What we are up to: Certified Aging in Place Specialist

We are continually learning at AG’s Home Solutions. Natalie Edwards, co-owner and local Realtor has earned a designation as a Certified Aging in Place Specialist. (CAPS) For many years contractors and health care professionals have been providing home modifications services to a growing population of older people wanting to safely enjoy their homes longer. In 2001, the National Association of Home Builder (NAHB) decided to formally train professionals to address the needs utilizing best practices in construction. Lowes provides funding to sponsor this training. Once certified, specialist complete annual continuing education to stay current in evolving best practices and products.  


Emerging trends in the market reveal that aging in place modifications are no longer just about older adults. Those with traumatic injuries or living with disabilities can also benefit from modifications that improve the safety of the home for residents and visitors. CAPS professionals are trained to explore the dynamic of those living in the home and to work with health care professionals to designs spaces that are safe.    


You may ask what types of modifications we explore. Each design is customized to the client needs and could include lighting, accessibility such as ramps, lifts, or elevators, grab bars, no curb showers, comfort height toilets, hardware on cabinets and doors that are easier to open. Combining our construction and real estate expertise with the CAPS certification bring a wealth of knowledge to your project. Give us a call today at (252) 947-2526 to discuss your needs.