The facts speak for themselves. A senior home safety business is the perfect opportunity for anyone living just about anywhere. That’s because of the size of our current aging population. Plus, it will continue to grow in the next several years. With so many seniors opting to stay in their own homes as opposed to relocating in senior’s developments or home-care facilities the odds are in your favor that someone is going to need your home safety business.
Here’s why: each year one-third of all seniors aged 65 and older are involved in a fall. While many of these falls are considered minor, 1 in 5 of them results in serious injury. When that serious injury is a fracture, it actually reduces the lifespan of the injured senior with slower recovery time and the potential for more injuries.
The amazing thing is that the majority of these injuries are preventable. As we age, we lose our ability to move about. Plus, in addition to mobility issues, vision loss and chronic pain all factor into the possibility of stumbling over something in the house. This is where the home safety business opportunity fits into the picture.
If you have had a child or know someone who has had one recently, you will be familiar with the terminology of “baby proofing.” This is the act of scouring the home from top to bottom and removing the various hazards that may cause harm to a young child. Well, a senior home safety business is the same thing, but aimed primarily at residents over 60 years of age. Call it “senior proofing” if you will, but it stands to reason that with limited mobility, vision or other problems that the average home may contain several tripping or falling hazards.
There are many ways to earn a decent income through the development of a senior home safety business. Ultimately you will be charging a fee for your services. The fee will not be an hourly rate but an actual “per task” of $60 to $200 for a home safety survey. One of the ways in which several senior home safety business owners earn a living is through providing a home safety check at no cost and earning a commission from safety items sold or referral fees from contractors who make the safety modifications, such as installing bathroom grab bars or a step-in tub. Another way to earn with this business opportunity is by charging a one-time fee for a home safety survey and then for services that come out of the results of the survey.
Plus, in addition to the home safety business there are many other great service opportunities available that you can offer to your new customers. Seniors require many different services that they cannot always take care of themselves, or have no family or friends nearby to assist. This is where you can fill a need and also make an extra income through providing helpful services to your clients.
The fact that you do not require formal training and can launch this business with minimal costs makes it attractive because of the large potential client base. To discover more, grab a copy of my step-by-step start-up guide, Start Your Own Senior Home Safety Consulting Business, with all the details you need to create your new career.