CAPS for Mobility Equipment Specialist

Steve Hoffacker Is Your CAPS Instructor For Assistive Technology

Steve Hoffacker CAPS , has a long history of working with Durable Medical Equipment retailers and suppliers (in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom), and Mobility Equipment Specialists and Assistive Technology Professionals (ATP) across the United States and Canada.

His classes have had representatives from New England Assistive Technology (NEAT), Lifeway Mobility, Collins Medical, Atlantic Healthcare, National Seating & Mobility, EZ-Access, Next Day Access, Harmar, Mobility Works, 101 Mobility, Amramp, Mobility Plus, Stannah, and other lift, elevator, and equipment companies.

In addition to helping people navigate their own living spaces safer and more easily, adding assistive devices to the home and learning about the changing needs of people as they get older helps everyone to accommodate their visiting family members, guests, and visitors. Providing mobility assistance for others(visitability) is as much a part of the equation as addressing the needs of the primary occupants of a residence.

The CAPS classes look at many aspects of creating safe, comfortable, accessible, and convenient treatments for people to enjoy their living spaces, and representatives of the mobility and assistive equipment products will appreciate how their efforts contribute to an overall strategy of keeping people safely in their homes over time – even with mobility limitations or concerns.

Adding grab bars and ramps to a dwelling is consistently among the most cited improvements that people make or want to make to their homes – even without a specific immediate need. As the need is there, it’s even more important that such devices be included in their homes, and you have an instrumental role to play in making this happen.

People now have the advantage of selecting something more aesthetically pleasing to themselves and neighbors in an assistive device if that is their desire, but a standard design and finish is always popular.

Welcome to the Certified Aging In Place Specialists (CAPS) program. Join your industry colleagues who already have taken this step to become certified. Probably more than in any other type of renovation or addition, providing assistive equipment for someone is an area where they request to have a CAPS professional to do the work.

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!