Aging In Place Certified Specialists (CAPS)
Aging-in-Place means remaining in one's home safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age, income or ability level. It means the pleasure of living in a familiar environment throughout one's maturing years and the ability to enjoy the familiar daily rituals and the special events that enrich all our lives. It means being able to call a house a "home" for a lifetime. All Phase Remodeling is experienced in designing and building environments that are more accessible to all people, regardless of age, size or physical abilities.
The Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation was developed by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelors™ Council, in collaboration with the AARP, NAHB Research Center and NAHB Seniors Housing Council. This program was developed to provide professionals training that would enable them to accommodate the needs of people over the age of 50, as well as the knowledge they would need to modify their homes for aging in place.
The program focuses specifically on the customer service skills, technical information and business management training needed to properly serve the needs of older adults. In layman’s terms, a CAPS certified professional has been trained on the unique needs of seniors, modifying homes so someone can live there longer as they age and addressing the most common barriers in a home.
If you are concerned about making your home "aging ready", finding a CAPS certified professional is your best first step to making sure your future needs are addressed during your remodeling project.
Why You Should Choose a Certified Aging in Place Specialist
Choosing a CAPS professional is always the right choice for an aging in place remodeling project or new home construction for those seniors building the home they want to age in. These professionals have taken part in a training and certification process through the National Association of Home Builders which prepares them to anticipate and meet the needs of older people.
Through the use of universal design principles, CAPS professionals can work with you to create a safe, comfortable and more independent life in your home; both now and for the future. But, it doesn’t stop with addressing design. CAPS professionals are trained in common remodeling projects and costs, accessibility issues, product recommendations, codes and standards, and the process and resources needed to provide a complete aging in place solution.
When you use the services of a Certified Aging in Place Specialist, you can rest assured that this person has been reliably instructed on how to craft solutions that meet the needs of seniors. Click here for more information from the National Association of Home Builders.
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