Chris Moore, CAPS certified aging in place


Chris Moore is an expert on using universal design principles to build and remodel homes to help seniors age in place. He has more than 24 years of experience in the residential construction industry. In 2001, he founded Solid Rock Enterprises, Inc., to provide quality building, remodeling, and consulting services in the Roanoke Valley of Virginia. He uses the Comprehensive Assessment and Solution Process for Aging Residents (CASPAR) to measure his clients' abilities against the features of their homes in order to recommend home modifications customized for each client's unique situation.

You can read Chris's column, "Housing Matters," which addresses issues related to aging in place, home modification, and universal design. "Housing Matters" appears in the Senior News website each month. Chris also speaks to groups throughout the Southwest Virginia area on aging in place, universal design, home modification, and home safety.

Chris is a certified aging in place specialist (CAPS). He holds an executive certificate in home modification from the Andrus Gerontology Center at the University of Southern California, a bacherlor's in business administration from Averett College in Virginia, and an associate of arts degree from Bard College at Simon's Rock in Massachusetts.

Why I Care

"I started getting involved in universal design and aging in place when my own mother's mobility needs began to change. I made home modifications for her, and that made me decide to focus my efforts on meeting the needs of other seniors who want to age in their own homes."


Recently Published on Caring.com

Assisted Living - Did I make the right choice to move my dad from his community? — May 22, 2013
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Should she be put into assisted living against her will? — Dec 14, 2012
As an aging in place specialist I always look for a way to keep people in the homes they love. I would never recommend putting your mother into assisted living against her ...
Does Blue Cross pay for walk in showers? — Apr 25, 2012
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FAQ: What Kinds of Home Equipment and Modifications Are Covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or the VA? — Nov 19, 2011
Excellent information on paying for medical equipment and home modifications. I would add that the limits for HISA grants have been raised to $6,800 for service connected d...
Is there a tax break for home modifications? — Nov 19, 2011
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Which bed alarms are the best? — Nov 19, 2011
The bed alarm that is available through Simply-Home has the capability to not only alert your sister that your mother has gotten out of bed during the night but keeps a rec...
Should I get a personal emergency response system (PERS) for my mom, who has early-stage Alzheimer's? — Jul 23, 2011
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How can I safely secure the exterior doors so my mom can't get out without her caregiver knowing? — Jul 23, 2011
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How do I get my dad out of the bathtub? — Jul 23, 2011
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We're preparing a safe home for Mom; what else do we need? — Dec 07, 2010
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