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...
"Theresa guided us through the home loan process, and assisted us every step of the way. She is the ultimate professional with experience and a personable, caring attitude. Her knowledge and diligence made all the difference, and she kept us informed every step of the way! We felt very fortunate to have her expertise, and any home buyer would be lucky to have her on their team. Theresa went the extra mile to guide us through the requirements and options, and her whole team was very knowledgeable and responsive. Thanks for making this possible for us, we love our new home!" -- Ellen and Ross H.
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