CAPS Training in San Diego
The Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (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 aging in place.
Next Course Dates: September 28 - 30
The Missing Piece to Motivate Student Involvement in Aging The one industry that’s not running short on jobs is Gerontology and Geriatrics. However, attracting students to study the discipline runs thin. It could be due to lack of geriatrics-trained educators, absence of financial incentive, and weak student demand. The field holds unique needs of older patients and valued geriatric attention, but the limited exposure to […]
More seniors are choosing to age-in-place, remaining at home (wherever home is, even independent and assisted living apartments) as long as they are physically able to do so. In their minds, aging-in-place allows for more freedom, safety and comfort while promoting healing, allowing continuing control over their own lives, and creating healthier and happier lifestyles. The senior who can remain in his or her existing […]
More than one in three seniors over age 65 fall each year, and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) says 80 percent of these falls are in the bathroom. Due to the multitude of unforgiving and slippery surfaces, bathrooms are very hazardous for the home. Seniors are vulnerable to falls for many reasons – eyesight and reflexes aren’t as razor-sharp as they used to be, […]
Who Runs the Show
Fritzi Gros-DaillonFounder & CEO
Fritzi Gros-Daillon is a CSA and a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist and instructor for NAHB. Her business, Household Guardians, is a home safety and accessibility consulting company in San Diego. She was a senior move manager in NY for 10 years and is now Chief Advocacy Officer for Age Safe America.
Grace and Grit
Grace and Grit: Insights to Real-Life Challenges of Aging for Adult Children and Their Parents
by Award Winning Author Fritzi Gros-Daillon
The challenges of moving the elderly from one home to the next are frequently faced by both generations: seniors and their adult children. This book of compelling stories about this later-in-life event, often unexpected in its timing and scope, delivers points of view from the parents, adult children, and professional move managers. These real-life issues of communication, downsizing decisions pertaining to personal possessions, and sharing and sustaining memories convey the love, compassion, disappointment, and perseverance experienced by those coping through this difficult transitional time, reminding readers that they are not alone. The grace and grit exhibited in these true stories—from loved ones, friends, and other regular people—will bring solace through inspiration.