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CAPS Courses

CAPS Courses

Student in a virtual CAPS course.

CAPS I: Marketing And Communicating With The Aging In Place Client

This course focuses on building a foundation of knowledge related to aging in place, including topics such as home mods, home safety assessments, home health care services, and government assistance.

It’s designed to provide an overview of aging in place concepts and services.

CAPS II: Design Concepts For Livable Homes And Aging In Place

This course is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of design principles that support and enhance the safety, comfort, accessibility and independence of older adults.

This course covers topics such as universal home design, ADA compliance requirements, building codes, and aging-in-place strategies.

CAPS III: Details And Solutions For Livable Homes And Aging In Place

This course focuses on practical solutions to the challenges of living with age-related physical, cognitive, and social changes.

It covers topics such as home modifications that allow aging adults and the baby boom generation to remain in their homes more safely and comfortably, health care services that provide assistance in managing chronic conditions, and government assistance programs for home modifications and other resources.

In addition, it covers building code requirements, renovation and remodeling considerations, ergonomics and safety, design trends for aging-in-place living environment, and home automation technologies.

The course also provides an overview of the various legal compliance requirements needed to ensure universal accessibility in housing.

This includes details on local building codes as well as other regulations related to home modification services.

Additionally, this course examines the economic and social aspects of aging-in-place housing, such as financing options, federal subsidies, and insurance coverage for accessible building products.

This course is an ideal resource for professionals working in aging-in-place design and planning to gain an understanding of the technical requirements needed to create livable homes.

This includes details on space planning, doorways and hallways, stairways and ramps, kitchen design, bathrooms and bedrooms, lighting, furniture selection and placement, plus other elements of home modification for aging-in-place living.

It explains the importance of certification and continuing education in staying current with changing technologies.

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Universal Design Essentials

Purpose Of This Course

This course parallels the CAPS course by shifting the focus from custom accessibility related modifications to successful integration of Universal Design (generic, broadly marketable utility) as part of far more single family residential construction projects (new construction as well as remodeling, affordable to luxury). In practice, the proliferation of Universal Design practitioners may eventually reduce the number, cost, and complexity of custom home accessibility remodeling in years to come.

The creative design concepts and practices presented in this course will enable industry professionals to produce marketable projects that support the changing needs of clients over their lifetime.

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