How can I find a professional certified in making homes more accessible?

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) trains remodeling contractors on how to remodel houses to help those with limitations due to aging or disabilities remain independent and stay in their homes longer and more safely. If you need help making your home more accessible, contact the NARI chapter in your area and ask for referrals to remodeling contractors who are certified or specialize in aging in place. To find a chapter near you, visit the national NARI website.

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) provides a state-by-state directory of building professionals that will help you find a Certified Aging in Place Specialist in your area. If you do not have access to the Internet, contact your local library to locate the office near you or contact NAHB.

Aging in Place Professionals is an organization who’s mission is to help people to safely and creatively remain in their home of choice for as long as confidently possible. A wide array of professionals are represented -- builders, remodelers, architects, interior designers, and related professionals -- and they are a wealth of information. Check out their online home tour videos demonstrating universal design principles in an actual home.
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