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: March 28-30

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How to Get Young People Involved in Aging

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 […]


Aging-in-Place Continues to Grow in Popularity

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, […]

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Who Runs the Show

Fritzi Gros-Daillon

Fritzi Gros-Daillon

Founder & 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. 

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“From the moment I saw the assessment, I knew we did the right thing.  You anticipated the problems, possibilities, and needs of such an undertaking.”


“You thought of things we have never thought of.  I shall never forget you all.”


“I was instantly put at ease by your humor, ease of manner, and respect for the situation.  You diffused the tension that my mom was experiencing, taking the time to talk and kid around with her.  By the end of the day, I felt I had made a great contact and a friend.”


“What you did for us was something short of a miracle.  My dad is so happy being able to stay in his home.”