ASHEVILLE, N.C., July 4, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It happened so quickly. SimplyHome, a company that provides wireless technologies so physically and intellectually disabled people may live independently and that seniors may age in place, got called to help for an Extreme Makeover: Home Edition project to air during the ninth season of this Emmy award-winning reality program.
“We got the call and hit the road,” says Allen Ray, CEO SimplyHome. “It’s been a whirlwind.”
The home makeover is being done for the Keefer family of York, PA. In 2008, Brian Keefer, a star athlete and college sophomore, had a gymnastics accident that left him paralyzed from the neck down. Brian’s family pulled together and his dad, Steve, retired early from the military to help his son with the activities of daily living.
And good things come to those who wait…this past Father’s Day, the Keefers awoke to the sound of a bullhorn, “Keefer family out.”
Along with hundreds of area volunteer workers and businesses, SimplyHome will work to install systems for independent living that will make life easier, simpler and more independent for all.
“The remodeled home will give Brian adult independence as he ages and begins a new family of his own as well as proximity to us so we may care for him as needed,” explains Steve.
Ray says that, “As I reflect on all of our original ideas, how things have grown and how we utilize technology in support of the human side of our business, it makes me so proud that we’ve been asked to be a part of a show watched by more than 10 million people.”
Located in Asheville, NC, SimplyHome designs and installs wireless technology products to promote independent living. Aging in place and helping people with disabilities to live independently is the business’s core focus. SimplyHome’s support systems are individually tailored to meet specific needs and to assist care providers.
About Extreme Makeover: Home Edition:
The Emmy award-winning reality program, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, now entering its ninth season, is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It’s executive-produced by Brady Connell and George Verschoor. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. The show airs Sundays from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. ET on ABC,
Kristen Suttles of SimplyHome, +1-828-684-8441.