As 77 million people in the “Baby Boomer” generation approach retirement, home modifications to allow “aging in place” is more important than ever. A Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) is trained to remodel homes with features that allow mature adults to continue to live independently in their homes, while providing them with additional comfort and safety features.
Here at Sherri Weaver Designs, we were not at ALL surprised to hear the AARP report that most Americans over the age of 45 prefer to age in place – especially if the alternative means moving to an assisted-living community. We know that creating a space to call your own can take a lifetime, and we want to help you remain in your beloved home, regardless of age or ability. You may even be surprised to learn that many accessible design modifications are actually less expensive than moving to an assisted-living facility! Our goal as your Aging-in-Place specialist is to incorporate the features and technology that will allow you to remain in your home for years to come.
The CAPS designation means that your home remodeler is highly knowledgeable about accessibility guidelines and requirements. We work closely with health care professionals, as well as with both occupational and physical therapists, to properly assess the unique features of your home. We also understand the importance of good design, so you can rest assured that your space will remain attractive and comfortable. As barrier-free remodeling specialists, we are able to recommend tailored solutions to turn your home into a safer environment – even while you’re still in residence!
Being a CAPS-designated remodeler also requires a commitment to continuing education. As changes in regulations and advances in technology progress, it is vital that your Aging-in-Place specialist stays abreast of these changes. Our commitment to this program means includes attending CAPS courses and participating in community service building projects in order to maintain these skills. This helps us to provide our clients with the best resources to make informed decisions about the remodel process.
If you are considered a remodeling project to focus on universal design, please call Sherri Weaver Designs today to learn more about the benefits of working with a CAPS-designated remodeler. We look forward to creating a safer and more comfortable home for you, so you can focus on the important things in life.