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Senior Home Safety Modifications
Aging in Place

Home safety modifications for seniors

With age comes the increased risk of injury from a fall.

In fact, more than one out of four people aged 65 and older fall each year.

And while most people wish to remain in their homes as they get older, or age in place, it can cause anxiety for both seniors and their families.

Home safety for your loved ones is not a responsibility we take lightly. By providing reliable senior home modifications, our goal is to keep life at home comfortable, safe and familiar for your elderly loved ones.

Services available:
  • Wheelchair ramp installation and removal
  • Door knob replacements
  • Switch and outlet access modifications
  • Handrail installation and removal
  • Keyless entry systems
  • Doorway widening
  • Fixing walkways or entrances to your home
  • Bathroom remodeling
  • Bestbath® baths and shower installations
  • And more

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Senior Home Safety Modifications

Recent studies have shown that up to 90% of seniors prefer to stay in their homes as they grow older. While aging in place might not be the best solution for every person, many seniors are able to stay independent in their homes with the help of senior home safety modifications.

And it is far more affordable than you may think.

In fact, one-time home safety modifications cost, on average, $60,000 less than one year at a private nursing facility. That means that seniors are able to stay independent longer, without the financial burden that comes with traditional care facilities.

And because TruBlue is a preferred partner of Right at Home In Home Care and Assistance, we can help connect you with your local Right at Home office for help with whatever in-home care your loved one needs.

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What to Expect

Whether you’re making renovations for an elderly loved one to move in or are required to make modifications to your home after a hospital stay, we can help make the transition easier.

It all starts with our Senior Home Safety Assessment.

From there, a specialist will work with you to make any home modifications you agreed to. Once safety and accessibility issues around the house have been resolved, the home must be maintained to ensure ongoing safety. 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.

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It’s getting warmer and starting to feel like summertime. When the weather gets nicer we know that more people spend their days outside enjoying nature. Although spring and summer are beautiful, there are some inherent dangers to the outdoors that we have to remember, especially as we age. We’ve put together a list of 5 outdoor safety tips and ticks for the aging adventurer in your life. 1 Decluttering your Sheds and Garages. Decluttering your space is extremely important when trying to prevent many issues, such as cleanliness and tripping hazards. Decluttering can also help prevent the masking of potential critter and bug infestations. It can also reduce the amount of dust that builds up, for cleaner air aiding with allergies. Garages and sheds are great for storage, but if it becomes cluttered, disorganized, or if it’s bursting at the seams, the space no longer is safe and now poses a risk for items falling down and becoming tripping hazards, and making your items unusable because they’re too hard to access. 2 Proper Lighting. As we age, our eyesight deteriorates rapidly, which makes having proper lighting on both the inside and outside of the house extremely necessary. Making sure that your home is properly lit on the outside can help prevent tripping when walking over unstable ground and terrain. There are many different types of lights that you can use on the exterior of your home, but some of the best ones to use are motion sensor lights, path lights, and stair lights, all of which can help make the exterior of your home the best and safest it can be. Some lights are even solar powered so you’ll never have to worry about changing a battery or running electricity from your house to the lights. 3 Outdoor Shade Cover. One of the best things for people of all ages to do for their health is to sit outside and get some fresh air, however as we grow older there are some increased risks for doing so. As we age, we become more susceptible to contracting skin cancer from the sun's harmful UV rays. A good way to enjoy the outdoors while also staying safe from the dangerous UV is to invest in a shade cover. A fabric shade cover can block up to 98% of the sun’s harmful UV rays, along with cooling your patio by up to 20 degrees. There are many other types of covers that can protect your skin from the sun including pergolas, umbrellas, awnings, and canopies. Shade covers can help you get that freedom of enjoying the outdoors again, without putting you at risk for skin cancer. 4 SHS Monitoring Technology. One new feature offered by Seniors Home Services is their Remote Care Monitoring technology. Their Remote Care Monitoring system uses motion detectors, sensors, and AI to detect unusual behaviors in the residents home, without invasive cameras. Behaviors such as inactivity, open doors late at night, and the stove or water being on for too long are all detected through their sensors. All these different sensors paired with the AI software can help notify technicians of potentially hazardous situations. The system helps reduce the risk of falls and allows for quick responses to falls should they happen. This system also includes a necklace that has a button on it in case you run into trouble while outside of your house. 5 Enhance your Outdoor Mobility. Mobility is important for everyone, but its importance grows as you age. Ensuring that you’re able to move freely around your home and yard is an essential part to being able to Age-in-Place. If you utilize mobility devices, such as walkers, canes, or scooters, getting an outdoor ramp and widening your entrance way is extremely important to get around comfortably. Not only is being comfortable extremely important, but the safety that these ramps provide is extremely important for everyone using them. Ramps provide that extra mobility for people who need it the most. TruBlue offers services such as ramp installations and doorway widening, which can help make mobility much safer. To help with clutter, we have our maid service, which allows for customizable options as far as scheduling and what work you need done. Installation of Outdoor Shade Covers can also be done by our TruBlue Tru-Pro home technicians. TruBlue technicians can also install external motion detectable lights that can help make sure you get where you need to be in the dark. Lastly, since TruBlue is partnered with Senior Home Services we can help get the Remote Care Monitoring system up and running.
Through this partnership, TruBlue becomes Honor's preferred referral partner, providing handyman services and senior home modifications to the seniors for whom it advocates. CINCINNATI, April 28, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- TruBlue Total House Care, the 70-plus-unit home services franchise, has announced its partnership with Honor, the world's largest senior care network and their technology platform. With this partnership, TruBlue becomes the preferred provider of handyman services and home modifications for seniors with Honor Expert, an online platform that delivers solutions to aging adults and their families. "Being associated with a well-respected organization like Honor is going to be a tremendous resource," said Sean Fitzgerald, president of TruBlue. "The home environment is key to aging in place successfully, and having an organization like Honor Expert referring us out is going to be a huge benefit. Together, we're going to help educate families and seniors on how to age in place successfully, especially as both companies become a greater advocate for aging seniors." Local Trending News TruBlue is the only franchise system focused on ongoing home maintenance and handyman services for seniors as well as busy adults. TruBlue Total House Care subscription program provides help around the house, both inside and out. Home maintenance for seniors includes ongoing services such as to-do list chores, handyman repairs and home maintenance. Honor, founded in 2014 and backed by $325 million in equity funding from investors, is on a mission to fundamentally change the way people care for their parents and loved ones by helping improve the quality of life for older adults and their families. Honor Expert was built as an online platform to deliver solutions to aging adults and their families, providing a dedicated 800 number where seniors can get access to resources, tools and education, including products and services from trusted Honor partners like TruBlue. "Now, more than ever, seniors and their loved ones are looking for guidance on how to navigate aging-related concerns. We're answering the call, literally, and partnering with some of the best in the business to address obstacles to care and deliver real, tangible solutions," said Seth Sternberg, CEO and co-founder of Honor. "Navigating health issues and solutions as people age is a massive pain point for our clients around the world, and through the Honor Expert service, we're enabling seniors and their loved ones to more quickly and easily identify aging-related challenges and find solutions before they escalate into larger problems." In 2021, Honor acquired Home Instead, the world's largest global home care network and trusted provider of senior home care services. Between this acquisition and its partnership with TruBlue, Honor now has the reach and resources to solve how people care for aging adults and professional caregivers around the world. For TruBlue, the partnership will help advance the brand's goal of continuing to generate awareness around the importance of taking care of the home and doing regular maintenance to create safer and longer-term environments for seniors. "Honor Expert and other new programs Honor offers are going to be a tremendous resource for us," said Fitzgerald. "The opportunity to align with Honor and Home Instead is going to allow all of us to realize our shared visions of giving seniors everywhere the resources they need to successfully age in place." ABOUT TRUBLUE TOTAL HOUSE CARE TruBlue Total House Care provides a helping hand around the house — inside and out. TruBlue's services include to-do list chores, handyman services, house cleaning, maintenance, yard work, emergency repairs, seasonal work and preventative maintenance, all handled by a personal House Care Manager. TruBlue strives to provide affordable, worry-free living for seniors and hassle-free living for busy adults by providing full-service, trustworthy house care services. TruBlue franchise owners are required to complete the Senior Home Safety Certification program through Age Safe® America. As specialists, TruBlue franchisees will be able to perform Senior Home Safety Assessments and can make those recommended safety modifications if needed. ABOUT HONOR: Honor Technology, Inc. is expanding the world's capacity to care. Founded in 2014, Honor is the world's largest home care network with the most advanced technology platform revolutionizing how society cares for older adults, their families, and Care Professionals. Honor acquired Home Instead in 2021, and the combined company will support the work of more than 100,000 professional caregivers across 13 countries and meet the growing needs of millions of older adults and their families worldwide. For more information, visit joinhonor.com and homeinstead.com. Media Contact Lauren Turner, Mainland, 3125263996, lturner@hellomainland.com
TruBlue has partnered together with Honor, who is now the parent company of Home Instead, as a national provider for Home Safety Solutions. Honor understands how complicated and fragmented the aging space is, oftentimes leaving families feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, and lost. They are on a mission to create a world today that everyone will want to age in tomorrow. They know that they cannot serve all of the aging adults, however, as a leader in senior care, they do feel called to provide solutions, education, resources, and guidance to anyone navigating the aging experience. To help solve this problem Honor launched Honor Expert. Honor Expert is an online platform designed to deliver solutions to older adults and their families as they navigate the aging process. The newly launched website will be the go-to resource for aging adults providing education, links to services, and offering expert advice along the aging journey. In addition to the online portal, Honor Expert understands the importance of human connection. Their platform allows its users to call the helpline and connect directly with a professional social worker, removing some of the frustration that people encounter as they are searching for various aging services and solutions online. TruBlue is excited to be a part of this nationwide senior care movement, and we’re ready to help individuals safely age-in-place alongside Honor. TruBlue Total House Care is one of Honor’s national providers offering Home Safety Solutions and Modifications. The new offering of Honor Expert, follows Honor’s acquisition of Home Instead and recent $370 million funding, which has enabled the company to develop and scale more innovative technology and deliver on its mission to expand the world’s capacity to care. To learn more about Honor Expert and to access the resources and tools or chat with an expert, please visit https://www.honorexpert.com/ or call 1-888-574-5005 Monday through Friday between 7 a.m.- 8 p.m. CST.

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