Aging In Place


What is Aging in Place?

An Aging in Place Designer designs a home or living space that’s safe and convenient for any client with aging concerns. Clients will often hire an Aging in Place Designer to help them stay in their home instead of moving to an assisted living facility. By helping clients design (or redesign) their space, you’ll help them keep their independence for as long as possible!

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As a certified interior decorator, you know all the ins and outs of working with clients to redesign their spaces. Now you can build on your existing design training by learning how to apply these practices to a specific subset of clients who have aging concerns. This course allows trained interior decorators to complete their training quickly and start earning extra income. Earn your designation as an Aging in Place Design Professional in this streamlined course created specifically for interior decorators.

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Once you’re a member of the QC family you’ll have lifetime access to all the tools and resources available to QC students. This includes discounts on industry products and so much more!

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Just because you’re learning online doesn’t mean you’re learning alone. You’ll receive personalized audio feedback from your tutor on every design assignment you submit.

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Catapult your career with access to real-world templates, self-study assignments, and bonus materials. Utilize these resources to develop your marketing and customer service skills.

  • Comprehensive full-color lesson texts
  • Three units containing quizzes and hands-on exercises that will develop your skills.
  • A series of instructional videos that teach you how to create professional floor plans and design effective furniture layouts.
  • An easy-to-follow course guide that tells you when to read lesson texts, watch videos, and complete assignments.
  • Instructions for using QC’s Online Student Center.
  • Customizable business forms and templates.
  • Please refer to our list of recommended supplies needed to complete hands-on assignments and build your professional kit.
Your Aging In Place Certification

Upon completion of QC’s Aging in Place Course, you’ll graduate with the unique Aging in Place Professional (APDP) certification. This certificate of completion demonstrates that you possess the aging in place training needed to provide top-quality service to your clients!

Course Outline

Select the buttons below to learn about each Unit in your online Aging in Place course.

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Unit A

This first unit will introduce you to the Aging in Place (AIP) design industry. You’ll learn about the responsibilities of an AIP designer and how AIP services differ from other types of design work. You’ll also learn about common physiological changes, medical conditions, and lifestyle changes people experience as they age, and about all of the different housing and support options available to people facing aging-related challenges. This unit will also teach you how act as an AIP educator and market your services effectively.

Unit B

Unit B focuses on developing the skills required to assess client needs, evaluate homes from an AIP perspective, and create AIP modification plans. You’ll start by learning about the design standards Aging in Place professionals use to guide their work, including universal design, accessible design and visitable design. You’ll then learn how to apply these principles to assess clients’ homes and make effective design recommendations. This unit will also teach you how you can incorporate decluttering and home transition services into your AIP business.

Unit C

Unit C is your final project for the course. This unit will ask you to work with the home of a friend or relative. The home’s resident(s) can be any age and at any stage of life. You will simply be assessing the home as if it belonged to an AIP client. You’ll assess your mock client’s home, conduct a needs assessment, create a design plan, and explain your reasoning to your tutor who will provide detailed feedback on your full approach, as always.

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