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House Care Plus for Seniors
Aging in Place

Your Home, Our Responsibility

A home is full of memories. It represents freedom, safety and comfort. But as we age, cleaning and maintenance tasks around the house become more difficult and more likely to be neglected. For seniors, this is not only frustrating, but it can lead to fall hazards and injury.

TruBlue Total House Care for Seniors takes care of this burden. We provide reliable, flexible options for your loved ones wanting to age in place.

From 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.

Services available:
  • To-do list chores
  • House cleaning
  • Seasonal projects (snow removal, hanging holiday lights)
  • Lawn maintenance
  • Handyman repairs (light plumbing, attic and basement services)
  • Home safety modifications (installing ramps and handrails)
  • Keyless entry systems
  • Setting up home security systems

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We operate in many different locations across the US

House Care Plus

A plan that’s right for you

TruBlue offers affordable House Care Plus packages of monthly or quarterly services, customized for as much or as little as needed, inside and outside of the home.

Our custom House Care Plus home maintenance services for seniors have flexible options and no annual contracts, plus 0% financing options.

Quarterly Maintenance

We have a checklist of recommended seasonal tasks, in addition to any maintenance or repairs that are needed. Examples of tasks might include cleaning the gutters, replacing a faulty light switch, or repairing a leaky faucet.

Monthly Helping Hands

Let us tackle those to do list chores! These are chores that may put seniors at risk of a fall or injury - chores that seniors shouldn't be doing and family members may not have time to perform. Things like changing the battery in the smoke detector, putting the lawn furniture in storage, and carrying a heavy box of Christmas decorations to the basement... the options are endless!

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A clean home is a safe home

A sparkling clean home gives us a sense of pride. And because aging weakens our immune system, a clean home also helps keep our elderly loved ones safer and healthier. With our senior house cleaning services, you can rest easy knowing that your loved one gets to enjoy the pride and health benefits of a clean home while reducing the likelihood of injury.

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Safety

Senior Safety is our top priority

In addition to cleaning and maintenance for seniors, we also provide comprehensive home safety inspections and modifications to ensure a home’s safety.

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Setting the standard for service

We realize letting someone inside your home requires trust. Our team sets the standard in quality for house cleaning and maintenance for seniors. They are courteous, respectul, reliable, and highly vetted to ensure professionalism and the highest quality of work.

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November is Family Caregivers Month! Being able to care for an aging loved one is a wonderful gift and we want to start this blog by saying thank you. Whether you have a loved one living in your home or you’re providing care whether they call home, making sure the house is safe and well maintained is as important as providing medical or companion care. In honor of Family Caregivers Month, we’ve put together a list of our top five most recommended senior-focused home modifications. These modifications are all focused on preventing falls – the leading cause of injury and death in older Americans, according to the CDC. Hand Rails: Not every senior has the luxury of living in a ranch-style home. If you have steps – whether it’s a full flight of stairs or a couple of porch steps out front – you need a sturdy, correctly-installed, correct-height handrail. Handrails support a lot of weight over the years and, if yours gives way or isn’t supporting your or your loved one correctly, it can cause (or at least not prevent) falling. Grab Bars: Installing grab bars in your bathroom, especially in the shower, right outside the shower, and by the toilet can make the difference between a senior being able to do provide their own personal care or needing help. They can also be a lifeline, especially when the bathroom gets slippery. Accessible Showers and Toilets: While we’re in the bathroom, there are two more projects that are worth considering. The first is to install a raised toilet or toilet seat. Having a higher toilet seat can make getting down – and back up – much easier for older adults. Secondly, if it’s in the budget, consider swapping your bathtub for a zero-entry shower, a handicapped-accessible tub, or other more safe alternatives. Lighting: We’ve all tripped overshoes, stepped on Lego bricks, or kicked the edge of the couch in the dark but, for seniors, those painful annoyances can turn into more major issues. While the first solution might be to bring in a cleaning service, if your home is poorly lit, those tricky trip hazards can still be an issue. Installing additional lights, putting in brighter light bulbs, or lowering light switches can help. Ramps: This one might seem obvious, but ramps can be a big help even if the person you’re caring for doesn’t need a wheelchair or walker. Making sure that your home is accessible can help make sure your loved one is comfortable venturing out, prevent trip hazards for everyone in your family and prepare your home in case there is a mobility challenge later. TruBlue Total House Care’s professionally-trained technicians can make these modifications and perform home safety assessments for additional adjustments that might be needed to make your home safe and secure.
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.
For older adults considering their options and family members looking to do the best for their aging loved ones, there’s one thing many people agree on: the importance of living at home for as long as it’s the safest, healthiest thing to do. This is especially true now that COVID-19 has kept so many from seeing their loved ones who were (and, in some cases, still are) locked inside nursing homes and assisted living facilities. From enjoying the comforts of home to living with the dignity of being more self-sufficient to saving money on housing costs, Aging in Place has a slew of benefits. But while it’s relatively easy to find the right caregiver for your individual situation, that’s only half of the equation. The house itself has to be equipped for both the current needs and the future needs of the person living at home. In some cases that means lowering light switches or building ramps, but in other cases that means having someone regularly scheduled to help with lawn care, handyman repairs, cleaning services and more. Living at home doesn’t do much good if your house is falling down around you. Jennifer Corder, a TruBlue franchisee with a background as a Director of Client Care for an in-home care company, said she has seen this exact issue time and time again. “I saw such a big need for these kinds of services when I was working in the in-home care industry, and if something like TruBlue had existed in the community I served, I would have been referring these services all the time. The house itself is such an important part of successfully aging in place safely and comfortably. By working with TruBlue, loved ones can have the peace of mind knowing that the seniors in their lives are living in safe, well-maintained homes,” she said. That’s where TruBlue Total House Care comes in. TruBlue is a national franchise that provides a helping hand around the house – inside and out. TruBlue’s services include tackling to-do list chores, handyman services, house cleaning, maintenance, yard work, senior home modifications and seasonal projects, all handled by a dedicated House Care Manager, either individually or through monthly or quarterly programs. TruBlue’s one-call-does-it-all approach to home care services also means that seniors and loved ones can call one trusted company to take care of the entire home. TruBlue also recently partnered with Age Safe® America in order to provide certified home safety assessments. So, before you schedule the tour of that facility down the street, take some time to consider whether hiring a caregiver and bringing in a House Care Manager might be a better fit.

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