Aging in place means living in your home safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age or ability level. It is determining the priority to stay in a home for life rather then facility living. Because most homes are not designed for this, remodeling is necessary to customize & redesign a living space to make it a Home For Life.
Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) is a professional, certified designation that specializes in home modifications for the "aging-in-place". According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the term "aging-in-place" means remaining in one's home safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level. It means the pleasure of living in a familiar environment throughout one's maturing years, and the ability to enjoy the familiar daily rituals and special events that enrich all our lives. It's the reassurance of being able to call a house a 'home' for a lifetime. CAPS professionals have invested the time to learn specific strategies and techniques to design for an aesthetically pleasing, barrier-free environment. They have the expertise and credibility to help one design for a lifetime.