PENGUINS...NO!

Penguins are a group of aquatic flightless birds. They live almost exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere, with only one species, the Galapagos penguin, found north of the equator. Highly adapted for life in the water, penguins have countershaded dark and white plumage, and their wings have evolved into flippers.  Wikipedia


TUBA PLAYERS...NO!

The largest tuba ensemble includes 835 participants, and was achieved by the Kansas City Symphony (USA) at TUBACHRISTMAS 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, on 7 December 2018.
 SNEAKERHEADS...NO!

From Wikipedia, a  sneakerhead  is a person who collects, trades, or admires sneakers as a hobby. A  sneakerhead  may also be highly experienced in distinguishing between real and replica sneakers.
The Answer...OVER 500
Certified Living In Place Professionals!
Who are they?
  • Designers
  • Contractors
  • Builders
  • Engineers
  • Lighting Specialists
  • System Integrators
  • Product Manufacturers
  • Home Inspectors
  • Real Estate Experts
  • Professional Childproofers
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Other Medical Professionals
  • Caregivers
  • Government Representatives
  • Non-Profit Staff
Why did they become CLIPP professionals?
They are all professionals who accept their responsibility for improving designs, services and products.

They have learned how their ideas and actions can improve independence in every home and improve the dignity of all their clients, and how to talk with their clients.

This is the evolution of universal design and aging in place, a fundamental shift to a simple, complete approach to making all homes accessible, comfortable and safe, for everyone!

"A real game-changer. Honestly, I don't know how someone in my profession can do what we do without the knowledge that this class imparted."
Maria Stapperfenne CMKBD, CLIPP
2015 NKBA National President. Tewksbury Kitchen and Bath

"There are a number of benefits of CLIPP, in particular the pathway for promotion and teaming with other pros, and the assessment tool."
Mary Jo Peterson, CMKBD, CLIPP, CAPS, MA
NKBA Hall of Fame Member - MJP Designs and Author of "Universal Kitchen and Bathroom Planning" and "Gracious Spaces

"The CLIPP course was very well designed, developed and paced training. Love that you genuinely help us make our businesses better. It is extremely valuable and worth the time spent."
Elle H-Millard, CKD, CLIPP

Add your name to this growing list of OVER 500 professionals - Register HERE!
Discounts? YES! Learn more about discounts HERE .
How Many Falls?
Older Adults - Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries.

  • Over 1 in 4 seniors fall every year – only half report the fall.
  • 60% of all falls occur at home, 30% are hospitalized.
  • Falling once doubles the chance of falling again.
  • Every 13 seconds an older adult goes to an emergency room as a result of a fall.
  • By 2030, every hour, 7 people die as a result of a fall.
  • People age 75 and older who fall are four to five times more likely than those age 65 to 74 to be admitted to a long-term care facility for a year or longer.

Children - Unintentional falls are the #1 cause of non-fatal injuries.

  • 45% of all childhood deaths occur at home.
  • 33% of all child related injuries are due to falling down stairs, out of windows, off decks or balconies.
  • Every two weeks a child dies because a piece of furniture or TV fell on them.
  • Over 90% of all home injuries to children are preventable, with appropriate safety in the home 
  • The majority of serious falls happen at home. Children are twice as likely to be injured in a fall-related injury at home than at a childcare facility.
  • 38 percent of fall-related injuries in children are among kids 4 and under.
Why do adults and children fall?
Think designs and products...
According to new information from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University:
Less than 0.9% of the current housing stock have zero-step entrances to the home, single floor living, wide hallways and doors, electrical controls reachable from a wheelchair, and lever-style handles on faucets and doors)
Less than 3.5% of current single-family homes have three of the most critical accessibility features (zero-step entrances to the home, single floor living, wide hallways and doors)
What can I do?

Add your name to this growing movement. Reduce falls by 50% with safer designs and products.
If we do not stop falls, by 2030 every hour 7 adults will die from a fall at home.
Click the graphic to add your name

Did you miss KBIS / IBS in February 2019?

The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, combined with the International Builders Show attendance topped 100,000 professionals visiting over 2,000 booths in over 1,000,000 sq ft of show space!

One special feature was the inaugural, " Showcase for Living In Place " with over 20 subject matter experts sharing their wisdom and experiences, show tours, door prizes and much more.
Special presentations were given by the:

  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Habitat For Humanity International
  • American Occupational Therapy Association
  • American Society of Home Inspectors

A big thank you to the Showcase Sponsors:
FREE Guidebook for Living In Place
Attention Industry Professionals:
Free Guidebook for Living In Place
This is an informative Guidebook to help you further understand the concept and practical business application of Living In Place.

You will learn:
  • The need for safer homes
  • The Living In Place Solution
  • Just a few of the hundreds of designs and product ideas you can include in ALL your projects, with live links for more information
  • Plus valuable information about becoming a Certified Living In Place Professional