Aging-in-Place Home Specialists
The goal of Accessible Places is simple: To help you live safely in your home for as long as possible by offering the knowledge and tools to evaluate your home and provide recommendations to make your home safer, prevent falls, and improve mobility.
Founded by Certified Aging-In-Place Specialists, Accessible Places has an easy-to-use checklist compiled from the most respected home standards from ADA, AARP, CDC, NIH, and other respected organizations to determine what modifications you might make to your home to live safely and comfortably.
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 our future as it is now, you have listened and answered with compassion and thoroughness. Not only were you on time for our visit, you followed through with answers, additional information, and photos of potential solutions in a timely manner. Your systematic list served as a relief to our anxieties about aging in place in a home where we hope to stay.”
“Thanks so much for sending these documents – a thorough report that was extremely helpful in helping us get our priorities straight around home refurbishment. Both the assessment and the resources are invaluable and will help us to move quickly on smaller, doable projects such as lighting and securing rugs. Overall, you provide an excellent service, and we are happy to recommend this to anyone!”
“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 and explaining the benefits. He was able to tell us our score immediately and made suggestions for any improvements.”
Services include installing grab bars on tile, fiberglass, or drywall surfaces and building wood and 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.
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 you choose from options including 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.”