Aging-in-Place Remodeling

The Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation is the result of the work of NAHB Remodelers, in conjunction with the NAHB Research Center, 50+ Housing Council, and AARP. The training program equips graduates with the technical, customer service, and marketing skills required to effectively service the burgeoning market for aging-in-place home modifications. Find out more about requirements and course outlines, as well as find answers to commonly-asked questions.

Aging-in-Place Remodeling
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The maturing of the U.S. Baby Boomer population is a huge opportunity for remodelers. As this consumer group expands, more and more are interested in remodeling their home to fit their new lifestyle and abilities. This Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) course will help you understand the …
4/20/2014
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Millions of Americans are living longer and more active lives. And with their changing lifestyles, maturing Americans are also looking to revitalize their home environments. Identifying these opportunities and developing the skills to interact with 50+ customers can help you grow your business …
4/20/2014
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Case study examines how collaboration between a team of CAPS remodelers and occupational therapists helped design and create an accessible home.
11/21/2013
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A CAPS occupational therapist discusses best practices for collaborating with CAPS remodelers.
11/21/2013
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The Homes for Life Awards recognize Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designees for excellence in aging-in-place design and/or accessible home modifications in a remodeled home. The award-winning remodelers offer specific design concepts and accessibility solutions that help residents to …
10/17/2013
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A CAPS remodeler undertakes a renovation project to redesign a home's outdoor access and bathroom access for a Florida client.
8/20/2013
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Remodelers around the country are reporting undertaking projects to modify homes for grandparents who are moving in with their adult children.
7/19/2012
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Have you ever wanted a quick reference for aging-in-place issues? Are you wondering how to incorporate some aesthetically pleasing designs into your projects? If so, the Aging-In-Place Design Checklist might be suited to your needs.
4/6/2012
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  Conveniently located outlets and light switches help make the bedroom more livable. Photos by Larry Bresko, Magic Moments Photography The home owner originally had an elevator installed in her Cincinnati-area home, which was built 20+ …
11/14/2011
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Modern amenities blend with the appeal of historic and rustic architecture in The Hillview, an award-winning, custom-designed 3,167-square-foot log home in Jefferson City, Mo., that the owners plan to enjoy as they grow older.
5/2/2011
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