controls and drink dispensers (as shown recently on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition), Personal Alert Systems, GPS watches, motion sensors, and stove monitors to Virtual Care Management® – SimplyHome’s model for client care.

For more information, visit: www.simply-home.com.

###Media Only Contact:

Katherine Branch

of SimplyHome

+1-828-684-8441

Katherine.Branch@simplyhome-cmi.com

Yesterday’s Tree Donates To No Place Like Home, In Memory Of Sara Olup

A portion of the proceeds from the 5th Annual Holiday Preview Party at Yesterday’s Tree in Asheville, NC went to No Place Like Home, a new charitable partnership between Eblen Charities and SimplyHome. No Place Like Home supports independent living by providing assistive technology to local senior adults and people with disabilities.

The donation to No Place Like Home was made in memory of Sara Olup, mother of Yesterday’s Tree owner Peggy Yarborough, and received overwhelming response and support from the guests.

For more information about Yesterday’s Tree visit, www.yesterdaystreefurniture.com. And to learn more about Eblen Charities please visit their website at, www.eblencharities.org.

NEW Deleted Scenes: SimplyHome On Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

See deleted scenes from Extreme Makeover: Home Edition featuring SimplyHome. SimplyHome provided customized assistive technology for Brian Keefer that included supports like voice-activated environmental controls and a custom designed drink dispenser. To learn more about the technology featured on the show, go to www.Simply-Home.com/extreme.

Aging Well Publication Mentions SimplyHome Technology

SimplyHome was featured in the Summer 2011 publication of Aging Well magazine. The magazine took the opportunity to explain how “there are more advanced technologies that work with the same principles of a life alert system but take the concept much further.”

These types of technologies, such as the SimplyHome system, allow caregivers to track a patient online. For instance, with SimplyHome, if a caregiver is concerned a loved one may forget to turn off the stove or the lights, the use of the stove and lights can be monitored online and can even be turned off remotely by the caregiver using the Web program. It’s just one of many scenarios where technology allows a patient to have some independence while still being safely monitored. Read the full article for more details. Aging Well