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Marketing and Communicating with the Aging in Place Client (CAPS I) October 16th

Millions of Americans are living longer and more active lives. Because they are embracing newly found and changing lifestyles, they need to revitalize their home environment. Identifying this burgeoning opportunity and then developing the skills to interact with this market can help you grow your business dramatically.

This course equips participants with the knowledge and tools to effectively market and sell services to the aging-in-place (AIP) market.

By completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify access points and marketing opportunities within targeted AIP market segments.
  • Explain how allied professionals can collaborate effectively to serve a targeted AIP market.
  • Identify common challenges of functioning in a real-world environment for the AIP population.
  • Enhance the client consulting process with effective needs assessment and communication techniques.

Who Should Take This Course?
This course will benefit builders, remodelers and allied professionals that serve the aging in place market, including occupational therapists, real estate professionals and trade contractors as well as academics.

NAHB Designations
This course is required for the NAHB Certified Aging in Place Specialist designation. This course can be an elective for the Master CSP and CGA designations.

This course provides six hours of continuing education credits for these NAHB designations: CGA, CGB, CGR, GMB, CSP, Master CSP, CMP and MIRM.

Design Concepts for Livable Homes and Aging in Place (CAPS II) October 17th

To help home owners make their home a safe and comfortable living environment for the long term, many responsive and innovative products are emerging and service providers are focusing their businesses on creating new homes and renovations that provide design flexibility, pleasing aesthetics, high function and usability for all people, without regard to age, income or ability level, and regardless of life’s changes and challenges.

This course enables participants to identify common challenges and understand attractive design concepts that create a safe and comfortable environment for clients who want to age in place (AIP) as well as individuals who have a condition that requires home modifications or equipment.

By completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify special considerations for estimating, scheduling and executing livable home and AIP jobs while the client is in residence.
  • Identify legal and contractual considerations for building professionals providing livable home and AIP design solutions for residential clients.
  • Describe the categories of design and how they relate and apply to the three AIP market segments.
  • Describe specific design concepts for the livable home and AIP client. The course presents various methods and techniques for modifying home design, from the perspective of new construction and retrofitting.

Who Should Take This Course?
Builders, remodelers, vendors, manufacturers, architects, designers, real estate professionals, health industry professionals, government personnel and the academic community will all benefit

NAHB Designations
This course is a requirement of the CAPS designation.
This course provides six hours of continuing education credits for these NAHB designations: CGA, CGB, CGR, GMB, CSP, Master CSP, CMP, MIRM

Details and Solutions for Livable Homes and Aging In Place (CAPS III) October 18th
This course builds on the CAPS I & II courses (which are prerequisites) by introducing design solution techniques, innovative products and best practices for product installation for CAPS professionals to use when creating livable spaces in which to age in place. Participants will engage in hands-on activities from real case studies to apply material learned in all CAPS courses.

By completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Create comprehensive designs for aging in place projects.
  • Become familiar with available innovative and specialized products.
  • Practice design and installation for key components of in AIP home design.
  • Implement techniques of budget integration into design and product selection
  • Identify common missteps for design and installation of AIP solutions.
  • Review and apply solutions for common single-room modifications cases
  • Identify common installation considerations for modifications of a specified space.
  • Prioritize solutions in a whole house multi-generational case study while being compliant with budgetary constraints with consideration given to phased construction application.
  • Prioritize individual tasks relative to a projects budget and urgency.

Who Should Take This Course?
Builders, remodelers, vendors, manufacturers, architects, designers, real estate professionals, health industry professionals, government personnel and the academic community will all benefit.

NAHB Designations
This course is a requirement to earn the CAPS designation. Business Management for Building Professionals will be approved as a required course if taken prior to Jan. 1, 2018

This course provides six hours of continuing education credits for these NAHB designations: CGA, CGB, CGR, GMB, GMR, CSP, Master CSP, CMP, MIRM.

To receive your Certified Aging in Place Designation you must complete all 3 classes, pass each test, and submit a Graduation Application with NAHB (additional fee is required).

Click here to learn how to earn your CAPS Designation.

Click here for Graduation Application and fees information.