Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) Online Classes

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Location: Online

Monday, November 2, 2020 12:00AM - Wednesday, November 4, 2020 ~ 11:30PM

Chris Moore will be teaching the Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) curriculum online on November 2-4.

To register, visit https://rrhba.com/event-calendar/.

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.

The baby boom generation has many choices as this large population of potential clients for remodelers, builders, contractors and occupational therapists considers where to live — but overwhelmingly, seniors would prefer to stay in their own homes. The CAPS designation offers your potential clients what they need most: reassurance that you’ll help them make the choices that will help them stay in their homes safely and securely.

In addition, the CAPS designation helps you make your clients’ homes more “visitable.” Even if the home owners don’t think they need additional task lighting, grab bars, and other home modifications for their own use, their family members and visitors might. CAPS helps you help your clients make the right choices, and it gives you more security in remodeling market niche that’s continuing to grow in popularity.

While this popular educational program was previously only available in person, it is now available online. If you or anyone you know is interested in taking these classes, please go to https://rrhba.com/event-calendar/ to register. Please register by Thursday, October 29 to be included. Please call Chris Moore at 540-556-0650 if you have questions.

Chris Moore is a certified aging in place specialist (CAPS), a certified environmental access consultant (CEAC), a senior home safety specialist (SHSS) and a certified graduate remodeler (CGR). He holds an executive certificate in home modification from the Andrus Gerontology Center at the University of Southern California, a bachelor's degree in business administration from Averett College in Virginia, and an associate of arts degree from Simon's Rock College in Massachusetts. Chris is a charter member and Chairman of the Western and Central Virginia Aging in Place Council. Chris is an expert on using universal design principles to build and remodel homes to help seniors age in place. He has more than 33 years of experience in the residential construction industry. In 2001, he founded Solid Rock Enterprises, Inc., to provide quality building, remodeling, and consulting services in the Roanoke Valley of Virginia. He performs comprehensive home evaluations to measure his clients' abilities against the features of their homes in order to recommend home modifications customized for each client's unique situation. Chris also teaches the CAPS curriculum through the National Association of Home Builders and speaks to groups on aging in place, universal design, home modification, and home safety. He is the author of Housing Matters, a column that appears monthly in Senior News, a member of the Age Safe® Advisory Team, serves on the Advisory Council at Good Samaritan Hospice, and is a recognized expert on aging in place matters at www.caring.com.