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Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS)

Why Hire a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS)?

The CAPS Designation was developed by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in partnership with American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and is administered by NAHB.


Professionals who have earned the CAPS designation are experts in designing and building aesthetically-enriching, barrier-free living environments. They have been trained in the unique needs of the aging population and apply strategies and techniques to provide comprehensive and practical home modification solutions.

CAPS graduates also pledge to uphold a professional code of ethics and are required to take continuing education to maintain their designation.

When you hire a CAPS, you are buying a service rather than a product. 

Top Five Reasons to Hire a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS)

1.  You will be working with a professional who values the importance of ongoing education and training and is willing to invest the time and money necessary to stay current on aging-in-place issues.


2.  A CAPS works closely with remodelers and health professionals, such as occupational therapists, who understand the challenges of aging and can provide safe, attractive and accessible modifications to your home.

3.  Your CAPS is a credible professional with a helpful network of other aging-in-place experts such as therapists, Veterans Administration officials and product suppliers who can serve as additional resources.


4.  Should you ever choose to sell your modified home, your CAPS’ influence can make your home more marketable.

5.  Modifying your home with a CAPS can potentially be less expensive than alternative arrangements in the future.

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