Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist can help homeowners create a safe and functional home that will last a lifetime.
Now more than ever, homeowners in Jacksonville and across the country are choosing to remain in their homes or the homes of their loved ones as they grow older instead of retiring to senior living communities—something referred to as aging-in-place. For most, this trend is alluring because it allows you to remain in the home you love while maintaining the lifestyle and relationships you have built over the years. While homeowners are ready to age-in-place, their homes are often not. Unfortunately, most homes have not been designed with accessibility in mind and present barriers to those who wish to age-in-place.
Adapting your home to fit your changing needs as you grow older may seem overwhelming, but with the help of a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist, it doesn’t have to be.
What is a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist?
A Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist can help you create an accessible environment and transform your home to suit your long-term needs. These professionals have received extensive training from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) that enables them to understand accessibility barriers and discover how to provide solutions.
The NAHB specifically describes the designation as, “The Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation program teaches the technical, business management, and customer service skills essential to competing in the fastest-growing segment of the residential remodeling industry: home modifications for the aging-in-place.”
Remodeling for Aging-in-Place
When remodeling your home to age-in-place, you should consider modifications that are most important to your future needs and lifestyle, in addition to incorporating universal design standards. Universal design is an approach that creates accessible environments for all individuals despite their age, ability, or other characteristics. Modifications often include wheelchair ramps, handrails and grab bars, lower countertops, wider entryways and hallways, and nonslip flooring, amongst numerous others. Overall, the priority will be to create a functional and safe space where you can comfortably grow old.
Why choose a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist?
A Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist is well-equipped to guide you through your entire home remodel, ensuring your home will meet your unique accessibility needs for years to come.
As a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist, Elizabeth Evans Custom Homes has the experience and knowledge to help Jacksonville homeowners age-in-place. Not only do the tools and training we have received apply to aging-in-place, but they also apply to anyone who needs a home that is adaptable to their unique needs and abilities. If you need a home that is more accessible, no matter the reason, contact our team of experts today.