Welcome to Accessible Home Solutions (AHS), Montana’s Aging in Place specialists. We offer affordable solutions for all of your home accessibility and modification needs. We provide products and services to help make every room in your home safe and accessible, while maintaining or improving aesthetic appeal and values!
Robin oversees the home assessment and design team. They will work with you to do a professional assessment of your home and manage the overall project. Robin has over 29 years working in post-acute care, focusing primarily on the Home Medical Equipment (HME) market. Ross manages the construction team. Naturally a “jack of all trades”, he started building and remodeling homes in 1993 and truly enjoys each and every project.
We have two of the industry’s leading certifications for Aging in Place and we are members of the NAIPC (National Aging in Place Council).
- NAHB CAPS (Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist)
- CEAC (Certified Environmental Access Consultant)
Engaging industry specific consultants like ourselves provides clients the best approach possible when updating a home for accessibility and universal design. We develop solutions to meet the individual needs and budget of each client.
Our mission statement is to “enhance lives through independence and safety by transitioning homes for aging in place”.
We follow a three-step process when working with our clients:
- In-home Assessment – We like to meet with the person in transition, caregiver, and/or family to do a comprehensive assessment. We ask questions about health, the ability to care for oneself and optimal living conditions. From there, we develop senior living criteria, research available resources.
- Recommendations – We provide professional written recommendations and options to make the decision process easier for the client and their families. We will also provide cost estimations based upon our recommendations.
- Installation & Construction – Installation of recommended products and remodeling/construction as needed.
What is CAPS Certification?
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB®) worked in collaboration with its Research Center and 50+ Housing Council and the AARP® to develop the Certified Aging in Place Specialist, or CAPS, program.
The CAPS program is the leading national educational designation designed to teach professionals how to modify homes for aging in place. Since 2002, more than 2,200 individuals have completed CAPS, making it one of the fastest-growing educational programs at NAHB.
Most CAPS professionals are remodelers, but an increasing number are general contractors, designers, architects, and healthcare consultants. In general, CAPS can identify or make home modifications and changes to help your senior loved one continue to live independently and safely in their own home.
These individuals can provide solutions to common obstacles that make houses unsafe or uncomfortable. They have been taught the strategies and techniques for designing and building aesthetically enriching, barrier-free living environments.
Certified Aging in Place Specialists go beyond design to address codes and standards, common remodeling expenditures and projects, product ideas, and resources needed to provide comprehensive and practical aging-in-place solutions.
To find a CAPS remodeler, visit http://www.nahb.org/
Every CAPS graduate pledges to uphold a code of ethics and is required to maintain their designation by attending continuing education programs and participating in community service. All of this is done to protect the consumer and the especially the senior population, which unfortunately is often the target of fraud.