I found some helpful information from the National Association of Home Builders for folks looking into renovating their homes to meet their current needs. Aging related home improvement projects are on the rise as a large portion of our population gets older.
Hire a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist and make your house a home for a lifetime
Resources for Home Owners
- Find a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist in your area
- What is Design for Independent Living?
- What is Universal Design?
- Aging-in-Place Remodeling Checklist
- CAPS 101: Aging-in-Place vs. Universal Design
- Multigenerational Living
If you’re like the majority of Americans over the age of 45, you want to continue living in a familiar environment throughout your maturing years. According to AARP, older homeowners overwhelmingly prefer to age-in-place, which means living in your home safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age or ability level.
The NAHB Remodelers of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in collaboration with Home Innovation Research Labs, NAHB 50+ Housing Council, and AARP developed the Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS) program to address the growing number of consumers that will soon require these modifications. While most CAPS professionals are remodelers, an increasing number are general contractors, designers, architects, and health care professionals.