We all need a little help as we get older, but as we’re focusing on in-home caregivers or assistance services, there’s one BIG thing that sometimes falls to the wayside – the physical house. A 2014 AARP article showed that 87 percent of adults ages 65 and up want to stay in their current home and community as they age, but how many of those homes are aging-friendly? And who is going to care for those homes when tasks like handyman repairs and deep cleaning become challenging?
At a time when many families are spread across the country (or around the world), having loved ones available to help with house care isn’t always an option and, even if you have family nearby, they might not have the time or skills to take care of every task. And finding contractors you trust to help with all those small tasks can really add up – both in time and in money.
That’s why we created House Care Plus! House Care Plus is our monthly maintenance program that includes two hours of regular home care each month. We have a list of recommended services – like changing air filters or checking plumbing – but local TruBlue offices work with each individual client to create a personalized service plan to meet their needs. House Care Plus can even be expanded to include regular lawn care and cleaning services and paired with our Senior Accessibility Program, which includes home modifications like handrails and ramps.
Although we think of House Care Plus as a regular oil change for your house – helping you avoid costly repairs in the future – we also know it’s about peace of mind. We know aging parents don’t want to ask for help, so it can be challenging to know when something is wrong, especially for out of town families. We also know that bringing in various contractors for a multitude of repairs can be stressful, both for seniors and for their adult children. With House Care Plus, you’ll work with a trusted, background-checked, bonded and insured home care manager. And, better yet, if you have an emergency repair or additional project you want to add, one call does it all with TruBlue. You never need to worry about bringing in someone you don’t know or haven’t met before. We are here to support you and your family, just like a caregiver for your home.
Learn more about our House Care Plus program and see how it can help you or your loved one age in place with fewer worries.