How to age in place

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The Certified Aging in Place Specialist designation was developed by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), in collaboration with the AARP.

This program was developed to provide professional training that would enable builders and remodelers 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 professional has trained on the unique needs of seniors, modifying homes so someone can live there longer as they age. CAPS professional address the most common barriers in a home.

Choosing a CAPS professional is the right choice for an aging-in-place remodeling project or new home construction for those seniors building homes 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 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.

To find a Certified Aging in Place Specialist in your area, call 1-800-368-5242 or the Grand Junction HBA office at 245-0253.

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