>Janet Engel

Janet Engel

Janet is a licensed Occupational Therapist (OT) who has been passionately serving clients for over a decade. In 2020, she achieved certification as a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) through the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

In addition to her CAPS credential, Janet also holds an Executive Certificate in Home Modification (ECHM) from the prestigious University of California Leonard School of Gerontology .Beyond her clinical work, Janet serves as an approved instructor for the NAHB, where she has the opportunity to share her expertise with others in the field.

She teaches the CAPS Certification Program and Universal Design Essentials, guiding future professionals in developing the skills and knowledge necessary to facilitate home modifications and implement universal design principles.

Janet has also collaborated with Sherwin Williams in the creation of a Custom Color Card featuring colors schemes that are friendly for the aging eye as well as lead continuing education webinars for Sherwin Williams and the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). In addition, she has served on panels related to Aging In Place and Senior Living Design at High Point Market, the largest home furnishings trade show in the world.

Outside the classroom, Janet continues her advocacy for universal design and age-friendly living environments through her engaging podcast “Home Design for Life.”

This platform allows her to reach an international audience, raising awareness about the crucial importance of accessible and functional home design as well as the design of public spaces for aging populations.

Janet's podcas features expert insights from professionals across the field, discussions on recent developments and product lines, and practical advice for those seeking to create or modify spaces that are accessible, safe, and comfortable for all, regardless of age or ability.