In a perfect world, we’d be able to stay in our own homes as we reach our mature years. It’s usually quite a melancholy event when someone has to move out of their own home and into assisted living or with another family member because there are just too many obstacles and inconveniences in the way. What if I told you it’s entirely possible to stay in your own home as you age? What if I told you that you don’t have to move out of the place you built your life around and that you don't have to sacrifice your quality of life? Most people can stay in their own home, no matter their age or ability, as long as proper modifications have been made to meet their particular needs.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) established the Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS) program to address the growing number of consumers who will require these special home modifications. Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists have been extensively trained in market demographics, communication techniques, common remodeling projects, solutions to common barriers, aging-in-place home modifications, and the unique needs of the older adult population. CAPS program graduates are also required to maintain their designation by attending continuing education programs and/or participating in community service projects.
At Michael's Homes, we now have specially trained Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists on staff to better meet your remodeling needs. “With this training and knowledge, we are able to help people to live safely, independently, and comfortably in their own home as they age. The changes we make enable them to live in their homes for a long time, and this brings peace of mind to the homeowner and their entire family. As a company, it’s exciting and rewarding for us to be able to do this.”
Here are some innovative improvements a CAPS graduate is able to offer:
Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists can alter any inconvenience or difficult obstacle until your home has been perfectly customized to fit your particular needs. Changes like added ramps, lowered counters, and stair lifts make a world of a difference when it comes to your quality of life. You’ve made it this far - you should be able to fully enjoy the golden years of life within the comfort, safety, and familiarity of your own home. Whether you are aging and wish to continue living independently in your own home, you require immediate life changes, or have ongoing predictable living needs, a CAPS professional will find a solution to every problem. Contact Michaels Homes today to get in touch with a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist and see what positive changes they can help you make in your life.