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:

Marian Berman
Marian Berman
2022-10-07
I just completed the Beyond Your Caps class and I feel as empowered and as energized as I was when I got my certification. Steve is an instructor who is committed o the success of his students and to the health, safety and comfort of everyone! It would be worth twice the price,
Michelle Brink
Michelle Brink
2022-10-07
Steve's classes are fantastic. I thoroughly enjoyed taking CAPS I, II, III with him. I also found the follow up class Beyond CAPS is critical for implementing this new knowledge.
Sarah Bader
Sarah Bader
2022-09-01
I had the pleasure of taking the CAPS certification classes with Steve as well as the follow up class about how to use your CAPS designation. The material and information was fantastic and very helpful. His presentations were interactive and I was engaged the entire time. Highly recommended.
Consuela
Consuela
2022-08-03
The class was very informative. Steve was a great teacher, he presented material from several perspectives -- from a therapist, a contractor, handyman, designer, etc. He made sure he made the information relevant to the various occupations that were in the class.
Tim Rudd
Tim Rudd
2022-07-05
I took all three of the CAPS courses from Steve. He made the classes interesting and engaging. His knowledge on the subject matter is second to none and has great presentation skills. I highly recommend his services.
NormaJean
NormaJean
2022-05-22
I want to again say what an amazing course and the passion you have with educating those you teach is something to watch let alone the knowledge base behind you.
Alexander Moore
Alexander Moore
2022-05-13
Steve is a wealth of knowledge. His course is engaging and educational. I now have the tools I need to help people stay safe and secure in the comfort of their own home.
Michael Schluetter
Michael Schluetter
2022-05-06
I have been working with Steve since 2014 and did my CAPS Training with him in 2018. Steve is one of the most knowledgeable people in the Building and Construction Industry that I know. His courses are excellent, and he is always available whenever I have a challenging question or need consultation on a project. I can recommend his excellence to anyone who wants to widen their horizon and find new solutions and methods for their clients.
Katie Haman
Katie Haman
2022-04-22
I completed Steve's CAPS course and it was a great class. Steve was great at facilitating discussion among a group of people with varying backgrounds (i.e. medical professionals, real estate agents, interior designers and construction). He is very knowledgeable about the content and answers all questions thoroughly.
Patrice Pitts
Patrice Pitts
2022-04-09
Beyond Your CAPS was a fantastic course to help me consider how I might expand my skills into another area of the community as well as to consider additional sources of income. Steve's course considered many aspects of services/assessments that could be beneficial to clients and included both legal and billing suggestions/guidelines. A very helpful course I would definitely recommend it!