In the U.S., the physically challenged population is a rapidly growing segment already estimated at greater than 49 million people. Recent advances in medical technology have enhanced the life quality of catastrophically injured and seriously ill individuals. People are also living longer, and in terms of accessibility, the physically challenged population now includes the elderly, who add significantly to the number of persons depending on specialists in accessible home modifications and independent living solutions to address their aging-in-place needs.
Currently, there are two certifications available to Remodelers, General Contractors, Designers, Architects, Equipment Providers, Healthcare Consultants, Independent Living Specialists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Rehabilitation Specialists, Case Managers, Public Health Nurses, Assistive Technology Specialists, Life Care Planners, and other professionals who are involved in the business of rehabbing and/or working in homes for the elderly and the physically challenged, who prefer to remain independent but also require home modifications in order to remain in a safe and functional environment.
The Certified Environmental Access Consultant (C.E.A.C) is administered by the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors (AHIA). The C.E.A.C. certification was created to reduce the disparity in training and practice found among professionals who evaluate the environmental access needs of the aging-in-place and physically challenged, and to promote independence and empowerment among the physically challenged and elderly. The C.E.A.C. credential was launched to answer the distinct need for formal education, validation, and credibility in this rapidly exploding field.
The C.E.A.C. credential is recognized by payers (i.e. claims adjusters, grant administrators, case managers, risk managers, health care professionals, federal and state social service directors, professional organizations, consumers) and others who continually seek qualified specialists in accessible home modifications and independent living solutions to complete design specifications, building, remodeling, code compliance consulting, ADL assessments, and aging-in-place needs.
The Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS) program was developed by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in collaboration with Home Innovation Research Labs, the NAHB 50+ Housing Council, and AARP, Inc. The CAPS designation program teaches the technical, business management, and customer service skills essential to competing in the fastest growing segment of the residential remodeling industry: home modifications for the aging-in-place.
Individuals with the CAPS designation are trained in the needs of the aging population, common remodeling projects and expenditures, codes and standards, product ideas and resources. During their three-day training period, CAPS students learn techniques and strategies for establishing a sustainable, competitive, remodeling business with the senior market in mind.
The Pacific Mobility Center, San Diego’s #1 mobility resource, holds both the C.E.A.C. and CAPS certifications, making it the most intelligent choice for your aging-in-place needs, or those of your physically-challenged loved ones. That means that we understand the remodeling market and the technology and tools available, better than anyone else in the business.
Call us at Pacific Mobility Center for information on common remodeling projects, product ideas, and home modification resources.
President, Husband, Father, Grandfather Graduate of UC Davis- Bio Sci Major- Go Aggies! Jeff has extensive experience in all of Pacific Mobility’s products and services, and specializes in accessibility products as well as stairlifts, ceiling lifts and custom wheel chairs. His hobbies include spending time with family, gardening, mountain biking, exercising and off road motorcycle riding.
24 years as Owner/President of Pacific Mobility Center – selling, installing, and servicing stairlifts, porch lifts, ceiling lifts, pool lifts, handicap ramping, specialty wheelchairs, scooters, power wheel chairs, and other power mobility devices
Certified Environmental Access Consultant since 2008
Licensed General Contractor since 1998
Certified Aging in Place Specialist since 2016
Board Member for Home Access Professionals
Member of Association of Members of the Accessibility Equipment Industry (AEMA)