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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 housekeeping 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.

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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.

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Love it or hate it, fall is here! As we say farewell to the warmth and fun of summer, it’s time to get excited about falling leaves, sweatshirts, campfires and all things autumn. For you, that might mean packing away the white shoes and digging out your boots, but what does it mean for your home? Here are five ways you can prepare for late fall and winter. Top Down: Fall is a wonderful time to inspect your roof, clean your gutters, check your downspouts and make sure your home is ready for wetter, cooler temperatures, including ice and snow. Although some of this you can do yourself, consider bringing in a company like TruBlue to help. Standing on a ladder while trying to mitigate any gunk you might find is dangerous work. Plus, if a repair needs to be made, we can help. Prepare for the Cold: Colder temperatures always seem to sneak up on us and there’s nothing like trying to get your furnace repaired on the coldest day of the year. Before that cold snap, have your furnace or heating system inspected and, if you use a fireplace, have your chimney cleaned and inspected.This is also a great time to test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and replace your filters. Keep out the Draft: Sealing your doors and windows is a pretty simple process that can make a big difference when it comes to keeping in the heat – and keeping out the cold. Now is a great time to check – and possibly replace – the weather stripping and caulking around your windows and doors. If you have older windows, fall is a great time to insulate them. Bottom Up: Foundations are especially susceptible to water in the winter because of the way ice expands. If you have cracks in your foundation, fall is a great time to take stock of the situation, even if you can’t make repairs right now. While we’re talking about the bottom of your home, now is also a good time to insulate pipes that might be prone to freezing, shut down your outdoor water access and check for leaks that could become skating rinks in the dead of winter. Safety First: We could go on forever about ways to protect your home from the impending cold, but we’ll close out this blog with a quick reminder about home safety. Winter is prime time for falls, especially outside with the ice. Make sure your handrails are sturdy and accessible and that you have non-slip material right inside your doors. No one wants to come in with snowy shoes just to skid across the entryway. Whether you need help with a few of these projects or you’re ready to take seasonal maintenance (https://trubluehousecare.com/services/seasonal-work) off your list entirely, TruBlue can help. Find your local technician at https://trubluehousecare.com .
We’ve all fallen over what seemed like nothing – a sock on the steps, a puddle on the porch, even our own two feet. But as we get older, those falls are apt to cause more than a sprained ankle or a sore back. In fact, according to the National Council on Aging, one in four adults over the age of 65 falls every year and, of those falls, 20 percent cause serious injuries. To make matters worse, 90 percent of those falls happen at home. Let’s face it, we don’t all heal as quickly as we used to, so preventing those falls is all the more critical as we age. As September is Fall Prevention Awareness Month, we wanted to share four ways you can make your home – or your loved one’s home – safer. Handrails and Grab Bars: This is easily the most obvious way to prevent falls around your home. If you have stairs, even just a couple in the garage, make sure you have sturdy handrails to hold onto, whether it’s for regular use or in case you slip. In the bathroom, have a professional like TruBlue install grab bars in the shower and next to the toilet. It’s not all about pulling yourself up – although that’s nice too. It’s about having something to catch when you need it, especially when you’re surrounded by slippery surfaces. Trip Hazards: Socks. Electrical Cords. Shoes. Pets. Rugs… Our houses are FULL of trip hazards and, especially when you’ve lived in a house for a while, they are easy to miss. It’s time to take a step back and find ways to minimize those hazards. Could you rearrange your lights or install ceiling lights? Can you secure your rug to the floor? Do you need maid services (we can help!)? It might seem obvious, but the smallest things can be the biggest issues when you’re not paying attention. Slippery Surfaces: This one is obvious in the bathroom, but slipping can happen anywhere. Bring in a wet umbrella? Let out your pet after it rained? Get a little messy doing the dishes? Have a few splatters while cooking? Bump the cat bowl? There are a million ways to have a slippery floor, so the best course of action is prevention! Your local TruBlue technician can help you find ways to make those areas less of an issue with non-slip solutions. Rearrange Your Home: Before moving your light switches and lowering your cabinets – both of which are great options for seniors aging in place – take a broader look around your home. Is your furniture arranged in a way that serves you best? Think about things like putting your bed near the light switch so you don’t need to walk across the room in the dark or moving your coffee table so you don’t bump into it for the thousandth time. Sometimes the solutions are easy! If you’re ready to take on some of these projects, consider letting TruBlue Total House Care help you with a Senior Home Safety Assessment. Learn about our Aging in Place programs here: https://trubluehousecare.com/services/aging-in-place.
It’s hard to accept that there are projects we can’t – or shouldn’t – be doing anymore. It’s not that we can’t climb a ladder, but the fall will hurt a heck of a lot more now than it did when we were 25. In fact, one in four adults over the age of 65 falls every year and, of those falls, 20 percent cause serious injuries. While not every fall is preventable, 90 percent of falls happen in the home and many of those can be prevented (National Council on Aging). So what projects have you, your parents, your grandparents, your neighbors or the other older adults in your life been doing that they should be asking for help with or passing onto a company like TruBlue? Here’s our list of the top five projects older adults need help with the most: Replacing Lighting: From swapping out bulbs to installing new light fixtures, dealing with ceiling lights can be especially dangerous for anyone, but especially seniors. Not only does changing a light require you to be on a ladder looking up, which can make anyone dizzy, but you’re also doing the work in low light. While this is a project you’ll want to a call a professional to help with, it’s a great idea to upgrade the lighting to help you avoid trips or falls in the future. Cleaning the Blinds: This might seem like an easy task, but if you’ve ever tried deep-cleaning blinds, you know there’s much more to the task than breaking out the duster. Removing the blinds, which can be surprisingly heavy and unwieldy, can be tough on its own, but cleaning them while bent over the bathtub and reinstalling them is a job best left for a professional. Changing Out Faucets: When we’re older, turn-knob faucets can be challenging to use. While single-handle lift faucets are preferably in the bathroom and the kitchen, this is one of those easier-20-years-ago projects we all hate to talk about. Swapping out a faucet is technically not a challenging job, but crawling under the sink, dealing with wet floors and getting the fasteners tight are all part of the gig, which makes this a project a senior shouldn’t tackle alone. Installing Grab Bars: No one wants to consider grab bars until we need grab bars and, let’s face it, that conversation with ourselves might come a little too late. Mounting grab bars in the bathroom can be especially challenging depending on the design of your shower, the tile on the walls and more. Before you start installing those bars hoping you have the stud – and not any electrical or plumbing equipment – call a professional. Plus… how do you test grab bars? Do you want to be pulling on those if you’re not sure they’re installed properly? Your local TruBlue technician would be happy to help. Cleaning the Gutters: Much like replacing lighting, cleaning the gutters is one of those annoying projects you might have always done, but it’s time to hand to someone else. Climbing on ladders, reaching above your head, dealing with slippery leaves, not having something staple to hang onto if you slip… it’s a hazardous situation TruBlue can easily help you through. Setting Up Smart Home Technology: Security systems. Medical alert systems. Remote monitoring systems. Smart home technology is a major part of helping seniors age in place, but you can only trust these systems to work in an emergency if they are installed properly. Call a professional to make sure your investment in your peace of mind isn’t wasted. This is a good idea for seniors, but a professional installation can be a major benefit for anyone looking to add Smart Home Technology.

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