Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

   Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934

       Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): August 2, 2004

                              INVACARE CORPORATION
             (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

                 (State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)

            0-12938                                  95-2680965
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     (Commission File No.)                (IRS Employer Identification No.)

               One Invacare Way, P.O. Box 4028, Elyria, Ohio 44036
                    (Address of Principal Executive Offices)

                                 (440) 329-6000
              (Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)


Item 5.  Other Events and Regulation FD Disclosure.

          Invacare Corporation (NYSE: IVC) announced today, August 2, 2004, that
          the Company  has signed a  definitive  agreement  to purchase WP Domus
          GmbH ("Domus") for 190 million euros or approximately  $230 million at
          recent exchange rates. A European-based holding company, Domus designs
          and  manufactures  several  complementary  product lines to Invacare's
          existing product lines,  including power add-on  products,  bath lifts
          and walking aids. Domus currently has three divisions,  Alber, Aquatec
          and  Dolomite,  which are  operated  on an  independent  basis and are
          branded separately.  The definitive agreement is subject to German and
          Norwegian  regulatory  approvals,  which are  expected  to be received
          within 120 days, and other customary conditions.  Domus is forecast to
          have sales in 2004 of  approximately  96 million euros or $116 million
          at recent exchange rates.

          The three Domus companies are expected to be operated as independently
          run units of  Invacare  under  each of the units'  current  management
          teams.  In markets where Alber,  Aquatec or Dolomite do not have their
          own direct  sales  forces,  Invacare's  sales  forces are  expected to
          provide opportunities to expand sales for such units.

          The acquisition of Domus should add between 25-30 cents to earnings in
          2005. In the remainder of 2004, the acquisition  should be immediately
          accretive.  However,  due to the timing of  regulatory  approval,  the
          company expects minimal  addition to EPS in 2004. It is estimated that
          the acquisition  will take the Company's  debt-to-total-capitalization
          to approximately 40%.

          A copy of the issued press release is attached as Exhbit 99.1.

Item 7.  Financial Statements and Exhibits

          Exhibit 99.1 - press release, dated August 2, 2004.


     Pursuant to the  requirements  of the Securities  Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant  has duly  caused  this  report  to be  signed  on its  behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                        Invacare Corporation

                                        By: /s/ Gregory C. Thompson
                                        Gregory C. Thompson
                                        Senior Vice President and
                                        Chief Financial Officer

Date:  August 2, 2004