With an increased emphasis on concepts, products and solutions, two of the three courses leading to the Certified Aging-in-Place designation have a new look – and now they are ready for primetime.
The number of adults over age 65 will more than double between now and 2050, to some 80 million. And most wish to remain in their homes as they age. Clients need skilled remodelers to make the necessary home modifications that allow them to age in place. The Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist designation is your opportunity to reach this fast-growing demographic.
At the recent NAHB Remodelers Show, Barb Mueller and Nancy Schnur were honored for their respective aging-in-place and universal design projects.
Often it’s important to know why to build something, not just how. That’s certainly true among remodelers and others who take the three-day Certified Aging in Place Specialist course, which not only opens the doors for professionals to enter this growing niche but also opens eyes.
Remodelers can now conduct a home assessment for an aging client more quickly and accurately thanks to a new mobile app called Silver Spaces. The app provides remodelers with customizable tools and information to help them thoroughly address the safety concerns of their clients while not having to waste time printing and filling out forms.