Books On Design & Sales.
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. These books cover a variety of topics from sales techniques, lead generation, discovery, universal design, accessibility, and aging in place. They are available in both print (softcover) editions and Kindle eBook versions and are available from Amazon.com and other sources.
Articles & Posts.
Find Steve’s frequent posts on his “Aging In Place Insider” blog. Also, look for his updates on social media platforms such as Facebook and LinkedIn. Check out the group “Aging & Accessibility” on Facebook and the same-named group “Aging & Accessibility” on LinkedIn.
For doing aging in place home assessments, having a form or checklist that is both comfortable and effective to use is important to get you started and to help you pinpoint larger issues that you may want to focus on addressing. Such forms need to apply to physical limitations that people may have in using their homes as well as shortcomings, limitations, or construction issues about the home itself in providing safety, comfort, convenience, and accessibility. There are many such forms available, and even some apps that can be purchased, but you can find a few assessment forms here that are downloadable for free.
CAPS Graduation Press Release.
Steve has created a sample press release that you can use to publicize your recent completion of the Certified Aging In Place Specialist (CAPS) program and registration as a CAPS professional. Feel free to use it as it is or to adapt it as you wish. Email Steve for a copy.
Steve has created several boards on Pinterest that reflect images pertaining to aging in place topics (including safety, seniors, access, visitability, occupational therapists, classes, and CAPS) and universal design. Many of the images he shows also are included as examples in his courses. Visit his Pinterest boards to see the many images displayed.
Universal Design Strategies.
Anyone who has taken Steve’s CAPS designation courses or read any of his universal design books have heard him discuss how Universal Design solutions and strategies form the foundation for any type of remodeling or home renovation project and underpin the safety, comfort, convenience, and accessibility of specific aging-in-place solutions.
Find a list of some of the most commonly recommended universal design strategies and solutions for creating effective and functional living environments – many of which can be completed by the homeowner or renter and others that can be done by a handyman.