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Design Concepts for Livable Homes and Aging In Place (CAPS II)

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Southtown Office Park

8120 Penn Avenue South

Conference Rooms 135 & 145

Bloomington, MN 55431

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Intended Audience: Builders/remodelers, existing CAPS designees needing CE, healthcare professionals

Registration: 7:45-8:15am

Class time: 8:15am-4:30pm

Speaker: Alissa Boroff, BA, CAPS, COTA/L, MN-AS, Access Solutions, Director

Alissa holds degrees in interior design and in occupational therapy. This combination of experience and education provides her with the skills and insight to create functional and pleasing environments to meet the needs of clients and promote safe and independent living for people of all ages and abilities. Prior to founding Access Solutions, Alissa worked for residential and commercial design firms specializing in senior housing and accessible design. She also has worked in skilled nursing facilities providing therapy to seniors. These experiences have given her first hand knowledge and access to the barriers that seniors and the aging encounter on a daily basis. She also is involved in many local and state organizations focused on seniors and aging in place, teaching and speaking about aging in place and universal design to students, professionals, and community members. Alissa is a former Chair of the Minneapolis/St. Paul chapter of the National Aging in Place Council (NAIPC) and on the Board of Directors for the National Aging in Place Council, a former Chair of the local 50+ Housing Council at the Builder’s Association of the Twin Cities (BATC). She also has served as an adjunct faculty member at St. Catherine University and is certified as an NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) instructor for the Certified Aging in Place Specialist(CAPS) and Universal Design/Build courses.

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Design Concepts for Livable Homes and Aging In Place (CAPS II)

There is an increasing desire among today's home owners to live in one's home as long as possible which has created a strong demand for products and services serving this audience. To help home owners make their home a safe and comfortable living environment for the long term, many responsive and innovative products are emerging. Likewise, service providers are answering this demand by 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.
The goal of this course is to enable participants to identify common challenges within the home and understand attractive design concepts that create a safe and comfortable environment for clients who want to age in place as well as identify with one or more of these groups: Individuals who are not experiencing health issues related to aging, individuals who have a progressive or other condition that requires home modifications or equipment, and individuals who are dealing with an abrupt or traumatic health-related change.
By completing this course, participants will be able to:
•Identify special considerations for estimating, scheduling and executing the job while the client is in residence.
•Identify legal and contractual considerations for building professionals providing 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 AIP client.
The course presents various methods and techniques for modifying home design, from the perspective of new construction and retrofitting.
This course qualifies for:
•6 CE for AIBD
•0.6 AOTA CEUs
•6 AIA/CES HSW Learning Units
•6 NAHB CE for: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGR, GMB, CSP, Master CSP, CMP, MIRM

*This course is a cooperative service of NAHB.

Cancellation policy: Cancellations received at least five or more working days before the event are refundable, minus a $20 administrative charge per registrant. There is no refund for cancellations received within five days of course. A refund or voucher will be issued to any participant who is registered to attend a seminar that is cancelled by Centrex Rehab.


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