Episode 007: Advice from a Certified Aging in Place Specialist
Live in your home for life! An Interview with Stefan Carlson, a Certified Aging in Place Specialist.
In this episode of the Aging in America Podcast we talk with Stefan Carlson, a Certified Aging in Place Specialist through the National Association of Home Builders. 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.
Stefan’s company, Carlson Projects, has a program called “Homes-for-life”. This program offers clients what they need most: reassurance that they’ll help individuals make the choices that will help them stay in their homes safely and securely. This is their niche, where they love to serve, solving problems by using their 20 plus years experience in the industry to implement solutions that not only fit budgets, but also lifestyles. They believe a safe home is a home for life!
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In this episode you will learn:
- The one thing you need to do to make your home safer for the aging process (hint: it involves light!)
- What it means to be a certified aging in place specialist
- The top 5 modifications done to someone’s home to accommodate for aging
- The standard height for installing a grab bar
- Why a home assessment is necessary after age 50
- Why throw rugs are a danger in your home
- The one type of house that makes it challenging to age in place
Links and/or resources mentioned in this episode:
- Carlson Projects “Homes for Life” Program
- National Association of Home Builders CAPS certification
- Sunlight Support Home Modification Services
- Carlson Projects Contact Info
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