Aging in Place Specialist
Theresa is a licensed lender in Oregon and Washington, and is a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS).
- What is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS)?
- What is aging-in-place?
- Overview of the CAPS Program
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 NAHB Professional Remodelers Organization (PRO), in collaboration with the AARP, NAHB Research Center, and NAHB Seniors Housing Council, developed this program to provide comprehensive, practical, market-specific information about working with older and maturing adults to remodel their homes for aging-in-place.
In plain English, aging-in-place means remaining in one’s home safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level. It means the pleasure of living in a familiar environment throughout one’s maturing years, and the ability to enjoy the familiar daily rituals and the special events that enrich all our lives. It means the reassurance of being able to call a house a “home” for a lifetime.
The program CAPS teaches the strategies and techniques for marketing, designing, and building aesthetically enriching, barrier-free living environments. This program goes beyond universal design; CAPS addresses the communication and technical needs to a specific market. CAPS adds value to that knowledge by providing insights into how to market to and work the demographic group. Candidates who already possess an industry certification with a business component are exempt from taking the third day (see below for additional information).
- Marketing and Communication Strategies for Aging and Accessibility (CAPS I): background on the older adult population; communication techniques; common remodeling expenditures and projects; accessing the aging-in-place remodeling market.
- Design/Build Solutions for Aging and Accessibility (CAPS II): codes and standards; common barriers and solutions; product ideas and resources.
Upon completion of the CAPS coursework, participants receive a graduation application. Participants must complete and submit the graduation application to NAHB Education before they can use the “CAPS” designation.
Call Theresa Springer (MLO #70667/NMLS #70667) today at 360-798-4161 to see the difference that working with an experienced home loan professional can make for you.
Word on the Street...
"For years, my husband and I debated whether we would remodel our home or move. Our desire was to remodel, but we just didn't know where to begin. One of the biggest deterrents was the financing. We had no idea how to finance such a large project and weren't educated on the options available to us. But when we found Theresa Springer, it was like finding the key to building our dream home. Theresa clearly explained all of our options and walked us through every step of the project. Even when we were well on our way, she was available for questions and checked-in on a regular basis to make sure everything was running smoothly. Theresa was genuinely interested in and dedicated to our project and took pride in following it through to the end. Without Theresa's guidance and commitment, we may have sold our house and missed out on the beautiful home it is today. Thanks a million Theresa!" -- Amy & Paul W.
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