Aging In Place
Five Community Housing Solutions staff are Certified Aging in Place Specialists (CAPS) by the National Association of Home Builders. This designation qualifies them as experts in providing accessibility modifications that help seniors in our community continue live independently.
In 2016, CHS was honored to be selected by the National Center for Healthy Housing and Johns Hopkins University as one of four locations in the nation to participate in a national demonstration project called “Aging Gracefully In Place.” Going into homes as a team with physical therapists and nurses to assess homeowner needs and provide necessary accessibility modifications, the project will demonstrate the effectiveness of modifications that help people over 65 years of age stay in their homes safely for more years.
Modifications are tailored to the needs of each homeowner and may include the building of access ramps, the addition of grab bars or railings, the installation of ADA toilets and other features.
For more information on this program, please contact Lynda Hopkins, our Family Services Coordinator at 336-553-9698 or lhopkins@CHSHousing.org.