It’s simple really, CAPS stands for Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist. What it represents is a commitment by the individual who carries this designation to understanding the unique needs of people who find that they need special accommodations in their homes. Hiring a CAPS professional is the first step in making certain that your home environment is safe and secure. Whether you are a baby boomer, part of the greatest generation, a veteran or have recently experienced a change in your mobility, a CAPS professional can help you understand the best way to make your home your haven.

The CAPS designation is conferred upon completion of an extensive 3-day training class that has been approved by the National Association of Home Builders in partnership with AARP.

The Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation program teaches the technical, business management, and customer service skills essential to competing in the fastest growing segment of the residential remodeling industry: home modifications for the aging-in-place.

Now that you know what CAPS is are you wondering why you should care? That’s a very good question. You should care because most everyone will experience age or health related conditions at some point in their life; conditions that may limit mobility and accessibility. Sometimes these will be significant and long-lasting and sometimes they will be difficult and temporary. Employing a CAPS professional to assess wether your home will be safe and adaptable will save a lot of stress and anxiety during these situations.

CAPS professionals are trained in Universal Design and ADA principles, which means that modifications that are recommended can be both functional and attractive. If you are like 86% of Americans over the age of 65, you want to be able to stay in your home and community as you age. An assessment from a CAPS professional can help you make that a reality.


If you have any questions or would like to schedule a CAPS assessment, please get in touch. Jeff, our CAPS professional can be reached at: or by phone at 623.505.1211