Aging In Place Certification & Universal Design Instruction

Steve's educational mission is simple and direct: equip you to serve your aging in place clients. We provide training courses, consulting, and individual coaching sessions to help you envision and create solutions that allow people to remain living safely, comfortably, and independently in their homes as they age in place.

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Equipping you to serve your aging in place clients

Why wait to obtain your CAPS certification? Get it in just three days. Regardless of your level of professional or practical experience with aging in place issues, Steve notes that most people who attend the CAPS and related classes he offers have some type of personal connection with aging in place issues that involved a parent, child, sibling, or other family members so there already is a knowledge base present.

Steve’s educational mission is simple and direct: equip you to serve your aging in place clients. We provide training courses, consulting, and individual coaching sessions to help you envision and create solutions that allow people to remain living safely, comfortably, and independently in their homes, as they age in place.

There are so many opportunities available to help people age in place effectively, including universal design and visitability approaches, and Steve will help you navigate the many possibilities open to you. This is true for general contractors, builders, remodelers, renovators, handymen, trade contractors of various types, occupational or physical therapists and assistants, durable medical equipment and assistive technology suppliers, equipment specialists and installers, interior designers and decorators, space planners, architects, building designers, nurses, physicians, case managers, discharge planners, social workers, building material manufacturers and sales representatives, home inspectors, real estate sales professionals, attorneys, insurance agents and adjusters, non-profit organizations, government agencies, home health workers, financial planners, lenders, and so many other professionals.

Setting My Future In Motion

“Thank you for the awesome opportunity to attend your CAPS course in CT. I was excited prior to taking it but it was truly life changing for me. It made me a more confident OT and really is the thing that set my future in motion. The info you gave us is such a fabulous blueprint for exactly how to start. I have been so lucky in meeting you and the other members of the class to get my next career step started.”

Sarah Lane OTR/L, CAPS
Clinton, CT

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  • Caps Classes

    The “Certified Aging In Place Specialist (CAPS)” designation is a joint program of the NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) and AARP, which you can attain after completion of the three-day program of required courses.

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  • Universal Design

    Steve Hoffacker, CAPS, CEAC, SHSS, offers additional coursework and consulting beyond the “CAPS” designation and certification program for those who are interested in creating or providing the greatest amount of access and visitability for their clients

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  • Resources

    Steve Hoffacker, CAPS, CEAC, SHSS, has written and published several books which you will find beneficial as you develop and strengthen your construction or aging-in-place businesses.

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  • About Steve

    Steve Hoffacker, CAPS, CEAC, SHSS, is a highly regarded, much in demand, and widely recognized Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Master Instructor, Universal Design Master-Instructor, aging in place thought-leader, and senior safety consultant throughout North America and beyond.

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