Did you know that addressing the housing needs of aging Baby Boomers
is the fastest growing segment of the residential remodeling industry? Even new home construction offers options for older buyers seeking to downsize, relocate or create multi-generational households.
National studies reveal that 90% of Americans want to stay in their homes as they grow older, yet according to AARP 85% have done nothing to prepare their residences for the necessary modifications to keep them safe, secure, and enjoying daily life in familiar surroundings.
In preparation for the Baby Boomers hitting retirement years, the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation was developed by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers™ Council in collaboration with NAHB Home Innovation Research Labs, NAHB 50+ Housing Council and AARP.
The CAPS program provides comprehensive, practical and market-specific training for professionals to accommodate the unique needs of individuals over age 50, address common barriers in the home, and make customized modifications so that the people can live there safely as they age.
A CAPS professional can also assist homeowners create a more “visitable” residence even if these modifications may not be for their own immediate use. Changes such as additional task lighting, grab bars, and slip-proof flooring are just a few modifications that could be welcomed by their family members and visitors.
February 6, 2019; 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
CAPS I - Marketing & Communicating with the Aging-in-Place Client
Learn the knowledge and tools to effectively market and sell services to the aging-in-place (AIP) market. Identify access points and marketing opportunities for specific market segments based on client needs.
February 7, 2019; 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
CAPS II – Design Concepts for Livable Homes and Aging-in-Place
Learn the special considerations for estimating, scheduling and executing jobs for Aging in Place clients. Identify the five categories of design and real solutions for modifying homes for all three market segments (without need, progressive conditions, urgent need.)
February 8, 2019; 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
CAPS III – Details & Solutions for Livable Homes and Aging-in-Place
Learn design solutions and techniques for professionals whose clients require specialized design and equipment to live and thrive comfortably in their homes. Whole house product specification and installation techniques will be covered accompanied by practical, hands-on activities.
Fritzi Gros-Daillon is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA), a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) and an instructor for the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB.) Her business, Household Guardians, is a home safety consulting company in San Diego. She is now Chief Advocacy Officer for Age Safe America, training new advisors throughout the US. Her book, Grace and Grit: Real Life Insights to the Challenges of Aging, has won four national book awards and one international award.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Remodelers, financial professionals, healthcare professionals, occupational therapists, designers, builders, architects, specialized building trades, community developers, city planners, certified senior advisors, realtors, and other professionals serving the 50+ and/or the disabled marketplace.
SPECIAL PACKAGE PRICE - $800 for all 3 courses
SPECIAL SINGLE ONE DAY PRICE - $267 per course