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Handyman & House Care Services
TruBlue of West Omaha

TruBlue is a full-service house care company that offers both bundled and unbundled services in Bennington, Elkhorn, Millard and Omaha.

Handyman Services

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We can handle all of your general handyman needs, from toilet repairs to paint touch ups, gutter cleaning, and so much more.

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House Care Plus

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From cleaning, handyman repairs, yard maintenance, and to-do list chores like raking leaves and hanging holiday lights - we provide home maintenance services for seniors that lets them enjoy their homes longer.

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Aging in Place

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With a little preparation and support, aging in place can be a wonderful and safe experience for both seniors and their families.

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Deck Building & Repairs

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TruBlue's trusted team of professional carpenters can handle any of your deck, patio, or porch needs, whether you're building something new or repairing something already there. We offer board and railing replacement, staining, painting, power-washing and much more.

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Yard Work and Landscaping

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Whether you need help pulling those unsightly weeds and planting flowers, installing a fence, or staining your deck, TruBlue can help.

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House Cleaning

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From vacuuming and dusting, to cleaning windows and everything in between, our local house cleaning services are here to help. Single service and monthly plans that fit your busy life.

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Seasonal Work

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From mulching flower beds in Spring to raking leaves in Fall, our trained staff can help with your all season home maintenance, year round.

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Real Estate

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Increase curb appeal with property cleaning and maintenance for real estate properties. Open house cleaning, yard maintenance, apartment cleaning and repairs, and more.

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Commercial Property

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Property maintenance, cleaning, and accessibility improvements for businesses. Retail, office, assisted living centers and more.

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Kitchen & Bathroom

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Let us help with a new complete kitchen or bathroom remodel. Our kitchen and bathroom remodeling experts can give you an updated look that you have been wanting.

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Senior Home Safety Assessment

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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.

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Senior Home Safety Modifications

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

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House Care Plus for Seniors

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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.

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Meet the Owner

  • Scott and Terri Dingfield

    From a young age, I wanted to be involved in building or repairing houses, but my education and professional experience took me in another direction. I graduated from the University of Nebraska Omaha with a degree in public relations and business. From that point, I worked in lawn care and landscape construction with Lanoha Nursery, customer service for Enterprise Rent-a-Car, led the marketing efforts at Grace University and then spent the bulk of my career, nearly 15 years, leading the marketing and innovation efforts for Home Instead Senior Care’s global network. After Home Instead, my childhood interests came full circle as I started a company focused on helping older adults, and their families, during their home downsize and transition process as we purchased and renovated their homes. I also became a licensed contractor. My dad passed away in early 2016 after a series of strokes and a six-month end-of-life journey. During this time my siblings and I helped my mom make health and financial decisions and maintain their home. But in the mix of all that, we just wanted to spend time with my parents – quality time, not get stuff done time. Exiting that season, I felt strongly that I wanted to help older adults and their families manage all the “stuff” so they could experience the benefit of a stress-free time together. I was excited to discover the opportunity with TruBlue Total House Care so we could do exactly that – help busy families with their chore list (and their parents’ list) and help maintain and update the homes of older adults so they could continue living at home. Personally, I am blessed to work with my husband Scott. We celebrated 20 years of marriage in 2019 and we enjoy time with our high school age daughters. Professionally, I graduated from Grace University with a degree in business management. I worked at Mutual of Omaha Fund Management Company, was Director of Admissions at Grace University, a stay-at-home mom, had part-time roles with a local start-up indoor farmer’s market and served in a recruiting and admissions role at Lifegate Christian School. Why Start TruBlue in Omaha? We started TruBlue in Omaha because it perfectly meshes our desire to help older adults and their family members during the aging process with our interest in working on houses. From 2001 to this point, Scott’s professional focus has been to understand the concerns and meet the needs of individuals 65+ and their adult children. Nearly 90% of all Americans want to age at home, but that conversation usually ends up with two questions families wrestle with: Will mom/dad need extra care to remain independent in their home? Can mom/dad continue to take care of the house itself and maintain a safe living environment? Some families decide it’s time to sell the house and move their loved one into a care community. Other families figure out how to care for their loved one at home either on their own or through private duty home care. When this happens, all the energy goes into their loved one’s care (rightly so), and what happens in some situations is the house itself is neglected and starts to deteriorate. For older adults, it is our dream to bring them relief and peace of mind by maintaining their house and property so small problems don’t become costly fixes. For their family members, we know we can save them time spent on house projects so they can use their evenings and weekends on family time instead of tool time

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A new bathroom with marble tiling and granite countertops
A new bathroom with marble tiling and granite countertops

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There comes a time for every family when we transition from going to our parent's or grandparent's homes for the holidays to hosting them ourselves. Cleaning, cooking and hosting is a lot of work for our older family members, so it just makes sense to update the tradition. But while it might make sense to host the holidays yourself, have you thought about whether or not your home is age-friendly enough for your older loved ones? First of all, take a look at access. How is the parking at your home? Will your older loved ones be able to easily navigate your front steps? Do you need to tighten those bolts on your handrail? Is your entryway slick? Do you need to clean up slippery leaves? Is there room to get a walker from the door to your dining room table? Sometimes an easy rearrangement of the furniture and stationing someone outside to help seniors navigate your entryway can be enough to make access safer and easier for everyone. Secondly consider seating. While you might love your slouchy couch, it can be challenging for older adults to get in and out of low-sitting furniture and they might not want to ask for help. Could you borrow some sturdy folding chairs from a friend? Could you host everyone in the family room instead of the living room? What’s the best space to keep everyone together, but make sure everyone is comfortable. While we’re on the subject of seating, do you have enough dining room chairs? Do they have non-slip pads on the bottom? Do they need seat cushions? You don’t want to up-end your house for the holidays, but sometimes simple adjustments can make a big difference. Finally, step back and see if you need to make adjustments for safety, especially when it comes to possible trip hazards and handrails. If you are prone to get your foot caught on that shaggy rug in your living room, chances are good that it’s not friendly for older adults or walkers. The same is true for cords – or pets – that you may have stepped over a hundred times. Also, depending on the needs of your individual family members, you might want to consider picking up temporary support rails for your bathroom. These are just a few of the ways you can ensure your home is ready for family members of all ages without a complete redesign of your space or a huge investment in age-safe modifications. Have a great holiday season!
Love it or hate it, fall is here! As we say farewell to the warmth and fun of summer, it’s time to get excited about falling leaves, sweatshirts, campfires and all things autumn. For you, that might mean packing away the white shoes and digging out your boots, but what does it mean for your home? Here are five ways you can prepare for late fall and winter. Top Down: Fall is a wonderful time to inspect your roof, clean your gutters, check your downspouts and make sure your home is ready for wetter, cooler temperatures, including ice and snow. Although some of this you can do yourself, consider bringing in a company like TruBlue to help. Standing on a ladder while trying to mitigate any gunk you might find is dangerous work. Plus, if a repair needs to be made, we can help. Prepare for the Cold: Colder temperatures always seem to sneak up on us and there’s nothing like trying to get your furnace repaired on the coldest day of the year. Before that cold snap, have your furnace or heating system inspected and, if you use a fireplace, have your chimney cleaned and inspected.This is also a great time to test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and replace your filters. Keep out the Draft: Sealing your doors and windows is a pretty simple process that can make a big difference when it comes to keeping in the heat – and keeping out the cold. Now is a great time to check – and possibly replace – the weather stripping and caulking around your windows and doors. If you have older windows, fall is a great time to insulate them. Bottom Up: Foundations are especially susceptible to water in the winter because of the way ice expands. If you have cracks in your foundation, fall is a great time to take stock of the situation, even if you can’t make repairs right now. While we’re talking about the bottom of your home, now is also a good time to insulate pipes that might be prone to freezing, shut down your outdoor water access and check for leaks that could become skating rinks in the dead of winter. Safety First: We could go on forever about ways to protect your home from the impending cold, but we’ll close out this blog with a quick reminder about home safety. Winter is prime time for falls, especially outside with the ice. Make sure your handrails are sturdy and accessible and that you have non-slip material right inside your doors. No one wants to come in with snowy shoes just to skid across the entryway. Whether you need help with a few of these projects or you’re ready to take seasonal maintenance (https://trubluehousecare.com/services/seasonal-work) off your list entirely, TruBlue can help. Find your local technician at https://trubluehousecare.com .
We’ve all fallen over what seemed like nothing – a sock on the steps, a puddle on the porch, even our own two feet. But as we get older, those falls are apt to cause more than a sprained ankle or a sore back. In fact, according to the National Council on Aging, one in four adults over the age of 65 falls every year and, of those falls, 20 percent cause serious injuries. To make matters worse, 90 percent of those falls happen at home. Let’s face it, we don’t all heal as quickly as we used to, so preventing those falls is all the more critical as we age. As September is Fall Prevention Awareness Month, we wanted to share four ways you can make your home – or your loved one’s home – safer. Handrails and Grab Bars: This is easily the most obvious way to prevent falls around your home. If you have stairs, even just a couple in the garage, make sure you have sturdy handrails to hold onto, whether it’s for regular use or in case you slip. In the bathroom, have a professional like TruBlue install grab bars in the shower and next to the toilet. It’s not all about pulling yourself up – although that’s nice too. It’s about having something to catch when you need it, especially when you’re surrounded by slippery surfaces. Trip Hazards: Socks. Electrical Cords. Shoes. Pets. Rugs… Our houses are FULL of trip hazards and, especially when you’ve lived in a house for a while, they are easy to miss. It’s time to take a step back and find ways to minimize those hazards. Could you rearrange your lights or install ceiling lights? Can you secure your rug to the floor? Do you need maid services (we can help!)? It might seem obvious, but the smallest things can be the biggest issues when you’re not paying attention. Slippery Surfaces: This one is obvious in the bathroom, but slipping can happen anywhere. Bring in a wet umbrella? Let out your pet after it rained? Get a little messy doing the dishes? Have a few splatters while cooking? Bump the cat bowl? There are a million ways to have a slippery floor, so the best course of action is prevention! Your local TruBlue technician can help you find ways to make those areas less of an issue with non-slip solutions. Rearrange Your Home: Before moving your light switches and lowering your cabinets – both of which are great options for seniors aging in place – take a broader look around your home. Is your furniture arranged in a way that serves you best? Think about things like putting your bed near the light switch so you don’t need to walk across the room in the dark or moving your coffee table so you don’t bump into it for the thousandth time. Sometimes the solutions are easy! If you’re ready to take on some of these projects, consider letting TruBlue Total House Care help you with a Senior Home Safety Assessment. Learn about our Aging in Place programs here: https://trubluehousecare.com/services/aging-in-place.

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Who Are We? TruBlue Total House Care is a Total Home Care services company dedicated to providing value and peace-of-mind to our customers. Our mission is to help people maintain the safety and value of their homes through home assessments and regular maintenance. We are se ...

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