The Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) is a designation from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelors™ Council.
The Certified Aging in Place Specialist program exists to help professionals in home building and remodeling learn how to modify homes so people over the age of 50 can live comfortably and safely in the home of their choosing. This is a crucial part of aging in place.
The NAHB shares this about the CAPS program:
The Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation program teaches the technical, business management, and customer service skills essential to competing in the fastest growing segment of the residential remodeling industry: home modifications for the aging-in-place.
Studies have shown year after year that people want to live in their own homes. CAPS professionals help them accomplish that safely and securely.
Certified Aging in Place Specialist program
Beyond learning how to create the features people need in their homes to age in place, CAPS designees also learn the basics of customer service skills for older adults. As well as, the technical and business training on how best serve them.
You can learn more about Certified Aging in Place Specialist program by visiting their NAHB website.
Why CAPS matters
The Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) designation is awarded to professionals who have gone through training so they can better help older adults live in their homes safely as they age.
By leveraging Universal Design principles, accessible remodeling features and experience, a CAPS professional Remodeler can create a home for you that suits your needs today and in the future. (You can see some of our aging in place remodeling projects, as well as learn more about the importance of this type of remodeling.)
Jeff DeVol, owner of DeVol Design.Build. Remodel is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist with decades of experience creating accessible homes for people in the Cincinnati area.