What Is A Certified Aging In Place Specialist and How Can They Help


The Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) designation is used to identify those that have been trained to help seniors & older adults live in their homes safely as they age.

The designation program was created by the NAHB Remodelers of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in collaboration with Home Innovation Research Labs, NAHB 50+ Housing Council and the AARP developed the Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS).  The CAPS program helps professionals learn the technical, business management and customer service skills needed to serve the needs of older adults.

How they can help older adults

A Certified Aging in Place Specialist can provide any number of services to seniors and older adults. To date, most are home remodelers, but there are a growing number of health care professionals, home care providers, architects, designers and other professions in their ranks.

Though the training provided for the CAPS designation is not inclusive of everything they need to know, a great many professionals go on to study more about aging in place, including Universal Design, home safety or other areas that can help people live safely at home.

What is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist video

What is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist, by Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care. Mary explains what a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) is and how they can help you stay in your home longer, and more safely, as you age.

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