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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 Senior Home Safety Assessment.

Services available:
  • Doorway widening
  • Wheelchair ramp installation and removal
  • Grab bar 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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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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Last year TruBlue became the Comfort Keepers preferred provider of handyman services and senior home modifications. This is a mutually beneficial partnership sharing one goal; to keep elderly adults out of assisted living facilities and keep them aging in their homes. Since the partnership launched there was one multi-location of Comfort Keepers who saw huge value in not only partnering with TruBlue, but owning a TruBlue himself. Vince Maffeo owns 10 Comfort Keepers in California and is adding his first TruBlue into the mix this year. “I knew it would be more beneficial to own a TruBlue location and more convenient for our clients,” said Maffeo. “Buying a TruBlue means that my Comfort Keepers locations won’t have to refer out the handyman and home services as we’ve done in the past. It’s now a one-stop shop. Comfort Keepers provides care for the individual, and TruBlue provides maintenance to the home.”
TruBlue Teams Up with CarePatrol
TruBlue Total House Care forms a partnership with CarePatrol. CarePatrol is an industry leader that provides care advisory services. With over 150 locations throughout the United States, many of their offices overlap with our TruBlue offices. Because both companies are franchises, there's high flexibility with the partnership. Together, local owners can team up and form a plan that best serves their communities. CarePatrol knows that families who are looking for care options often need more than a housing change or a skilled caregiver. That’s where TruBlue comes in. TruBlue will offer CarePatrol’s customers the ability to remain independent, with home safety modifications. "A TruBlue franchisee may have clients on a monthly subscription program, and those seniors or their families may ask for a referral to a local senior housing or care provider, or a CarePatrol client may ask for home modification when moving," said Coumbs. "The local TruBlue franchisee can now refer to their local CarePatrol strategic partner as a reliable advisor to come in and provide a no-cost educational program for seniors and help them choose a new community. The CarePatrol franchisee can also now lean on a nearby TruBlue operation as a trusted provider of home assessment, modification, and maintenance." Read about the full partnership here: TruBlue Total House Care Teams Up with CarePatrol
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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