4th ANNUAL BLACK DRESSES AND BLUEPRINTS:
Sydney Hughes was working while caregiving for her father, who lived three hours away. On one visit, she found him lying on the floor and knew he wasn’t safe at home anymore. After searching for resources and appealing unsuccessfully to Medicare for help, her idea for Senior ProofTM was born. Sydney applied 14 years of construction experience and business acumen to her newfound purpose of providing seniors with the solution to feeling safe at home. She made it her mission to be a resource to both caregivers and seniors.
Senior ProofTM is a construction company that pivots into healthcare and provides free safety evaluations, installation of safety-measure and fall-prevention staples, and design and installation of ADA wheelchair-accessible showers and kitchens.
Sydney has grown the company to a 7-figure business in 3 years and has expanded into Orlando and Jacksonville. Recognizing the value of preventing falls, agencies including United Healthcare, Memorial Healthcare System, Encompass Health, and Area Agency on Aging Broward County have partnered with Senior ProofTM. Providing in-home safety planning, installing fall prevention resources and applicable home modifications, Senior ProofTM helps save lives and reduce healthcare costs.
Sydney is a CAP Certified technician who shares her expertise on the VIP Roundtable at John Knox Village and the Miami Dade Department of Health. She has spoken at several industry events, including at the 2022 Annual American Society on Aging Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
In addition to being an active member of Women United of the United Way of Broward County, She Builders of Rebuilding Together Broward County, Alzheimers Association and the Memorial Community Alliance, Sydney provides free fall-prevention seminars to low-income communities throughout Florida to educate them on low-cost, high-impact solutions. Sydney and Senior ProofTM have been recognized with the Healthcare Relentless Pursuit of Excellence Award, Memorial Healthcare System Community Partner Award, was the Miami-Dade College Scale-Up Entrepreneur Runner Up and the NextDoor 2022 Vendor of the Year.
Sydney lives in Davie with her husband and two beautiful young children.