Aging In Place is the ability to remain in your home comfortably, safely and independently regardless of age or ability level.

 

A Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist will ensure you’re comfortable with the degree and speed of aging-in-place renovations and home modifications, so the changes can be subtle and gradual. Your guests may simply be impressed with how easy it is to move around and enjoy your house, with its wider doorways and brighter lighting throughout the home. They may not even notice the scope of mobility features implemented to ensure your continued comfort and independence. Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists use universal design features when considering aging-in-place home modifications, so the home will be safe and welcoming to everyone, regardless of their age or physical abilities.

As they age, many seniors prefer to stay in their own home, by themselves or with caregiver support, rather than move into a long-term-care or assisted living facility. Doing so enables them to maintain their accustomed surroundings, support networks and consistent routines, but often requires some form of change to the home itself. Seniors can avoid a great deal of stress during this time of change with help from a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist.

The Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation teaches the technical, business management and customer service skills essential to … home modifications for the aging in place.” 

—National Association of Home Builders 

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