Carmen Hendricks, the co-owner of TruBlue Total House Care in Vienna, is now a Certified Aging in Place Specialist. This new designation means Hendricks has been trained to be able to advise seniors and their families on home modifications needed for safe, comfortable aging in place. As a TruBlue owner, she’ll also be able to execute those adjustments as needed.
“I’m excited that, as a CAPS professional and a TruBlue owner, I’ll not only be able to go into a home and assess what needs done, but I can bring in a team to do the work too. Whether you’re coming home after surgery or rehabilitation or you’re thinking about making adjustments to your home before it’s an emergency, TruBlue of Vienna is here to help,” Hendricks said.
The National Association of Home Builders, in partnership with the AARP and NAHB Research Center, created the CAPS program, which includes training and education on the technical, business management and customer service skills essential to compete in the fastest-growing segment of the residential remodeling industry — home modifications for aging-in-place.
In three days of coursework, the CAPS curriculum incorporates market demographics, communication techniques, marketing, common barriers and solutions, building codes and standards, product ideas and resources and business management. CAPS graduates include remodelers, builders, designers, architects, occupational therapists and others who help homeowners remain in their homes safely, independently and comfortably as they age.
All TruBlue employees are licensed, bonded and insured. To learn more about TruBlue of Vienna, call 703-319-0959, email CHendricks@trubluehousecare.com or visit http://www.trubluehousecare.com/vienna.