Richard Acree is a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist Serving Nashville, TN
Richard Acree has been certified as a CAPS consultant for home modifications in Nashville, TN. In this capacity Richard provides services as a building inspector, planner, and project monitor for aging-in-place home modifications in the Nashville area.
CAPS (Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist) is a residential accessibility services credential proxied by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) that offers principles to improve safety and accessibility in your home, regardless of your age or physical condition. Richard combines his CAPS certification with his experience as a home and commercial building inspector, and as an ADA compliance inspector, with his education, to include a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Masters of Science degree in Business Administration, to offer a unique combination of residential accessibility services to help you make improvements to your home and enable you to age-in-place (AIP) safely and with comfort and dignity.
CAPS services include: researching and helping you select specialized assistive products and installations; explaining best practices for design and installation of key components in AIP home design; coordinating the budget; prioritizing comprehensive solutions based on your needs, budget and urgency; working with contractors to avoid common mistakes for design and installation of AIP solutions; and monitoring the project installation to ensure your needs are met.
As a CAPS consultant, Richard can help people who want to live in their homes for a lifetime, regardless of their age or physical abilities. The universally-designed home accommodates all family members at all stages of life, from infants to grandparents, all of whom benefit from homes that impose fewer restrictions on daily activities and maximize independence and safety.
So how does it work? It starts with a phone call to Richard at 615-752-0060. We schedule a time to meet at your location to discuss your needs and get to know each other. This meeting usually takes less than an hour and only a small fee is requested to cover the cost of transportation to the home. From this meeting we make a recommendation for how to proceed. The next steps could include an accessibility assessment (inspection), to identify issues with safety and accessibility in the home, or meeting with contractors or vendors to discuss options to reach your goals. The fee for this assessment depends on the size and age of the home, the scope of the assessment, and the location of the home. Meetings and other activities outside of the inspection are charged at an hourly rate.
For additional information about these new services, please see the link at Residential Accessibility Consultant. Thank you