One in four adults over the age of 65 falls every year and, of those falls, 20 percent cause serious injuries. While not every fall is preventable, 90 percent of falls happen in the home and many of those can be prevented with home safety modifications, according to the National Council on Aging.
That’s why, at TruBlue, we are pleased to announce that the franchise is implementing a franchise-wide Senior Home Safety Certification program through Age Safe® America. As part of this program, all of our new franchisees will be required to complete the Age Safe® Senior Home Safety Specialist™ training and all existing franchisees are being encouraged to do the same. As specialists, TruBlue franchisees will not only be able to perform Senior Home Safety Assessments, but then also actually do the work, rather than leaving homeowners to find contractors for each punch-list item.
With this certification, we are committing to a higher standard of service. We want our franchisees to be educated and certified in senior home safety so they can not only identify potential issues, but be able correct those issues. We want seniors and their families to know that TruBlue is dedicated to providing what they are longing for: Trust, Peace of Mind, and a better house service experience for the senior community. This is more of a safety issue than just a service – by conducting these Home Safety Assessments and completing the needed work, we can help save lives.
The Age Safe® America Senior Home Safety Specialist™ course empowers professionals with actionable ways to better help educate clients, older adults and their family members on the serious issues of home safety, fall prevention, fire safety, financial exploitation and personal safety. This comprehensive course offers the only certificate of its kind to individuals within the senior services industry.
When you pair TruBlue’s House Care Plus, our monthly home maintenance program, with our ability to provide Home Safety Assessments and then complete any needed work, you can see why TruBlue is a powerful partner for seniors and families. Whether it is modifications, handyman services, cleaning or just light chores, TruBlue can offer peace of mind to anyone aging in place or caring for a loved one.
To learn more or to find your local TruBlue Total House Care, call 833-544-9994 or visit www.trubluehousecare.com/.