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Virtual Seminar: Aging in Place

Virtual Seminar: Aging in Place

Stearns Home-Care, MatureWell Lifestyle Club, & CHI St Joseph Health WellFIT Program are hosting a free virtual seminar on September 23rd, 2020, at 1:00 PM.  

Aging in Place, also known as seniors staying in their home longer, has been recognized as a significant quality of life and financial issue. Being at home allows seniors a higher level of independence, while also reducing the stress of individuals having to relocate. As you can imagine, a sense of connection to personal space becomes heightened as we all age.

 According to Census Bureau projections, the number of Americans ages 65 and older is projected to nearly double from 52 million in 2018 to 95 million by 2060. This, along with a nursing shortage, is causing the assisted living options to increase in price. Staying at home is just one way that seniors are alleviating their living costs.   

In addition, we are just beginning to see the negative effect of COVID-19 in nursing homes all around the country. For now and for the foreseeable future, things don’t look too good for older folks; they are dying from COVID-19 at significantly higher rates than younger individuals. Furthermore, when living in a retirement community or nursing home, the risk is even greater.

We have always been advocates for Aging In Place. By helping seniors stay in their homes longer falls directly within our mission of enhancing the quality of life in the home and providing environmentally friendly solutions.

We will be discussing things such as home modifications, home maintenance, lifestyle for independence, and physical & social factors affecting mobility. 

To register, please contact Michele at mbuenger@st-joseph.org or at 979-731-6129. We’d love it if you joined us as we explore and share information on Aging in Place!  See the flyer below for more information!

The Importance of Home Maintenance During Covid-19

The Importance of Home Maintenance During Covid-19

2020 in America. As you know, we’re living in unprecedented times that are wildly and certainly unpredictable. The unforeseen COVID-19 pandemic has drastically affected the lives of everyone here in the United States and around the world, while forcibly changing the way our society functions—at least for the time being. Due to the urgency of the situation we’ve been thrust into, we’ve had no choice but to adapt. 

One main adaptation means spending more time at home than ever before. 

Working From Home in 2020

So many of us are working from home and we are dependent on everyday utilities, such as electricity, water, air conditioning, and Wi-Fi. In normal life, having your AC unit break or a water leak is a hassle in itself. Now, if one of these things were to happen, it will be more of a disaster than ever. Many companies are working with a lean staff/reduced workforce, meaning less availability and working shorter hours. 

Electric, plumbing and internet are all absolute necessities and it’s imperative that these moving parts are functioning at 100%. While you and your family continue to stay home, it is essential that home maintenance is a top priority, 

Aging in Place – Helping Your Family Stay Safe

Another issue that people are struggling with is close family members who may not be able to take care of these maintenance tasks,  due to age. We all know that retirement & assisted living facilities are a dangerous place for our family members at this time. We have always been advocates for Aging In Place.

By helping seniors stay in their homes longer falls directly within our mission of enhancing the quality of life in the home and providing environmentally friendly solutions. We would like to help them stay safe in their homes. Keeping the home healthy can prevent larger problems from arising in the future. 

Stearns Home-Care is Here to Help

We’ve all got a long list of worries and to-do lists to keep us preoccupied during the coronavirus pandemic. The immense responsibility of caring for every aspect of your home shouldn’t be all on you.

Hiring professionals to take care of your home can go a long way to help reduce your stress and ease your mind while keeping your home in check.  We would like to introduce Stearns Home-Care, a subsidiary of Stearns Design Build, now offers an annual subscription service that provides regular home maintenance.

It includes a multitude of things such as cleaning gutters, maintaining fixtures and appliances, changing light bulbs and batteries, and checking and repairing weather stripping. A full spectrum of service is provided over six visits annually.

Our COVID-19 Safety Precautions

Our client’s safety is extremely important to us which is why we are taking the following precautions when conducting our home visits. 

Invest in home repair to ease your stress

Your home is your refuge, especially in times of social crisis. With our homes now becoming multifunctional places, we need to make sure that everything is in order for everyone.

If you’re not investing in the maintenance of your home or following a house maintenance schedule, you may be in for an unpleasant surprise when things start to go wrong, break or shut down and the daily to-do’s of the whole family are impacted. 

Invest in maintaining your home today so that you can have peace of mind for tomorrow. Give us a call or fill out a contact form and we can set up a free home consultation. 

COVID-19 & Aging In Place

COVID-19 & Aging In Place

We are just beginning to see the negative effect of COVID-19 in nursing homes all around the country. For now and for the foreseeable future, things don’t look too good for older folks; they are dying from COVID-19 at significantly higher rates than younger individuals. Furthermore, when living in a retirement community or nursing home, the risk is even greater.

We have always been advocates for Aging In Place. By helping seniors stay in their homes longer falls directly within our mission of enhancing the quality of life in the home and providing environmentally friendly solutions.

As home remodelers, we have noticed over the years that many people move from their family homes into assisted living because they can no longer maintain the home. To this end, we decided to start Stearns Home Care, a subsidiary of Stearns Design Build. Stearns Home Care is an annual subscription service that provides regular home maintenance, while concurrently allowing seniors to stay in their homes.

We want to help you and your loved ones stay safe. So, in these uncertain times, we are expanding beyond our subscription service to include any home maintenance tasks and aging in place modifications, such as ramps and grab bar installation.

What is Stearns Home-Care?

What is Stearns Home-Care?

We would like to introduce Stearns Home-Care, a subsidiary of Stearns Design Build, now provides an annual subscription service that provides regular home maintenance.

It includes a multitude of things such as cleaning gutters, maintaining fixtures and appliances, changing light bulbs and batteries, and checking and repairing weather stripping. A full spectrum of service is provided over six visits annually.

Watch the video below to learn more!

Sign up today for a FREE home consultation!

 

Aging in Place

Aging in Place

Seniors are staying in their homes longer, otherwise known as aging in place. This is significantly affecting their quality of life, all while dealing with financial issues. 

Being at home allows seniors a higher level of independence, while also reducing the stress of individuals having to relocate. As you can imagine, a sense of connection to personal space becomes heightened as we all age. 

According to Census Bureau projections, the number of Americans ages 65 and older is projected to nearly double from 52 million in 2018 to 95 million by 2060. This, along with a nursing shortage, is causing the assisted living options to increase in price. Staying at home is just one way that seniors are alleviating their living costs.   

We would like to introduce Stearns Home Care, a subsidiary of Stearns Design Build, now provides an annual subscription service that provides regular home maintenance, concurrently allowing seniors to stay in their homes longer. Simultaneously, the service is also available to those who prefer not to do home maintenance themselves or simply don’t have the time.

Owner Hugh Stearns, said, “Over the years, we have noticed that many people move out of their family home and into assisted living because they can no longer maintain the home. This does not need to happen. Helping seniors stay in their home longer falls directly within our mission of providing quality of life in the home and providing environmentally friendly solutions.”

Stearns Home Care service includes a multitude of things such as cleaning gutters, maintaining fixtures and appliances, changing light bulbs and batteries, and checking and repairing weather stripping. A full spectrum of service is provided over six visits annually.

General manager Ben Herrington said, “It is incredibly gratifying to know that we are helping seniors stay in their homes longer. Each person and each home has its own set of stories.”

In addition to the maintenance service, Stearns Home Care is also available to provide aging in place modifications such as ramps and grab bar installation.

Stearns said, “While this service was created to assist people who want to stay in their family home as long as possible, it is also popular with busy people who want their home maintained but don’t have the time or desire to do what it takes. We find that the typical homeowner does only a small amount of the maintenance necessary to maintain a home’s full value and often a lack of maintenance leads to costly repairs and shortened durability.”