Saint Louis, MO, May 16, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Aging In Place is a concept becoming more commonplace for homeowners and craftspeople alike. Most people don’t want to leave their homes and communities as they age. When home becomes a barrier to safety, however, there are options to consider. Baby boomers turning 65 in large numbers are finding themselves contemplating and exploring these options now, and finding a company they can trust to help modify their home is challenging.
The Accessible Home Improvement of America’s program of Environmental Access Consultant certification now identifies companies that are experts in modifying and safeguarding homes. Chuck Healy, owner of Handyman Matters – St. Louis, recently passed the rigorous testing and certification standards needed to be designated as a Certified Environmental Access Consultant. This certification gives clients and healthcare professionals the assurance that Handyman Matters – St. Louis is eminently qualified to assess the home and develop a plan that provides the safety and independence needed for seniors to age in their homes.
The Certified Environment Access Consultant (C.E.A.C.) credential is recognized by healthcare professionals, professional organizations, and consumers who seek qualified specialists in accessible home modifications and independent living solutions. C.E.A.C. specialists can assist with design specifications; building, remodeling, and code compliance consulting; ADL assessments; and aging-in-place needs. The C.E.A.C. certification is a symbol of competence and trust that separates the environmental access and accessible home modifications industry from para-professional trades (or the everyday trades available for home repairs). Professionals possessing the C.E.A.C. have further been approved by various states’ legal systems as expert witnesses, and have a broadened field of consulting opportunities.
For more information regarding Handyman Matters – St. Louis and its leadership in the Age in Place field, contact Handyman Matters at (636) 391-8650, or visit us on the Web at www.handymanmatters.com/st-louis.
About Handyman Matters
Lakewood, Colorado-based Handyman Matters is a nationally recognized franchise concept that serves the repair, restoration and maintenance needs of both residential and business customers. Handyman Matters specializes in small- to medium-size jobs covering a wide range of "around-the-house" handyman tasks, repairs, installations and maintenance found on everyone’s to-do lists. Handyman Matters has taken the traditional handyman business and created a tech-savvy handyman service that offers one-stop shopping for both consumers and businesses while providing a pricing model in which customers only pay for the time spent on their project. Handyman Matters has 120 franchisees in the U.S., Canada and Ireland. Eleven franchisees were added in 2010 and Handyman Matters expects to reach 200 franchises by the end of 2013. For more information, visit www.handymanmatters.com.