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Senior Home Safety Assessment
Aging in Place

Home Safety for Seniors

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 loved ones.

It all starts with our free Senior Home Safety Assessment.

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

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We operate in many different locations across the US

What to Expect

Senior Home Safety Assessment

First, one of our Certified Senior Home Safety Specialists will visit you in your home. They will answer any additional questions you have, talk through your concerns, and discuss any special considerations with you. From there, they will do a 75-point Home Inspection.

Every area of the home, inside and out, will be reviewed for fall hazards, ease of mobility and elements that can help with accessibility. This includes ensuring there is adequate lighting inside and outside of the home, walking surfaces are even, door knobs and handles are easy to use, and every other area of the home is safe and accessible.

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75 Point Home Assessment

Our Senior Home Safety Assessment includes more than 250 points of evaluation across 75 areas of your home, inside and outside, including:

  • Walkways to and around the home
  • Garage walkways and lighting
  • Porch and deck safety
  • Interior and exterior doors
  • Tripping and slipping hazards
  • Bathroom sinks and faucet accessibility
  • Safe water temperature
  • Adequate stairs and railing
  • And much more
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Home Modifications That Make Life Easier

Home safety for seniors doesn’t have to be a burden - with planning and a little help, your loved ones can stay at home safely, longer. Once your "Certified" specialist completes the 75-point home inspection, they will review the list with you and provide quotes for any home modifications you’d like us to help make.

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

We make this process easy with same-day scheduling and soecial financing programs for those who qualify.

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Useful reading

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.
Adding value to your home doesn’t always mean redoing the basement, getting a new roof or embarking on another large – and expensive – project. You can make your house more valuable and more attractive to potential buyers in the future with small projects too! From adding ceiling fans to updating your bathroom to installing a new front door, here are our five favorite projects for making a large impact without making a large investment: Front Door: Your front door says a lot about your home and is often the first interaction guests have with your property. While a standard front door will run about $100, for a slightly larger investment, you can get something with some extra character. While installing a new door isn’t overly complicated, this is a great time to get new weather stripping, paint your trim, and freshen up your front porch. Let your local TruBlue do all the handyman work! We can also help you paint your door if that’s the direction you want to go. Bathroom Floors: While we often talk to people about future-proofing their home with a zero- or low-entry shower or adding grab bars, replacing the floor can have a big impact on the room too. Let’s face it – bathroom floors get gross and, no matter how well you clean them, they easily fall victim to daily use. Consider swapping out that 90s tile for something more modern (and less slippery!) Upgrading Cabinets: Replacing your cabinets can be an expensive project, but you don’t have to start from scratch to give your cabinets new life! Cabinets can be stained or painted – depending on what you’re starting with – and new knobs and handles can give your space a fresh look, no matter your style. While switching out pulls can be pretty easy, consider bringing in a TruBlue professional to help with painting or staining. You’ll notice those streaks every day if they aren’t done just right. Ceiling Fans: No matter what part of the country you live in, ceiling fans are a hit. From adding them to upstairs bedrooms to updating them in your dining room, having the right ceiling fans can make your home much more attractive and really add value. This isn’t a major project, but working with the electric and cutting into the ceiling is definitely something you want to consider hiring a professional to help with before you get started. Freshen Your Walls: Whether you’re someone who loves color or you’re beige and gray all the way, having fresh, clean, and repaired walls isn’t something to overlook. Drywall is easily damaged and a hassle to fix right. Let us come in, make those repairs, paint, clean up the dust, hang fresh artwork or do whatever else you’d like to give your home that “finished” feel. TruBlue technicians around the country are ready to help with your house projects, from small repairs and upgrades like these to cleaning services, handyman repairs, yard work, and more.
When you have a baby, everyone knows to install cabinet locks, move the knives, cover the corners… it’s all about keeping your little bundle of joy safe. But have you thought about the need to senior proof your kitchen? Unlike when you have a baby, this isn’t all about keeping you or your loved one safe, it’s about making sure your kitchen is ready to do its best work as your needs change. It’s more like future-proofing than baby proofing. So what do you do? At TruBlue, we think there are two different approaches to two different situations: First of all, if you are aging in place – or thinking about aging in place in the future – then you’ll want to take a look around your kitchen and think about the “wants” and the “needs” of a senior-proofed kitchen based on how you use it and the design you have in place. Do you have some arthritis in your hands? Perhaps a touchless faucet or easy open cabinets are a must. Do you routinely find yourself trying to get the teapot off the top shelf with a stool? Maybe it’s time to reorganize based on your everyday needs. There are projects you can do over time to help your kitchen grow with you and change as your needs change – and we can help. The second situation is totally different. If you are moving a loved one in to live with you and they will be using the kitchen to do more than heat up lunch or get a glass of water, it’s important to think about how you can make your kitchen work for your family while also meeting the needs of your new senior roomie. It’s likely your loved one won’t be quick to tell that the lighting is too dim or the coffee cups are up too high, so this situation can be a little trickier. Think about the things that can be challenging for you in the kitchen, like a tight refrigerator door or a broken oven timer or even a slippery anti-fatigue mat, and plan for ways to quickly remedy those issues without making a big deal about the changes. Our top projects include things like installing under cabinet lights, anti-skid floor materials and swapping out cabinet hardware. According to a survey by the AARP, at least 75 percent of retirees want to stay in their own homes and, if that’s not possible, living with family is often the preferable option. But staying safe, comfortable, healthy and active in a home not built with seniors in mind can take a little extra work. TruBlue is here to help.

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