Education: CAPS I August 28th / CAPS II August 29th / NEW CAPS III August 30, 2017
Marketing and Communicating with the Aging in Place Client (CAPS I)
Millions of Americans are living longer and more active lives. Because they are embracing newly found and changing lifestyles, they need to revitalize their home environment. Identifying this burgeoning opportunity and then developing the skills to interact with this market can help you grow your business dramatically.
This course equips participants with the knowledge and tools to effectively market and sell services to the aging-in-place (AIP) market.
As a graduate of this course, you will be able to:
- Identify access points and marketing opportunities within targeted AIP market segments.
- Explain how allied professionals can collaborate effectively to serve a targeted AIP market.
- Identify common challenges of functioning in a real-world environment for the AIP population.
- Enhance the client consulting process with effective needs assessment and communication techniques.
0.6 CEU for AOTA applies plus 6 CE for all NAHB designations and AIBD
Design Concepts for Livable Homes and Aging in Place (CAPS II)
To help home owners make their home a safe and comfortable living environment for the long term, many responsive and innovative products are emerging and service providers are focusing their businesses on creating new homes and renovations that provide design flexibility, pleasing aesthetics, high function and usability for all people, without regard to age, income or ability level, and regardless of life’s changes and challenges. This course enables participants to identify common challenges and understand attractive design concepts that create a safe and comfortable environment for clients who want to age in place (AIP) as well as individuals who have a condition that requires home modifications or equipment, and individuals who are dealing with an abrupt or traumatic health-related change. By completing this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify special considerations for estimating, scheduling and executing livable home and AIP jobs while the client is in residence.
- Identify legal and contractual considerations for building professionals providing livable home and AIP design solutions for residential clients.
- Describe the categories of design and how they relate and apply to the three AIP market segments.
- Describe specific design concepts for the livable home and AIP client. The course presents various methods and techniques for modifying home design, from the perspective of new construction and retrofitting.
0.6 CEU for AOTA applies plus 6 CE for all NAHB designations and AIBD and 6 AIA/HSW Learning Units apply
NEW CAPS III CLASS (CAPS II is a prerequisite to take CAPS III)
Details and Solutions for Livable Homes and Aging In Place (CAPS III)
This course builds on the CAPS II course (which is a highly recommended prerequisite to this course) by introducing design solutions and techniques for professionals whose clients require specialized design and equipment to live and thrive comfortably in their homes. Whole house product specification and installation techniques will be covered accompanied by practical, hands-on activities. By completing this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe the challenging nature of design for aging in place projects.
- Identify available innovative and specialized products.
- Explain best practices for design and installation of key components in AIP home design.
- Describe the importance of budget and early product selection
- Identify common missteps for design and installation of AIP solutions.
- Recommend the best solutions for common single-room modifications based on needs identified in a provided client assessment and a room survey.
- List installation considerations for recommended modifications in a specified space.
- Prioritize the comprehensive solutions based on previous exercises when integrated into a real-world whole house scenario.
- Evaluate design considerations and installation requirements for recommended modifications based on whole house layout and circulation patterns.
- Prioritize individual projects relative to budget, needs and urgency.
This class will only be approved for CE for NAHB designations and AIA and AIBD but not yet AOTA
To receive your Certified Aging in Place Designation you must complete all 3 classes, pass each test, and submit a Graduation Application with NAHB (additional fee is required).
No onsite registration available for these classes.
Click here for Graduation Application and fees information.