87% of people 65+ want to stay in the home they’re currently living in, according to AARP.

Who are the remaining 13%? I’m not sure.

 
age in place.jpg

Maybe they just got overwhelmed. Because maintaining a home is a lot of work. And there are things they can’t do anymore. Or never could do. Or just plain don’t want to do anymore.

And maybe they looked at senior living, and said, gosh, $4,100 a month plus maintenance fees isn’t so bad. That’s the average cost of senior living, according to AARP. Or maybe a daughter offered up her renovated basement...in exchange for unlimited babysitting.

Or maybe they just hadn’t heard of Umbrella.

Umbrella helps with hundreds of small jobs in and around the home for a reasonable flat-rate and provides trusted referrals for the bigger jobs. Our workers are tripled-vetted and we have an acceptance rate of less than 10%. Umbrella has helped thousands of members 65+ since 1995. Let a few of them tell you about the value they get from membership:

“Umbrella gives me a sense of independence, because I no longer have to ask favors or rely on my children to get things done. They have people for every type of task, such as gardening, hanging pictures, lifting and moving heavy objects, electrical work, cleaning and organizing.” - Judy P., North Bellmore

“I have had help from more than one Umbrella person and the most outstanding thing was how very nice and friendly they all are. I know I can count on Umbrella to help get things done that I can no longer handle.” - Joanne B., Valley Stream

“They arrived on time and did the work quickly and efficiently. Having the Umbrella service has made my life easier. They do small home repairs that would normally be more costly.” - Irma L., Lynbrook

Why is Umbrella a membership organization?

Instead of making money from the service provider who will pay us the most, we are able to refer you to the most qualified person for the job at a rate you’ll know in advance. Our workforce is made up of dedicated, trusted people who share our mission. The stories we’ve heard from people before they became members have shocked us – unnecessary repairs and scams – good people losing thousands of dollars.

Our members love the sense of relief Umbrella provides them. Just knowing Umbrella has their back makes all the difference. I know Umbrella will do a good job for you – and I’ll refund your membership in full if you use us less than three times a year. Membership is $199 per year and most tasks we do are a flat $20 / hour – get a set of trusted extra hands today. Sign up before March 25th and get $20 off your first job with code: HOME2.

Sam Gerstenzang, President, Umbrella