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Senior Home Safety Modifications
Aging in Place

Home safety modifications for seniors

With aging-in-place 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.

Senior home safety for your loved ones is not a responsibility we take lightly. By providing home safety assements, reliable senior home modifications, and ongoing maintenance & to-do list chores, 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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THREE EASY STEPS

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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TruBlue Total House Care forms partnership with Comfort Keepers is an in-home care company that gives seniors and adults the ability to continue to live independently, regardless of any chronic conditions, mobility limitations or any other age related limiters. Comfort Keepers has over 650 locations that operate in 12 different countries providing service to those in need with the goal of providing their clients with the highest quality of life that is achievable. Through this partnership, TruBlue has become the preferred provider of handyman services and senior home modifications for Comfort Keepers Nationwide. Just like TruBlue, Comfort Keepers franchisees are also independently owned and operated. This allows the two companies' franchisee owners to network in their markets and create a strong referral partnership together. “The booming senior care industry faces many challenges centered around ensuring the home is safe and well-maintained,” said Fitzgerald. “Senior care companies provide a much-needed service, but it is focused on the individual, and they understand that we provide an equally-needed service focused on the home environment. Now, as we continue to grow, our alliance with Comfort Keepers will help educate families and seniors on how to age in place successfully, especially as both companies become a greater advocate for aging seniors.” Read about the full partnership here: TruBlue Total House Care Announces Strategic Partnership with Comfort Keepers to Help Seniors Age in Place Safely
TruBlue Total House Care Announces Carrie Coumbs as New Senior Strategic Advisor
The senior care veteran, whose career mission has been about trying to perfect the space of aging, brings over two decades of experience in all areas of the industry, from elder law to home health. TruBlue Total House Care, the franchise that provides subscription-based home maintenance and handyman services for seniors and families, looks to become an integral part of helping people live in worry-free homes. Now, with the senior population growing and the demand for home services skyrocketing post-COVID, TruBlue Total House Care is continuing to recruit qualified professionals onto the leadership team to help steer the brand in the right direction. The most recent addition, in a consultative role, is Carrie Coumbs, TruBlue’s new Senior Strategic Advisor. Coumbs brings an extensive and impressive background in the senior care space. For the last two decades, she has been a specialist in all areas of aging, working for some of the largest organizations within the senior care continuum. “My entire career has really been about trying to perfect the space of aging,” said Coumbs. “It is through that mission that I started to embrace connections with peripheral market supporters, whether it be rideshare companies, meal companies or, in the case of TruBlue, handyman companies. As a strategist in aging, it isn’t about what I can do, but about how I can make connections within the industry to better serve seniors.” Within the past year, Coumbs was able to connect TruBlue with The Helper Bees, bringing forth another strategic partnership in the Medicare Advantage space. That connection stuck with the TruBlue leadership and made Coumbs a “first call” when looking to add to the growth strategy ahead. “Sean Fitzgerald, the founder of TruBlue, reached out to me and asked if I knew anyone who would be interested in helping make the TruBlue brand more integral to the space of aging,” said Coumbs. “I said, ‘yes, tell me more, this really intrigues me personally.’” Right away, Coumbs says she could tell TruBlue was on the cutting-edge of an important change in the senior care industry. “The idea of home modification is not new; it is just new to aging,” she said. “It has been around for decades — childproofing the home, for example. When you are expecting a new child, you go through your home and try to make it a safer place for that child's development. Now, we are flipping it on its head and saying: how about all those aging seniors who need a safe and comfortable space? That is where TruBlue shines, as an opportunity not only for the franchisee that looks to serve this amazing generation but also an answer to all of the seniors worried about what is next for them.” Coumbs officially joined the TruBlue team as a Senior Strategic Advisor, in a consultative role, in July 2022 and says, moving forward, her mission with the company is three-tiered. “First, the majority of my skill-set is within post-acute care strategy and collaboration, engaging in new partnerships with senior care industry providers,” said Coumbs. “There are several providers that would benefit from partnering with TruBlue. TruBlue has been partnering with several senior care providers recently, and I want to continue that momentum, as well as bring forth new opportunities in the payer space, within seniors housing and much more.” Second, Coumbs says she hopes to ultimately support the TruBlue franchisees in areas that may have been obstacles previously. “From the very core, I too am an entrepreneur — I love the idea of franchise owners being in business for themselves while in the service of others,” she said. “Additionally, to have that entrepreneurial spirit wrapped around the space of aging just brings a smile to my face.” Lastly, Coumbs says she hopes to develop a better understanding of TruBlue’s core clientele and collect data that supports the plan for aging in place. “The beauty of TruBlue is that it recognizes that the senior has a vision for what they want: improving the home and making it supportive to aging in place, ultimately allowing for a better living experience.” Now, as awareness around the importance of aging in place continues to increase, TruBlue is set for massive growth. Since the start of 2022, TruBlue has added 10 new franchise locations, keeping the brand on pace to reach its goal of 100-plus locations by year’s end. Coumbs says she is excited to support the team and will help with additional expansion in every way possible. “I saw that TruBlue recently signed a franchise owner in the Gig Harbor, Washington market, which is where I have aging family members,” said Coumbs. “I can’t wait to put them to work for my family. As a busy professional in the space of aging, it is so great to know that they are just a phone call away and that my loved ones will be taken care of. If there are entrepreneurs on the fence, I would say: this is one of the most important franchise growth decisions out there right now. This is going to change the landscape of aging as we embrace seniors in their existing homes and help them stay there longer. I am excited to see what the future holds.” The initial investment to start a TruBlue Total House Care ranges from $65,000 to $91,000, and interested owners can visit www.trubluefranchise.com to learn more about franchise opportunities.
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TruBlue offers many different types of services in effort to become your Total House Care Manager. We offer some of everything, traditional handyman services, and home maintenance, yard work and landscaping, house cleaning, senior based house updates and most excitingly subscription packages. Our subscription service, called House Care Plus, is completely customizable for your household and services occur monthly or quarterly. What is House Care Plus for Seniors? House Care Plus is exciting because it serves a unique need for our seniors and aging population who want to Age-in-Place but can no longer take care of the house like they used to. This includes routine maintenance such as climbing ladders to clean gutters, installing long term safety solutions like Grab Bars in the bathroom, and even performing safety assessments and modifications. We understand that there are many companies offering in-home care and companionship for seniors, but we wanted to address the concerns of the house. Why should I subscribe to House Care Plus for Seniors? It’s a perfect customizable solution for seniors and a piece of mind solution for their loved ones. Our TruPro handymen look out for potential safety hazards, and then take the appropriate steps to lessen the detrimental risk of falls and injuries, like loose cords and rugs. Our service is designed to prevent issues that can result from a house lacking in regular maintenance. At TruBlue, our home technicians are here to ensure you and your loved ones are properly taken care of and as safe as possible. How does it work? House Care Plus is fully customizable per each customer and their unique house and needs. We have two packages, monthly maintenance, and quarterly seasonal maintenance. Either package begins with a house assessment where your Total House Care Manager goes through your house much like a traditional inspector does. The assessment gives your house care manager a complete list of any and every different potential place for maintenance in your home. Your house care manager will then assess your house's individual needs and how they can customize your experience to benefit you the most. House Care Plus is perfect for Seniors and their families looking to prevent issues and reduce risk in the home through our Total House Care Managers. Not a senior? We have packages for young professionals and busy families. Whatever you may need, our team here at TruBlue will make sure your home is as safe and well-maintained as possible!

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