To find a reputable contractor start by looking for a CAPS (Certified Aging in Place Specialist) in your aunt’s area. These are contractors who have been specially trained to serve our directory of contractors
the needs of people who want to continue to live at home as they age. They must be licensed and insured and abide by a code of ethics. Many of these contractors are listed here at caring.com. You can find this list of CAPS contractors at
You can also find a complete list of CAPS contractors at:
Just select CAPS under designation.
Here are some general guidelines when looking for a contractor:
Always get everything in writing
Ask for references, license, and insurance
Ask around. If you have friends who live near your aunt, ask if
they have had experience with local contractors, or know others
- Get several estimates if you can. Just be aware that the lowest
price isn’t always the best value.