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 residential construction or aging in place businesses. These books cover a variety of topics from sales techniques, lead generation, discovery, remodeling solutions, universal design, visitability, 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 aging in place posts on his blog (formerly located on his “Aging In Place Insider” site). Also, look for his updates on social media platforms such as Facebook and LinkedIn – especially the Aging & Accessibility groups. Check out the group “Aging & Accessibility” on Facebook and the same-named group “Aging & Accessibility” on LinkedIn.
For doing aging in place home assessments, there are so many strategies and approaches. Some involve limited assessment of the specific areas of the dwelling space while others are complete home audits. Many can be completed remotely. For information on several approaches, strategies, and potential outcomes of doing home safety assessments, attend Steve’s “Beyond Your CAPS: What’s Next?” workshop where home safety, accessibility, marketing your assessments, and growing your impact in your marketplace are covered. This class is particularly useful for Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists, but real estate agents, remodelers, mobility assistance, and other CAPS professionals will find it beneficical.
There are dozens of checklists that can be located and used. Find one of them you like, create your own, or adopt a strategy such as Steve explains in his “Beyond Your CAPS” course.
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.
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.