"CERTIFIED AGING IN PLACE SPECIALIST TRAINING (CAPS)" PROGRAM
50+ Housing Council.
"While there's a growing need, there's also been a growing fear, as a result of the unfortunate work of a few unscrupulous contractors. This program represents a welcome opportunity for us to help our members identify the good guys, the professionals they can hire with confidence."
-Leon Harper, AARP.source:nahb.org
"Remodelers can't afford to ignore the aging-in-place market."
- Dan Bawden CAPS Program Developer
Certified Aging in Place Specialists are trained in the needs of the older adult population, aging in place home modifications and projects such as bathroom and kitchen remodeling, along with common problems associated with remodeling for the elderly.
Training coursed include:
-Marketing and Communication for Aging and Accessibility (CAPS I)
-Design and Building Solutions for Aging and Accessibility (CAPS II)
-Business Management for Building Professionals.
In addition to training coursed Certified Aging in Place Specialists are required to perform contract work under a code of ethics and are required to keep up with continuing education units from the building industry.
Certified Aging in Place Specialists are also required to do a small amount community service projects that includes any work done for the public for free.
Proof of liability insurance, workers compensation insurance and a valid business license state are required to be a Certified Aging in Place Specialist.
A small sample of aging in place home modifications or repairs for seniors may include:
-Installation of home elevators, stair, chair lifts
-Wheelchair or handicap ramps Installation of bath and shower grab bars
-Adjustment of countertop heights
-User Friendly Appliances
-Smooth Surface Flooring
-Curb less Shower stalls
-Multi-functional first-floor master suites
The "National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)" has an annual award, the"Homes for Life CAPS Design Award"to honor Certified Aging in Place Specialist designers. The award recognizes outstanding aging-in-place remodeling projects.
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USC Executive Certificate in Home Modification Training Program - Across the USA.
Training program for professional remodelers, contractors, planners, occupational and physical therapists, and policymakers representing the elderly and people with disabilities. To help seniors to live independently, have easier mobility and access in their homes while reducing elderly fall accidents.
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American Society on Aging - Education on Housing, Accessibility & Technology Program Available online - Education and training for professionals and others on creating better designed accessible senior housing and community and public spaces for the aging population. Innovation and research in the design of products and services for seniors using assistive technology is also a priority to help the aging population.