Aging at Home: It’s About More than Having a Caregiver

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For older adults considering their options and family members looking to do the best for their aging loved ones, there’s one thing many people agree on: the importance of living at home for as long as it’s the safest, healthiest thing to do. This is especially true now that COVID-19 has kept so many from seeing their loved ones who were (and, in some cases, still are) locked inside nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

From enjoying the comforts of home to living with the dignity of being more self-sufficient to saving money on housing costs, Aging in Place has a slew of benefits. But while it’s relatively easy to find the right caregiver for your individual situation, that’s only half of the equation.

The house itself has to be equipped for both the current needs and the future needs of the person living at home. In some cases that means lowering light switches or building ramps, but in other cases that means having someone regularly scheduled to help with lawn care, handyman repairs, cleaning services and more. Living at home doesn’t do much good if your house is falling down around you.

Jennifer Corder, a TruBlue franchisee with a background as a Director of Client Care for an in-home care company, said she has seen this exact issue time and time again.

“I saw such a big need for these kinds of services when I was working in the in-home care industry, and if something like TruBlue had existed in the community I served, I would have been referring these services all the time. The house itself is such an important part of successfully aging in place safely and comfortably. By working with TruBlue, loved ones can have the peace of mind knowing that the seniors in their lives are living in safe, well-maintained homes,” she said.

That’s where TruBlue Total House Care comes in. TruBlue is a national franchise that provides a helping hand around the house – inside and out. TruBlue’s services include tackling to-do list chores, handyman services, house cleaning, maintenance, yard work, senior home modifications and seasonal projects, all handled by a dedicated House Care Manager, either individually or through monthly or quarterly programs. TruBlue’s one-call-does-it-all approach to home care services also means that seniors and loved ones can call one trusted company to take care of the entire home.

TruBlue also recently partnered with Age Safe® America in order to provide certified home safety assessments.

So, before you schedule the tour of that facility down the street, take some time to consider whether hiring a caregiver and bringing in a House Care Manager might be a better fit.

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