MCES Estimating & Sales Assistant Katie Eugley has completed the educational and experience requisites for the Aging in Place Specialist Certification through the National Association of Home Builders. This Nationally recognized certification program was developed to help professionals accommodate the needs of the senior population. Because we are living longer, the trend to live independently at home by postponing or even avoiding institutional living has grown exponentially. Because the bathroom is the number one obstacle to the safe living at home, the importance of planning and incorporating safety modifications during a routine bathroom update or remodel cannot be overly emphasized. The most compelling information supporting this growing concept commonly known as Aging in Place is that these home safety modifications rarely cost more than the equivalent of just four to six weeks in an assisted living facility. And, accessibility modifications, properly done, may very well add to the resale value of a residence.
Katie is the second Certified Aging in Place Professional on the MCES staff. She joins sales manager Gina Philippon who earned her certification in 2016. Katie & Gina’s advanced training elevates the level of proficiency at MCES by allowing them to look at a space and re-design it into safe, functional and stylish environments that MCES customers will be happy and comfortable in for years to come. Katie says that her favorite part of the training was the design aspect, and says that “now when I enter a customers’ home, I know exactly what to look for and how to accomplish it.” For more information & ideas relating to bathroom safety modifications, please call MCES at 1-800-890-7196.