Certified Aging in Place SpecialistInternationally Renowned Online CAPS Instructor

Steve Hoffacker, CAPS, is a highly regarded, much in demand, and widely recognized Certified Aging In Place Specialist (CAPS) and Master Instructor for the CAPS program and the Universal Design Essentials course. He is an extremely knowledgeable aging in place thought-leader, and world-class educator throughout North America and beyond. His students (in-person and especially online since early 2020) have come from all 50 states, 10 of the provinces in Canada, and more than a dozen other nations around the world, on every continent except Antarctica.

Based in West Palm Beach, Florida as Steve Hoffacker LLC, he has taken more than 4 decades of experience and extensive knowledge of housing, residential design, new construction, sociology, remodeling, sales and marketing, aging in place strategies, and universal design concepts gained from working with home builders, contractors, occupational and physical therapists, related professionals, and consumers and folded it into his training programs.

No matter what you are doing to assist individuals as they choose to remain in their current homes, and regardless of their physical requirements or any health concerns they may have, Steve is prepared to help you address and improve their safety, comfort, convenience, and accessibility needs.

Aging in place is a commitment

For Steve, aging in place is more than a phrase. He knows that it’s a way of life for the vast majority of the population who are choosing to remain in their present homes long-term. We get to help them stay in their homes successfully with the knowledge and sensitivity that makes it happen.

If you are interested in helping people remain safely and comfortably in their homes as they get older (all of us are aging) or addressing various physical conditions that limit or restrict their activity or abilities, you should connect with Steve and take his classes on aging in place and universal design or consult with him to learn about his strategies and knowledge. Join us in our commitment to help people remain viably in their homes long-term.

Steve uses his extensive sales and marketing experience in new home sales and his background in remodeling and aging in place to impart effective, down-to-earth, real-world solutions and illustrations to his students. He has already encountered much of what any aging in place professional might face. He’s been there and done that.

Approved and proven industry instructor

Steve has provided the 3-day CAPS program several hundred times in the past 16 years (including more than 45 times annually in recent years) – in addition to the Universal Design Essentials classes and others he has created.

Steve has appeared as a guest presenter and content provider on aging in place topics for continuing education and professional development courses and workshops, and is an approved Continuing Education Provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

In 2015, he was named “CAPS Educator of the Year” by the NAHB. In 2017, he became an NAHB Master Instructor (the first time it was offered), and in 2020, he was awarded the “NAHB Educator of the Year.”

Steve is a full-time CAPS IMaster Instructor. Teaching (and helping students with their questions) is his only business.