What is a Certified Aging in Place Specialst?
It is no secret that living in the home of your choice is something most Americans desire. It is also true that the majority of people are interested in aging in place. Which is, staying that home of your choice safely, no matter what you age or physical abilities.
To help ensure more people have this opportunity, The NAHB Remodelers of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) collaborated with Home Innovation Research Labs, NAHB 50+ Housing Council, and AARP to develop the the Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS) program.
This program was specifically designed to help companies better meet the needs of customers who are over age 50.
In layman’s terms, a CAPS certified professional has been trained on the unique housing needs of customers over 50 years old, so they can remodel the home to allow that person to live there longer.
Certified Aging in Place Specialist designation
The CAPS program teaches the technical, business management, and customer service skills necessary to serve the rapidly growing home remodeling industry. Specifically, home remodeling for aging in place.
As you grow older, staying in your home comfortably and safely becomes more of a priority. That is why having a licensed, experienced and certified professional is so important:
So you can rest easy knowing someone who has been trained to understand you, and your current and future housing needs.
A CAPS professional makes sense
If your goal is making your home into a “lifetime home”, or making it easier and more enjoyable to live in, choosing an experienced CAPS professonal makes sense.
Beyond just your needs, this type of accessible remodeling helps you make your home visitable by anyone. You can have your family and friends visit knowing your home is safe and easy-to-use for them.
As a Certified Aging in Place Specialist, Jeff DeVol can help you understand what changes you should make in your home and why.
Beyond the designation
When you are looking for a contractor who can remodel your home for later in life, there is one very important thing to consider:
Just because a contractor has earned the CAPS designation does not necessarily mean they have experience in accessible design, Universal Design and construction of these types of projects.
Jeff DeVol has decades of experience in accessible design, Universal Design and construction. He is also received the Certified Aging in Place Specialist designation from the NAHB.