Why should you select a contractor who is CAPS certified for your home improvement project?
When a smart shopper selects someone to design and implement a remodeling project for their home, they want someone who is professional, properly licensed and insured, and skilled in the trade needed for the project at hand. After all, this is an investment and they want it to be wise one.
If you are also part of the Baby Boomer generation, a Generation X'er or a Millennial, you also want to plan ahead. You want your hard-earned dollars to be well spent and your project to take care of your present needs but still be useful in the years to come.
So why choose Accessible Solutions?
- Professional: Serving the construction industry since 1978.
- Licensed and Insured: Construction Supervisor License in Massachusetts for over 35 years,
- MA Home Improvement Contractor Registration
- Lead Safe Registration Contractor License
- CAPS certified.
CAPS is a Designation that someone is a “Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist.
Deb Chesbrough is one of a select group of professionals nationwide to earn the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation, identifying that Accessible Solutions has the skills and knowledge necessary to remodel or modify a home to meet the unique needs of baby boomers, generation x’ers, millennials, the senior population, and disabled owners or their visitors.
The National Association of Home Builders, in partnership with the AARP and NAHB Research Center, created the CAPS program, which includes training and education on the technical, business management and customer service skills essential to compete in the fastest-growing segment of the residential remodeling industry — home modifications for aging-in-place.
CAPS graduates include remodelers, builders, designers, architects, occupational therapists and others who help homeowners remain in their homes safely, independently and comfortably as they age.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines aging in place as "the ability to live in one's own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level"
Most adults would prefer to age in place—that is, remain in their home of choice as long as possible. In fact, 90 percent of adults over the age of 65 report that they would prefer to stay in their current residence as they age. One-third of American households are home to one or more residents 60 years of age or older.
With COVID 19, we have seen how quickly our lives and physical condition can change. That is just one example. Anyone of us could suddenly become a caregiver for an aging parent, or we could experience a life changing event such as stroke.
This is where a CAPS designer and remodeler can help you make a wise investment in your home and in your future. Any projects made now can be done thoughtfully and tastefully, incorporating some special “aging in place” techniques now, or having the basis in place now so that they can easily be added in the future.
Contact Deb at Accessible Solutions today. We offer Aging in Place Home Evaluations and can help you make your home your home for Life.