Mary Earns CAPS Education Designation

Posted October 4, 2016 at 5:42 am by

Mary Haselow - Contributed photo

Mary Haselow - Contributed photo

Mary Haselow, Inte­ri­or Design­er and own­er of Island Shades , is now one of the select group of pro­fes­sion­als nation­wide to earn the Cer­ti­fied Aging-in-Place Spe­cial­ist (CAPS) des­ig­na­tion, iden­ti­fy­ing her as a Cer­ti­fied Aging in Place Spe­cial­ist with the skills and knowl­edge nec­es­sary to plan and design home mod­i­fi­ca­tions to meet the unique needs of the old­er pop­u­la­tion, dis­abled own­ers or their visitors.

The Nation­al Asso­ci­a­tion of Home Builders, in part­ner­ship with the AARP and NAHB Research Cen­ter, cre­at­ed the CAPS pro­gram, which includes train­ing and edu­ca­tion on the tech­ni­cal, busi­ness man­age­ment and cus­tomer ser­vice skills essen­tial to com­pete in the fastest-grow­ing seg­ment of the res­i­den­tial remod­el­ing indus­try — home mod­i­fi­ca­tions for aging-in-place. CAPS grad­u­ates include remod­el­ers, builders, design­ers, archi­tects and oth­ers who help home­own­ers remain in their homes safe­ly, inde­pen­dent­ly and com­fort­ably as they age.

Mary has a Bach­e­lors Degree in Inte­ri­or Design from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hous­ton and more than 25 years of expe­ri­ence in Inte­ri­or Design, Space Plan­ning and Kitchen and Bath Design. Mary has a pas­sion to help old­er adults enjoy liv­ing inde­pen­dent­ly in the com­fort of their own homes.

She spe­cial­izes in Home Assess­ments, Design and Plan­ning for Aging in Place and is avail­able for appoint­ments in all of San Juan County.

For addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion about the CAPS pro­gram, vis­it

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