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Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS)

St. Luke's Hospital Spirit of WomenWhat is a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist?

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), in collaboration with AARP and other experts, developed the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation, which is achieved through training and testing during a multicourse educational program.

A Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist understands the unique needs of the older adult population and is knowledgeable about, aging-in-place home modifications, common remodeling projects and solutions to common barriers. CAPS designees are often remodelers, but designers, OTs, architects and others frequently achieve this designation as well.

A Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist can:

  • Recommend updates that will help a person live independently in his or her own home
  • Work with an Occupational therapists to develop a home modification or build plan based on the safety and functional needs of an individual or household
  • Collaborate with a licensed contractor as your interior designer about building and design strategies and techniques for creating attractive, barrier-free living spaces
  • Provide information about building codes and standards, useful products and resources, and the costs and time required for common remodeling projects