Steve Hoffacker Is Your CAPS Instructor For Community Outreach

Steve Hoffacker CAPS CEAC SHSS, in addition to his many activities in the real estate, design, and construction industries, has a strong foundation in occupation therapy and how OTs, physical therapists, case managers, and mobility equipment specialist can deliver impactful services to address the needs of people who are aging in place.

As a professional sociologist, Steve has an extensive history of working with community organizations (both governmental and non-profit), including many years as a city planner in both Illinois and Florida. He was one of the initial recipients of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) designations.

As a Certified Aging In Place Specialist and Master Instructor, Steve has been a member of several local organizations aimed at helping people stay in their homes, renovating their homes for that purpose – especially for accommodating a physical limitation, and working with lower income individuals to accomplish meaningful changes. He is a member of the National Council for Independent Living.

As an instructor and consultant, Steve has worked in several markets across the country with local governments, housing authorities, county extension services, aging councils, and other agencies involved in creating or offering acceptable solutions for the public.

Steve developed a program through the University of Florida to involve local County Extension Agents in delivering the aging in place message and renovations to their respective service areas.

Steve welcomes anyone associated with a local Center for Independent Living, Habitat for Humanity, Area Council on Aging, or other organization to attend his classes as so many already have.

Become a Certified Aging In Place Specialist (CAPS) to connect more effectively with consumers and other professionals in the marketplace with the ultimate goal of helping people, regardless of their needs or abilities, to remain in their present homes long-term.

What My Students Have to Say:

Joseph Hernandez
Joseph Hernandez
2024-07-02
Highly recommend this class for anyone looking to improve their knowledge and skillset when it comes to home modifications for our aging populations. Whether you're a contractor, interior designer, occupational or physical therapist, Steve's course has plenty of information to help you advance your skills and capabilities. Steve was concise and informative in all his lectures. What really sets him apart is his willingness to help you both in his courses and even after you are finished.
Dena Carpenter
Dena Carpenter
2024-07-01
Steve does a great job incorporating the OT perspective into his CAPS courses and other classes. The material is relevant and applicable for occupational therapists. Great continuing education course and AOTA approved!
Suma Kaithathara
Suma Kaithathara
2024-06-16
Steve provided invaluable insights during the course. His guidance on legal matters, marketing strategies, various design aspects, and practical case studies was immensely helpful. Overall, it was very informative, and I highly recommend it.
Alysa McKenny
Alysa McKenny
2024-03-21
I have attended Steve's CAPS and Transition Feature course and have found both of them to be engaging, information, and interactive. Steve is both knowledgable and personal when teaching and is very open to questions and comments. The Transition Feature class offered ideas and details regarding how small changes in each room can assist in the overall accessibility and aging and place features of the home. I really appreciated that he emphasized details in the home that clients often times overlook. I look forward to attending more of his classes and webinars.
Tom kinnick
Tom kinnick
2024-03-15
Steve is full of great information and does a wonderful job personalizing the training and tying it back to the participants.
Steve K
Steve K
2024-03-01
I learned so much in Steve's CAPS class! It was interesting, easy to follow, and very professional. It opened my eyes to a lot of things I did not know about. Steve provided a friendly atmosphere, which made it a pleasure to spend three days learning with my other colleagues.
Lori Schipper
Lori Schipper
2024-02-16
I took the CAPS Class and it was very informative and interactive. Steve Hoffacker does an excellent job of explaining the information and helping us understand various scenarios that we may encounter in certain situations. Thank you Steve. I enjoyed the class and learned a lot of useful information to use going forward.
Dee Watkins
Dee Watkins
2024-02-16
Steve is awesome! I was really dreading a 3-day webinar class, But Steve really made it Enjoyable. I really recommend This course!! Very informative and very helpful!
Fuzzter 57
Fuzzter 57
2024-01-05
Steve was great and the courses delivered completely. I highly recommend jumping all in!
Design Accent Renovation
Design Accent Renovation
2023-11-28
“I continue to be amazed at how useful your CAPS I, II, III courses have been for me. It has completely changed how I do interior design. I am doing a lot of work with seniors who need everything you taught and more!” Michelle