June 04, 2007

Building a Habitable Future

In 2002, the National Association of Home Builders developed a certification program aimed at training contractors on the unique needs of the elderly and how to modify their homes to make them safe. In the five years since, more than 1,000 builders, architects, home remodelers and other professionals have signed up for NAHB's three-day aging-in-place course.

Certified aging-in-place specialists, or CAPS, follow many of the principles of Universal Design, which aims to accommodate users of all sizes and abilities.

Read more in a series on Universal Design as a solution to aging-n-place at Moving On: With new products, renovations, seniors can stay home.

Posted by rollingrains at June 4, 2007 05:53 AM