Crystal Creek Homes are Proud Certified Aging in Place Specialists

August 6, 2017

Crystal Creek Homes are Proud Certified Aging in Place Specialists

If you’re like the majority of Americans over the age of forty-five, you want to continue living in a familiar environment throughout your maturing years. According to AARP, older home owners overwhelmingly prefer to age-in-place, which means living in your home safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age or ability level. The NAHB Remodelers of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in collaboration with Home Innovation Research Labs, NAHB 50+ Housing Council, and AARP developed the Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist program to address the growing number of consumers that will soon require these modifications.

Crystal Creek Homes have built over 700 custom homes throughout the twenty-five years of building in the Prescott area and are proud to be Certified Aging in Place Specialists (CAPS). CAPS graduates pledge to uphold a code of ethics and are required to maintain their designation by attending continuing education programs and participating in community service.

A Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist has been trained in:

  • The unique needs of the older adult population
  • Aging-in-place home modifications
  • Common remodeling projects
  • Solutions to common barriers

When you hire a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist, you are buying a service rather than a product. Each CAPS professional draws from a different knowledge base and will approach your project in a different way. No matter where you start in the process, you will eventually need to hire a professional remodeler to actually make the modifications to your home. To age-in-place, you will probably need to modify your house as you mature to increase access and safety. Modifications may range from the installation of bathroom grab bars and adjusting countertop height to the creation of first floor bedrooms and the installation of private elevators.

If you’d like more information about Aging in Place remodeling and universal design, or if you’re looking to build a custom home in Prescott to retire, please contact Crystal Creek Builders today. We’ll help you build the custom home of your dreams with amenities that will continually meet your needs as you age into the best years of your life!

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