Key words: Aging in Place Instructor, Aging in Place, Certified Aging In Place Specialist, New Home Sales Trainer, Published Author, Remodeling, Accessibility, Visitability, Home Safety
- Northern Illinois UniversitySociology
- Blackburn CollegeSociology
- Hoffacker Associates LLCAging-In-Place Specialist-Instructor | Universal Design Trainer-Consultant, presentAward-winning aging-in-place specialist and instructor (CAPS Educator of the Year, 2015) and author or universal design and aging-in-place books - focusing on creating new and existing homes that offer safe, comfortable, and convenient access and function for its residents and visitors.
"When Speaking Of 'Access,' There Are Many Different Meanings"
When we hear the word "access" or talk about "accessibility," we might think we know what we mean and that others have a good idea of our me
"Some People Don't Start Out To Choose A Home For Aging-In-Place, But It...
There are two major ways that people end up aging-in-place - planning for it and just letting it happen. Both can have multiple approaches,
"People Can Plan For Aging-In-Place, But They Can't Purchase It"
There is a fairly common misconception that people can purchase or acquire an aging-in-place home now that wil serve them in future years. A
"Finding A Forever Home Intentionally Through Years Of Experienced Looking"
People generally age-in-place in one of two major ways. They end up in a home that they didn't particularly plan as their forever home by ju
"Nearly Every Home Can Benefit From An Accessibility Makeover, But ..."
There aren't very many homes that couldn't stand to have some improvements done to them to assist in visitability or accessibility. That's t
"Add An Auxiliary Dwelling Unit To The Backyard As An Aging-In-Place Str...
At a time when many adults are needing to take care of their aging parents, and conversely when aging parents want to be closer to their fam
"We're Halfway Through A Very Important Month For Aging-In-Place'
Two weeks ago, as the month of May began, we noted all of the important distinctions and observances this month has and how that resonates w
"Commencement Exercises Aren't Just Limited To The Young Or Those In Sch...
This time of year, as spring draws to a close, the school year also is winding down. This means commencement exercises for many twelfth-grad
"Let's Be Careful That We Don't Scare Consumers Into Non-Action On Renov...
As aging-in-place professionals, we need to guard against consumers being unduly influenced by articles and news releases that scare them. I
"Is There Or Should There Be A New Home On The Horizon?"
As people move through life, they usually have more than one home that they live in. It could be a rental apartment, or they could own a hom
"So, Where Do We Begin On Doing A Kitchen Remodel?"
Kitchen remodels are very popular because kitchens are the principal focus of a floor plan. Whether someone is shopping for an existing home
"Charities & Thrift Store Need Saleable Items, Not Our Junk"
No matter when we do our cleaning, organizing, and throwing out - or help our clients do the same - we have to be careful that we are being
"If We Don't Want Our Junk, Does Anyone Else Want Or Need It?"
Spring cleaning is a real event. It happens every year although there is no official beginning or end or any definition as to what constitut
"A Person's Next Home, Whether New Or Existing, May Be Their Last One"
It's entirely possible that we, or someone we know, or someone we may eventually work with as an aging-in-place client, might be purchasing
"Forget About 'Selling' And Go For Understanding Their Needs"
For some people selling comes relatively easy - it doesn't even matter what the product is. For others, it's more difficult, and for some it
"There Is Nothing Like A Person's 'Home' - Helping Them Remain In It Is ...
One of the fundamental concepts of aging-in-place is allowing people to continue living at home for as long as they desire - indefinitely ac
"Remodeling For Comfort And Use More Than For Resale Value"
For years, the over-riding question for homeowners was how much money an addition or planned improvement would make to the overall value - a
"May Is A Remarkable Month For Aging-In-Place Professionals"
The month of May has more designated observances for aging-in-place professionals than any other month of the year. For starters, it's "Nati
"There's A Huge Demand For Residential Remodeling"
The month of May, this year as in past ones, is "National Remodeling Month." As aging-in-place professionals who are charged with helping pe