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Janet Engel, OT/L, CAPS

Janet Engel

Owner

Janet is a licensed occupational therapist (OT) in the state of Georgia. Her career began with a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in 2008. For the last decade, Janet has worked in the home health sector with older adults. She has dedicated her career to helping individuals cope with various health conditions and disease, so that they may enjoy their lives to the fullest. In 2020, Janet became a Certified Aging in Place Specialist, (CAPS), through the National Association of Home Builders. She is currently working on earning the credential of (ECHM) Executive Certificate in Home Modification Program, through the University of California Leonard School of Gerontology. Janet will also begin teaching CAPs courses and Universal Design for the NAHB in Spring of 2023.

My Story

I have worked for the last decade helping people live life to the fullest through rehabilitation, home, and activity modification. I created Home Designs For Life, Ltd, Co., when I personally experienced the dramatic impact the Covid-19 Pandemic had on older adults living in independent and assisted living facilities, and their family members. 

Residents experienced death, hospitalization, profound isolation, visiting restrictions, and decreased access to health care. I am passionate about helping older adults remain in their homes as long as possible and as our lifestyle and needs change over time.

Customized home design for people of varying ages and abilities is a growing need in our society. Aging-In-Place design strategies coupled with universal design concepts, enhance quality of life, and enable home owners to enjoy the full use of their home, maintain social independence, and welcome guests of different ages and abilities. These benefits also allow individuals to remain in their communities.

Please read my blog and listen to my podcasHome Designs For Life “to learn more about how you can also age in place.