Aging-In-Place Specialist—

Aging in Place means living in one’s home independently regardless of age or ability. Imagine building a house when you’re young that you can live in as you age: wide doorways can accommodate both a stroller and a wheelchair; towel racks in the kitchen double as grab bars as balance grows unsteady; and entryways are smooth to prevent tripping. Builders incorporate these concepts of universal design to create homes that are barrier-free without looking purposely modified.

Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist

Chuck Miller is one of the select group of professionals nationwide to earn the Certified Aging‐in‐Place Specialist (CAPS) designation, identifying him as a Builder / Remodeler with the skills and knowledge necessary to remodel or modify a home to meet the unique needs of the older population, disabled owners or their visitors.

The National Association of Home Builders, in partnership with the AARP and Home Innovation Research Labs, created the CAPS program, which includes training and education on the technical, business management and customer service skills essential to compete in the fastest‐growing segment of the residential remodeling industry — home modifications for aging‐in‐place.

Information on Aging-In-Place including “All About Aging-In-Place” – a fact sheet produced by the National Association of Home Builders which provides information on how to design and build a new home or remodel your existing home so that you can live there independently regardless of your age or physical ability, “Aging-In-Place Checklist” – a checklist containing feature you may want to consider for your next new construction or renovation project and give you a quick reference for various aging-in-place issues, and articles on ”Aging in Place: Facilitating Choice and Independence” and “Measuring the Cost and Savings of Aging in Place.”

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