Welcome to the Living In Place Institute!


This site is dedicated to education for professionals for modifying and building all homes to be accessible, comfortable and safe for everyone.   
If you are a homeowner, read more on this site and then, using the above "Find a Professional," contact these unique, caring and internationally recognized experts to help you and your loved ones.


Our work is to help all professionals in design, contracting, medical and non-medical care, real estate, home inspections, financing, manufacturing, etc., learn their respective roles and responsibility, and how to work together to improve designs and products in every home. 

The solution for safer homes started with understanding the principles of universal design, grew into the limited market approach of aging in place, and has now evolved into a complete approach of simply make all homes safer, "Without Talking About IT!".

As you read these pages, think of how you can help your clients help themselves, their familiy, and friends who visit, continue living and visiting in their home with dignity, and be proud of their beautiful home. 


The kitchen & bath industry is estimated to be $150 billion per year. Kitchen & Bath Design News recognizes the top 50 top innovators whose work, creative talents, business acumen, and professionalism are currently leading the way for the industry and elevating the kitchen and bath trade.

In the three years since this recognition program was created, 21 Certified Living In Place Professionals (CLIPP) have been recognized, In 2019, over 1 in 5 of those recognized are CLIPP graduates, including the co-founders of the Living In Place Institute.
Click on the logo to see the press release, send to all your associates!



Time to start planning for KBIS/IBS 2020 - January in Las Vegas. (average temperature 28º to 59º - average fun 100%)

A must-visit to start the new year is the 2nd annual Showcase for LIving In Place is located in the South Hall, Lower level room S114. Learn new information and guaranteed a few new experiences.

Become a Certified Living In Place Professional (CLIPP) - Before the show, Sunday and Monday, Jan 19-20, become a Certified Living In Place Professional (CLIPP) in this comprehensive and intense 2-day course. Then tour the show with a new understanding of how to make all homes accessible, comfortable and safe. Not just for your older clients, but in every home, for persons of all needs and ages. Learn more and register HERE. There are levels of discounts available and, as a KBIS 2020 special, you will receive a $100 rebate during the class (see all discount details HERE). There will also be a CLIPP class on the two days following the show, Friday and Saturday, Jan 24-25. If you are not attending KBIS there are many other class opportunities HERE.

Here are just a few of the opportunities to visit with us at the Showcase for Living In Place, a feature of KBIS. All events will fill quickly, so register soon. All events are free.


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Cocktails and Challenges - Joins us Tuesday 3:00 - 4:30 for an afternoon snack and cocktail, after you are assigned hand and vision challenges! Experience for a few minutes what life is like for some of your clients, family, and friends. This is a brief version of one of the class exercises you experience when you become a Certified Living In Place Professional (CLIPP). This event may be late in the afternoon, but it is never too late to meet other professionals and experience what life is like every day for as many as 1 in 5 Americans. Drinks and light snacks are FREE, but attendance is limited and registration is required.





What-an-Experience Lunch - Wednesday 1-2 pm. Now you can learn what almost 600 graduates have experienced during their Certified Living In Place Professional (CLIPP) education. Imagine, making a sandwich and a salad, then enjoying lunch, with severe hand issues and wearing special eyeglasses that simulate several eye issues that many of us experience every day. This is a fun exercise that quickly teaches and sobers you to know what life is like every day for many persons, young and old, with temporary or permanent issues. This really is a FREE LUNCH, but attendance is limited and registration is required.



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KBIS Show Floor Tours - Each day, free KBIS Show floor tours will visit booths and see products recognized by the Living In Place Institute. Each 90 minute Tour will be guided by a Certified Living In Place Professional (CLIPP) and will open your eyes to the possibilities and products you should include in all your projects. The Tours are free, but registration is required. Tours start at the Showcase for Living In Place and end at the Discovery District. Register now for Tuesday 1:30 - 3:00 / Wednesday 2:00 - 3:30 / Thursday 10:00 - 11:30


Roundtable Discussions - Join us and learn from some of the most recognized and respected professionals in the industry. Each informative session will each last about 30 minutes and will be hosted by some of the most recognizable and talented professionals inthe industry. Registration NOT required, schedule below:

Tuesday:
10:00  "Aging in place and universal design…Are NOT the solution."Presented by Living In Place Institute co-founder, Erik Listou
10:30  "Bathroom Designs for Living In Place" - Presented by a notable industry expert.
12:00  Roundtable discussion - Presented by a notable industry expert.
1:00    Roundtable discussion - Presented by a notable industry expert.
2:00    Roundtable discussion - Presented by a notable industry expert.
4:00    Community Service Session

Wednesday:
9:30    Roundtable discussion - Presented by a notable industry expert.
10:00  "Aging in place and universal design…Are NOT the solution."Presented by Living In Place Institute co-founder, Erik Listou
11:00  Roundtable discussion - Presented by a notable industry expert.
12:00  "Kitchen Designs for Living In Place" - Presented by a notable industry expert.
2:30    Roundtable discussion - Presented by a notable industry expert.
4:00    Community Service Session

Thursday:
9:30   Roundtable discussion - Presented by a notable industry expert.
10:30 Roundtable discussion - Presented by a notable industry expert.



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