Aging in Place

 

Hire a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist and make your house a home for a lifetime.

The NAHB Remodelers of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in collaboration with Home Innovation Research Labs, NAHB 50+ Housing Council, and AARP developed the Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS) program to address the growing numbers seeking solutions to live independently in the comfort and familiarity of their home.

How long do you plan to live in your current home?

If you’re like the majority of Americans over the age of 45, you want to continue living in a familiar environment throughout your maturing years. According to the AARP, older adults overwhelmingly prefer to age in place, which means living in your home safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age or ability level.

How should you modify your home to make it more comfortable?

To age-in-place, you will probably need to modify your house as you mature to increase access and safety. Modifications may range from the installation of bathroom grab bars and adjusting countertop height to the creation of first-floor bedrooms and the installation of private elevators.

Who can you rely on to modify your home?

CAPS professionals have the answers to your questions. We have been taught the strategies and techniques for designing and building aesthetically pleasing, barrier-free living environments. CAPS graduates pledge to uphold a code of ethics and are required to maintain their designation by attending continuing education programs and participating in community service.