Our Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists (CAPS) have been trained in the unique needs of the older adult population, aging in place home modifications, common remodeling projects, and solutions to common barriers.
What is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist?
A Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) is someone who understands the aging-in-place home remodeling market and the technology, tools and resources that are available for seniors to age in place. Individuals with the CAPS designation are trained in the needs of the aging population, common remodeling projects and expenditures, codes and standards, product ideas and resources.
Why choose a CAPS evaluation?
There are many good reasons why older adults prefer to remain in their own homes and communities. Proximity to family and friends, the comfort of familiar surroundings, privacy — all of these are important. A widowed senior may feel closer to his lost loved one by staying in the house they shared for several decades. While places like residential care homes and sheltered independent living communities are essential facilities to have available, an elder senior may become isolated if separated from neighbors, friends and other social amenities.
A CAPS professional can help you make your home “aging-ready.” Working with a certified aging in place specialist gives you the assurance that you are dealing with someone who has had training in crafting solutions that meet the independent housing needs of older adults. CAPS professionals utilize universal design principles to create a safer, more comfortable and more independent life in their own home, both now and in the future.
What types of home alterations and equipment can a Freedom Mobility CAPS specialist help with?
- Safety Bars to help minimize the risk of falls
- Bathroom Safety
- Lift Chairs
- Transfer Aids
- Hospital Beds
What happens after my CAPS evaluation is over?
After the consultation is complete, the CAPS specialist will email or call you with your estimates within 24-48 hours. From there you can decide which work you would like to have completed and set up installation or delivery.
At Freedom Mobility, we understand in some situations you need to future proof. While we can assess all areas of the home at one time, we keep your estimates on file until you decide the time is right.
How can I schedule my evaluation?
Our CAPS evaluation costs $75 and will be refunded to you with the purchase or rental of any equipment recommended from your appointment. Please call us at the showroom to schedule.