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Aging in Place
Services for Seniors

Giving seniors the independence to stay in their homes longer.

Most seniors prefer to live at home, or age in place, as they grow older. But as we age, day-to-day activities like to-do list chores and home maintenance become increasingly challenging and unsafe. As a result, many seniors lose their independence.

Our home modifications and home maintenance services for seniors help elderly relatives stay in their homes longer. They get to retain their independence, and you get the peace of mind knowing they are safe.

Services available:
  • Switch and outlet access modifications
  • Zero entrance tub and shower installations
  • Handrail installation and removal
  • Doorknob replacements
  • Doorway widening
  • Fixing walkways or entrances to your home
  • Keyless entry systems
  • Wheelchair ramp installation and removal

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We operate in many different locations across the US

STEP ONE

Certified Senior Home Safety Assessment

Aging in place starts with the home. With TruBlue’s 75-point senior home safety assessment, you can reduce fall risks and make it easier to continue living at home. The assessment is performed by a Certified- Senior Home Safety Specialist. Learn more about TruBlue’s commitment to home safety modifications for seniors.

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STEP TWO

Senior Home Safety Modifications

When a loved one makes the decision to age in place, their home should be updated to ensure their safety and comfort. Aging in place home modifications may feel overwhelming, but with help, they can provide peace of mind that your loved ones are safe.

Home Safety Modifications
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STEP THREE

Ongoing Home Maintenance for Seniors

For seniors wishing to age in place, TruBlue Total House Care provides help around the house, both inside and out. Home maintenance for seniors includes ongoing services such as cleaning, handyman repairs and yard maintenance, seasonal chores like raking leaves and hanging holiday lights, plus so much more.

Learn more about how we help seniors age in place with House Care Plus for Seniors.

House Care Plus for Seniors
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Our Tru-Pro (TM) home technicians can handle all of your local handyman needs, from toilet repairs to paint touch-ups, gutter cleaning, and so much more.

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House Care Plus

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Handyman repairs, yard maintenance, and to-do list chores like raking leaves and hanging holiday lights - we provide home maintenance services for seniors that lets them live safely in their homes longer.

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Deck Building & Repairs

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TruBlue's trusted team of professional carpenters can handle any of your deck, patio, or porch needs, whether you're building something new or repairing something already there. We offer board and railing replacement, staining, painting, power-washing and much more.

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Yard Work and Landscaping

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Whether you need help pulling those unsightly weeds and planting flowers, installing a fence, or staining your deck, TruBlue can help.

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House Cleaning

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From vacuuming and dusting, to cleaning windows and everything in between, our local house cleaning services are here to help. Single service and monthly plans that fit your busy life.

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Seasonal Work

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From mulching flower beds in Spring to raking leaves in Fall, our trained staff can help with your all season home maintenance, year round.

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Real Estate

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Increase curb appeal with property cleaning and maintenance for real estate properties. Open house cleaning, yard maintenance, apartment cleaning and repairs, and more.

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Commercial Property

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Property maintenance, cleaning, and accessibility improvements for businesses. Retail, office, assisted living centers and more.

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Kitchen & Bathroom

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Let us help with a new complete kitchen or bathroom remodel. Our kitchen and bathroom remodeling experts can give you an updated look that you have been wanting.

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Senior Home Safety Assessment

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Preparing a home for an elderly family member is a big responsibility. We take the weight off your shoulders by providing comprehensive home safety for your aging-in-place loved ones.

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Senior Home Safety Modifications

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TruBlue’s experienced home technicians work with you to create a custom senior home modification plan that makes the home more accessible and reduces falling hazards for your aging loved one.

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House Care Plus for Seniors

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From deep cleaning, handyman repairs and yard maintenance, to seasonal chores like raking leaves and hanging holiday lights - we provide home maintenance services for seniors that lets them enjoy their homes longer.

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Fall Prevention Tips

Fall Prevention Tips

October 5, 2022
Earlier last month, it was Falls Prevention Awareness Week. This week takes place each September, starting on the first day of fall, but fall prevention is important all year long. According to the CDC, every 20 minutes an elderly adult dies from a fall in the United States, with many more injured. Falls are the leading cause of injury and death among individuals over 65. Luckily, falls are something that are preventable. We've come up with various tips and tricks to avoid falls inside and outside of your home. Clear your walkways of wires and other tripping hazards. It’s no surprise that we often trip over something. Wires, toys, uneven flooring, shoes, the list goes on. To eliminate the chances of tripping over an object, ensure that everything is picked up and out of the way. Wires can be managed by cable ties, and if they have to be run across the floor, you can tape them down so your feet can’t catch the wire underneath. Toys should be placed in a designated area, such as a toy bin or storage cube. Shoes can go on a shoe rack and stay out of the way. When it comes to uneven flooring, you might not consider the edge of area rugs. To avoid this hazard, you should secure the rug to your flooring with carpet tape. If the carpet in your home is uneven, consider hiring a professional carpet crew to re-stretch and secure your carpet and make it flat once again. Doing this can make areas in your home safer where there might not be a wall or furniture to help keep you upright if you were caught unawares. It’s no secret that where there’s water, there are slippery floors and a higher chance of falling. Add non-slip bath mats to your bathroom to make a safer transition between your shower and your floor. Showers and tubs are not only dangerous to exit, but also to bathe in. If room allows, add a shower chair and a handheld showerhead to aim water where it’s needed when sitting. If there’s no space, add a non-slip mat to the bottom of your tub for more grip when standing and moving in the shower. One other tip for avoiding slips in the bathroom is to clean your tub often. Soap scum and lime can build up over time from the runoff of your soaps and shower products. The runoff created coats the tub and quickly becomes a slippery surface. For more stability in the shower, you can add grab bars to help stabilize yourself when entering and exiting the tub. For more bathroom tips and tricks, read THIS BLOG. When you think of falling, you often think of falling up or down the stairs. To make your staircase safer, ensure that you have two handrails on either side of the stairway. The next thing to do with stairs is to make sure that the stair surface is even and grippy. If you have smooth wooden stairs, consider adding a stair runner or individual stair carpet grips. The extra texture can help prevent slips, especially if you tend to wear socks around your house. If you can’t reliably get up and down the stairs, invest in a stair chair lift. The lifts are often rated for up to 350 lbs. and can be the difference between a safe trip down the stairs and a trip to the ER. The last thing for stair safety is to avoid carrying anything up and down the stairs that leaves both hands unable to use the railings. The last thing that you can do to help prevent nasty falls is to take a look at your lighting. If you can’t see where you’re headed, you’re more prone to falling. Install nightlights between your bed and the bathroom if you often get up in the middle of the night. For the outdoors, install motion lighting so you’re never caught unawares in the dark. Make sure that your stairs and hallways are well lit in both the daytime and at night. Falls are responsible for over 800,000 injuries and 32,000 deaths each year. And it’s important to avoid and prevent situations where falls are likely. Don’t go up ladders without spotters. Hold on to railings when going up or down stairs. Look at where you’re walking to avoid a potential trip hazard, such as wires or slippery surfaces like a water spill. If you or a loved one needs help identifying and preventing the potential safety hazards in your home, TruBlue offers a Home Safety Assessment. A certified technician will review all the rooms in your home and come up with an extensive list of hazards and solutions to minimize the dangers of the home. This type of maintenance can often let people age-in-place for longer. Find your local TruBlue today!
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TruBlue Total House Care forms partnership with Comfort Keepers is an in-home care company that gives seniors and adults the ability to continue to live independently, regardless of any chronic conditions, mobility limitations or any other age related limiters. Comfort Keepers has over 650 locations that operate in 12 different countries providing service to those in need with the goal of providing their clients with the highest quality of life that is achievable. Through this partnership, TruBlue has become the preferred provider of handyman services and senior home modifications for Comfort Keepers Nationwide. Just like TruBlue, Comfort Keepers franchisees are also independently owned and operated. This allows the two companies' franchisee owners to network in their markets and create a strong referral partnership together. “The booming senior care industry faces many challenges centered around ensuring the home is safe and well-maintained,” said Fitzgerald. “Senior care companies provide a much-needed service, but it is focused on the individual, and they understand that we provide an equally-needed service focused on the home environment. Now, as we continue to grow, our alliance with Comfort Keepers will help educate families and seniors on how to age in place successfully, especially as both companies become a greater advocate for aging seniors.” Read about the full partnership here: TruBlue Total House Care Announces Strategic Partnership with Comfort Keepers to Help Seniors Age in Place Safely
TruBlue Total House Care Announces Carrie Coumbs as New Senior Strategic Advisor
The senior care veteran, whose career mission has been about trying to perfect the space of aging, brings over two decades of experience in all areas of the industry, from elder law to home health. TruBlue Total House Care, the franchise that provides subscription-based home maintenance and handyman services for seniors and families, looks to become an integral part of helping people live in worry-free homes. Now, with the senior population growing and the demand for home services skyrocketing post-COVID, TruBlue Total House Care is continuing to recruit qualified professionals onto the leadership team to help steer the brand in the right direction. The most recent addition, in a consultative role, is Carrie Coumbs, TruBlue’s new Senior Strategic Advisor. Coumbs brings an extensive and impressive background in the senior care space. For the last two decades, she has been a specialist in all areas of aging, working for some of the largest organizations within the senior care continuum. “My entire career has really been about trying to perfect the space of aging,” said Coumbs. “It is through that mission that I started to embrace connections with peripheral market supporters, whether it be rideshare companies, meal companies or, in the case of TruBlue, handyman companies. As a strategist in aging, it isn’t about what I can do, but about how I can make connections within the industry to better serve seniors.” Within the past year, Coumbs was able to connect TruBlue with The Helper Bees, bringing forth another strategic partnership in the Medicare Advantage space. That connection stuck with the TruBlue leadership and made Coumbs a “first call” when looking to add to the growth strategy ahead. “Sean Fitzgerald, the founder of TruBlue, reached out to me and asked if I knew anyone who would be interested in helping make the TruBlue brand more integral to the space of aging,” said Coumbs. “I said, ‘yes, tell me more, this really intrigues me personally.’” Right away, Coumbs says she could tell TruBlue was on the cutting-edge of an important change in the senior care industry. “The idea of home modification is not new; it is just new to aging,” she said. “It has been around for decades — childproofing the home, for example. When you are expecting a new child, you go through your home and try to make it a safer place for that child's development. Now, we are flipping it on its head and saying: how about all those aging seniors who need a safe and comfortable space? That is where TruBlue shines, as an opportunity not only for the franchisee that looks to serve this amazing generation but also an answer to all of the seniors worried about what is next for them.” Coumbs officially joined the TruBlue team as a Senior Strategic Advisor, in a consultative role, in July 2022 and says, moving forward, her mission with the company is three-tiered. “First, the majority of my skill-set is within post-acute care strategy and collaboration, engaging in new partnerships with senior care industry providers,” said Coumbs. “There are several providers that would benefit from partnering with TruBlue. TruBlue has been partnering with several senior care providers recently, and I want to continue that momentum, as well as bring forth new opportunities in the payer space, within seniors housing and much more.” Second, Coumbs says she hopes to ultimately support the TruBlue franchisees in areas that may have been obstacles previously. “From the very core, I too am an entrepreneur — I love the idea of franchise owners being in business for themselves while in the service of others,” she said. “Additionally, to have that entrepreneurial spirit wrapped around the space of aging just brings a smile to my face.” Lastly, Coumbs says she hopes to develop a better understanding of TruBlue’s core clientele and collect data that supports the plan for aging in place. “The beauty of TruBlue is that it recognizes that the senior has a vision for what they want: improving the home and making it supportive to aging in place, ultimately allowing for a better living experience.” Now, as awareness around the importance of aging in place continues to increase, TruBlue is set for massive growth. Since the start of 2022, TruBlue has added 10 new franchise locations, keeping the brand on pace to reach its goal of 100-plus locations by year’s end. Coumbs says she is excited to support the team and will help with additional expansion in every way possible. “I saw that TruBlue recently signed a franchise owner in the Gig Harbor, Washington market, which is where I have aging family members,” said Coumbs. “I can’t wait to put them to work for my family. As a busy professional in the space of aging, it is so great to know that they are just a phone call away and that my loved ones will be taken care of. If there are entrepreneurs on the fence, I would say: this is one of the most important franchise growth decisions out there right now. This is going to change the landscape of aging as we embrace seniors in their existing homes and help them stay there longer. I am excited to see what the future holds.” The initial investment to start a TruBlue Total House Care ranges from $65,000 to $91,000, and interested owners can visit www.trubluefranchise.com to learn more about franchise opportunities.

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