Aging In Place represents a new concept that recognizes the overwhelming preference of most seniors - more than 80% - to age in place. Simply put, this means to remain in their home of choice as long as possible, without adapting to the an Assisted living facility or other new environment. It means finding creative solutions to enable seniors to live where have lived for years, using products, services, and conveniences which allow them to remain living at their home despite changing circumstances.
In recognizing the growing movement to enable Aging In Place, the Certified Aging In Place Specialist (CAPS) accreditation was developed. A CAPS certified professional has been trained on the unique needs of seniors, modifying homes so someone can live there longer as they age and addressing the most common barriers in a home. A CAPS-certified professional is uniquely qualified to help develop a plan that will allow physically challenged individuals to continue to live in the home of their choice safely and independently.
Likewise, the concept of "universal design" means the designing of all products and the built environment to be aesthetic and usable to the greatest extent possible by everyone, regardless of their age, ability, or status in life. In practice, it refers to a growing realization that home adaptations should not be limited to fixtures that are reminiscent of hospitals or nursing homes; they should be available in forms that adapt as seamlessly as possible to the existing décor, to remain as homelike as possible.
Adaptable Home Solutions staff includes a Certified Aging In Place Specialist (CAPS). Moreover, Adaptable Home Solutions is the proud holder of an Executive Certificate in Home Modification/Fall Prevention from the University of Southern California.