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 daily posts on his “Aging In Place Insider” blog. Also look for his updates on many social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Tumblr, and Goggle+. Check out the group “Aging & Accessibility” on Facebook and the 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. Such forms need to apply to physical limitations that people may have in using their homes as well as shortcomings about the home itself in just having comfortable and convenient access and maneuverability in it. While there are many such forms available, and you can create your own, here (“Steve Hoffacker’s Home Evaluation Form“) is one free of copyright or other restrictions that you may use that has been modified and supplemented from earlier versions along with a link to the CASPAR form and the “Easy Living Aging In Place” checklist .
Steve has created several boards on Pinterest that reflects images pertaining to aging-in-place topics (including safety, seniors, occupational therapists, 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 you 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 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 which can be done by a handyman.
Steve has found some articles and other resources that may prove helpful for seniors, caregivers, and aging in place professionals. They are presented here as a service for you. “Legal Resources for Seniors,” “Home Accommodations for Seniors,” “Tips for Seniors to Declutter and Organize their Home,” “About Assistive Technology, “Navigating Learning Disabilities and The Cost for Treatment.”