Aging-in-Place Home Specialists

Business Name
Contact Name
Doug Zabor, CAPS
Phone Number
919-475-5128
Description

The goal of Accessible Places is simple: to help you live safely and comfortably in your home for as long as possible by offering the knowledge and tools to evaluate your home and provide recommendations to make it safer, prevent falls, and improve mobility. Founded by Certified Aging-In-Place Specialists, Accessible Places has an easy-to-use checklist, compiled from ADA, AARP, CDC, NIH, and other respected organizations, to determine what modifications to consider making in your home.

 

What Your Neighbors Are Saying:

“Many thanks, Doug. From day one of our plea for help in making our home as functional and lovely in the future as it is now, you listened and answered with compassion and thoroughness. Not only were you on time for our visit, you followed through in a timely manner with answers, additional information, and photos of potential solutions. Your systematic list relieved our anxiety about aging in place in a home where we hope to stay.”

“Thanks so much for sending us a thorough report that helped us set our home refurbishment priorities. Both the assessment and the resources are invaluable and will help us move quickly on smaller, doable projects such as improving lighting and securing rugs. You provide an excellent service, one we are happy to recommend to others!”

“We recently had Doug Zabor certify our home for sale as meeting aging-in-place criteria set by the Triangle MLS (Multiple Listing Services). The process was very easy, as Doug had a list of all the necessary requirements and was very efficient in going through them and explaining the benefits. He was able to tell us our score immediately and made suggestions for improvements.”

Business Name
Contact Name
Tom Monahan
Phone Number
919-889-3071
Description

This company’s services include installing grab bars on tile, fiberglass, or drywall surfaces and building wood or metal interior and exterior hand railings. Custom work is available. The company also builds pressure-treated wood handicap ramps with handrails and installs walk-in showers.

 

What Your Neighbors Are Saying:
“Tom Monahan installed a pair of custom-made wrought iron railings on our front steps, and they look sensational! He did a thoroughly professional job. I would have no hesitancy in recommending his services.”

 

Contact Name
Joe Norwood
Phone Number
919-428-6133
Description

Owner Joe Norwood, a Chapel Hill–based contractor and Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS), helps people live and age comfortably, conveniently, independently, and safely in their own homes.

An individualized evaluation process involves a professional assessment using a 117-item checklist, which includes both the interior and exterior of your home. The checklist provides a comprehensive picture of immediate and possible future needs to support aging in place rather than moving to a more expensive housing alternative.

CAPS-certified professionals have completed extensive training and testing by the National Association of Builders. They are trained to help people choose from such options as improved lighting, easy-to-open door handles, simple touch plumbing, slip-resistant flooring, entry and exit ramps, energy-saving smart-home features, kitchen and bath renovations, grab bars, exterior even-surface walkways, low-maintenance landscaping, and automatic whole-house emergency backup power.

 

What Your Neighbors Are Saying:

“I would recommend Joe Norwood of Manor House Renovations. He rebuilt my neighbor’s <home> and restored mine.”