“Planning modifications and making changes to your home that can help you continue living there comfortably and safely—those are the provinces of Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists (or CAPS).” -National Association of Home Builders
These experts have the answers to many of your housing questions and problems. CAPS professionals have learned strategies and techniques for designing and building attractive, barrier-free living environments.
A Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist:
- Has been trained to meet the housing needs of the age-50+ population
- Can identify and/or make home modifications or changes to help people live independently in their homes at later ages
- Can find solutions to common obstacles that make houses unsafe or uncomfortable
The Remodeler’s Council of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), in collaboration with the NAHB Research Center, the NAHB 50+ Housing Council, and AARP, developed the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) program to help consumers with the dream of making their houses homes for a lifetime, even if their needs and abilities change.
Source: CAPS information from the National Association of Home Builders website. Please visit the NAHB site directly for more information.