Certified Aging In Place Specialist
The concept of “Aging In Place” is one that encourages and supports homeowners to remain in their home comfortably and safely, now and in the future. With the cost of care at nursing homes & assisted living facilities being harder to afford, Aging in Place offers independence and familiarity. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in collaboration with Home Innovation Research Labs, NAHB 50+ Housing Council, and the AARP, developed the Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS) program to address the growing number of consumers that will soon require modifications to their home. This certification gives our clients reassurance they are being guided thoughtfully and professionally through a process.
Examples of questions to explore:
What are your safety concerns?
What do you like and dislike about your current space?
How do you relate to one another within the spaces of your home?
With careful, interactive guidance we will discover solutions together to address your unique needs.
Design Concepts to consider for Aging in Place Remodeling:
Additions –Sometimes adding a main floor master suite equipped with a kitchenette and laundry, such mobility issues with stairs are eliminated. If you live in a multi-story home consider adding an elevator, dumbwaiter or chair lift to avoid the dangers of stairways.
No-Step Entry or Exits– It is a great idea to consider at least one no step entry whether it is inside the garage or an outside entry. Both require a bit of forethought during the planning phase,but can easily be integrated with the overall style of your home.
Accessible Bathrooms –Remodeling an existing bathroom can take some thought and planning. Modifications such as converting an existing tub to a zero entry shower or a walk-in tub, installing grab bars, using non slip flooring and lever style faucets are all adjustments that will lead you to stay safe in your home.
With a growing number of aging adults staying in their homes, it’s important to consider the usability and accessibility issues that may be present. Our team cares about your needs throughout the entire process: from concept to completion.