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Aging In Place Transition Services Receives Certification from National Home Builders Association

CAPS.rgbNashville, Tennessee  February 18, 2013 — Aging in Place Transition Services is a team of senior living experts with experience in surrounding the fifty plus senior with an environment that fits them well. The company, which includes partners Sara Beth Warne and Linda Bolton, has met with success regionally and has now reached another milestone — certification as an Aging-in-Place Specialist from the National Association of Home Builders.

The Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation is the result of the work of NAHB Remodelers — in conjunction with the NAHB Research Center, 50+ Housing Council and AARP.

Graduates must complete the three-day training program that equips them with the technical, customer service and marketing skills required to effectively service the burgeoning market for aging-in-place home modifications.

Demographic trends indicate that homeowners who plan to stay in their homes, as they get older instead of making other housing accommodations are one of the fastest growing segments of the residential remodeling market. Many of these households can be expected to call on designers and contractors to adapt their homes to their changing needs and lifestyles in order to maintain their independence.

“In the unregulated field of senior services, this certification gives our staff another level of credibility and respect in our industry,” says Sara Beth Warne. “As CAPS professionals, we can work with you to create a safe, comfortable and more independent life in your home; both now and for the future. CAPS professionals are trained in common remodeling projects and costs, accessibility issues, product recommendations, codes and standards, and the process and resources needed to provide a complete aging-in-place solution.

Aging in Place Transition Services has found a great demand for these services in Nashville and surrounding communities in Middle Tennessee and Northern Alabama.

“Our company offers a wide variety of services to assist homeowners when seeking a more functional living environment as they age,” explains Linda Bolton.  “We chose to take the steps to become certificated because we wanted to offer our clients a higher level of expertise in our field.”

In addition to working directly with older clients, the company works with adult children, family members and caregivers who are often hindered by distance, career and family obligations to do what needs to be done. Aging in Place Transition Services offers solutions for existing homes as well as the capability to research alternate housing options and plan the moving process and after the move.

The organization, decision-making and physical labor associated with conducting a move, or making the existing home a safe and comfortable environment, can be overwhelming for the entire family.  Aging in Place Services provides a multi-faceted plan to the move process, from space assessment and planning to follow up “after the move” support.