Are you hoping to be able to live in your existing home long after you retire?
Are you wondering what changes you might need to make to your home to meet your future needs?
The Journal of Housing for the Elderly states that aging in place is not moving from one’s present residence in order to secure necessary support services in response to changing needs. Aging in Place has grown in popularity and celebrated by the National Aging in Place Week (October)and the National Aging in Place Council that promotes the positive outcomes of seniors having a choice in their care and living arrangements.
Maybe you’ve heard the terms universal design, barrier-free and aging-in-place as they relate to accessibility, but are not sure what is involved in these types of home remodeling projects. Carpenter Beach construction is a CAPS certified aging in place specialist and can offer comprehensive and practical home accessibility solutions. We will walk you through the steps to creating modifications that are beautiful and functional while allowing access to anybody regardless of their age or abilities.
The CAPS designation awarded by the National Association of Home Builders and Remodelers are national credentials which recognize a high level of professional expertise in the area of Universal Design. Recipients have completed specialized training and passed an exam demonstrating proficiency in the evaluation and strategic design and building of aesthetically enriching, barrier-free living environments, planning for physical and mobility changes that occur with aging. To earn the certification, one must complete a series of coursework, pass an exam, and commit to ongoing education to keep current with strategies and products available to help homes be accessible, and maximize the length of time homeowners can safely live independently.