Living In Place Institute - Frequently Asked Questions

Questions

Q: 1. What are Living in Place Institute programs? - Why have they captured international interest?
Q: 2. Is Living In Place another name for "aging-in-place" and "universal design?"
Q: 4. What is a typical Living In Place Institute CLIPP and LIPA class agenda?
Q: 5. After the class, when am I credentialed?
Q: 6. What is the Living in Place Code of Ethics and Conduct?
Q: 7. Are there any guarantees?
Q: 8. Are the events ADA Compliant?
Q: 9. Continuing Education Units Policy and Maintaining Your Credential
Q: 10. What is the Registration, Course Change, Cancellation, and Refund Policy?
Q: 11. What are the requirements for Living In Place Institute Credentials?
Q: 12. Is my attendance documented?
Q: 13. What are the Professional Conduct & Requirements of all Presenters on behalf of the Living In Place Institute?
Q: 14. What is the Non-Discrimination Policy?
Q: 15. Can I make my own Experiential Meal Kit?


Answers

Q: 1. What are Living in Place Institute programs? - Why have they captured international interest?

Living in Place Institute education programs, Certified Living In Place Professional (CLIPP), Living In Place Professional (LIPA), and Home & Accessibility Trade Specialist (HATS) are all part of a fundamental shift to a simpler, complete approach to improving Safety Health - Comfort in all homes through designs and products.
 
The Living In Place Institute has developed a total-industry, worldwide educational approach to improving all homes regardless of the current or future occupant's needs or age. It does not stigmatize or isolate persons by age or needs, nor use terms that can be misunderstood or insult persons.

The Living In Place Institute Network of professionals spans the globe in effort and participation.

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Q: 2. Is Living In Place another name for "aging-in-place" and "universal design?"
NO. Living In Place is the practice of making all homes Safe - Healthy - Comfortable for everyone.

Aging-in-place is directed towards older adults and is often considered providing medical advice, something only a licensed medical professional is authorized to offer.

Universal design is a set of ideal principles created as a university project. No examples or references to specific designs or products were given or suggested.
 
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Q: 4. What is a typical Living In Place Institute CLIPP and LIPA class agenda?
1. Agenda and Learning Objectives
- Certified Living In Place Professional (CLIPP)
- Living In Place Associate (LIPA)


Class #1 - 120 minutes (live-interactive on-screen)
- Introduction to Living In Place
- Course Objectives
- Experiential Meal
 
Class #2 - 68 minutes (pre-recorded)
- Interprofessional Teams
- Statistics & Trends (The WHY of Living In Place)

Class #3 - 99 minutes (pre-recorded)
- Medical Issues & Solutions
- Home Assessments
- Living In Place Institute Network

Class # 4 - 119 minutes (pre-recorded)
- General Topics
- Electrical
- Color
- Halls & Walkways
- Doors
- Windows

CLASS #5 - 66 minutes (pre-recorded)
- Faucets
- Countertops
- Sinks
- Cabinets
- Drawers
- Appliances
- Flooring​

CLASS #6 - 104 minutes (pre-recorded)
- Kitchens
- Class Exercise for Kitchen Design
- Bathrooms
- Laundry
- Exteriors
- Yards

CLASS # 7 - 54 minutes (pre-recorded)
- Memory & Cognitive Solutions
- Unique Needs
- Building Permits
- Wellness

CLASS # 8 - 62 minutes (pre-recorded)
- What you are Selling
- What is a Credential
- To Whom You Are Selling

CLASS #9 - 118 minutes (pre-recorded)
- Business Structure
- Insurance
- Strategic Plan
- Marketing
- Class Exercise for Vision & Mission
- Class Exercise for 6-Foot Speech
- Class Exercise for Your Online Profile

CLASS #10 - 120 minutes (live-interactive on-screen)
- Networking and Lessons Learned
- Opportunities for Involvement
- Course Review
- Final Exam
- Course Evaluation

 

Course Objectives:

- Introductions
- Course Objectives
  1. Understanding that not only have the words changed.
  2. Learn why and how this course was developed.
  3. Understand course development and participation from professionals.
  4. Understand the value of being a Certified Living In Place Professional™ (CLIPP™), a Living in Place Associate™ (LIPA™), or a Home Accessibility & Trade Specialist™ (HATS).
- Experiential Meal
  1. Learn common adaptive devices that are used for preparing a meal while experiencing various life challenges
  2. Learn how to prepare and eat a meal with various physical and vision challenges.
Participants put on tactile-reducing gloves with various fingers immobilized and taped together, padding is added to the palms to further reduce tactile sensations, vision altering glasses are worn simulating three of the more common vision challenges. Then each person opens packages of food and makes and eats their meal, all while experiencing some of the challenges that many persons live with every day.

CLASS #2

– Interprofessional Teams

  1. Outline a typical project.
  2. The Importance of Interprofessional Networks.
  3. Understand the Three Pillars of the Living In Place Institute.
  4. Explain the role of a medical professional in specifying & recommending safer designs and features.
  5. Clarify the roles of other professionals.

- Statistics and Trends

  1. Outline statistics for the U.S. population.
  2. Learn statistics of home accessibility and safety challenges.
  3. Discover trends in home choices.
  4. Understand why Living In Place.

CLASS #3

- Medical Issues and Solutions
  1. Study issues of aging.
  2. Learn how pharmaceuticals and food interactions can affect individuals.
  3. Discover how to limit access in a home for individuals with cognitive issues.
  4. Review adaptive devices that help with Activities of Daily Living.
  5. Understand discussing client medical issues.
- Home Assessments
  1. The importance of conducting a standardized, comprehensive home accessibility and safety assessment.
  2. How to use digital tools to assist in the process of conducting an assessment.
  3. Describe how to review and prioritize a comprehensive home assessment with clients, family members, other medical professionals, contractors, designers and Medicaid professionals.
  4. Understand with whom and how an assessment should be shared.
- LIPI Compliance
  1. Requirements for CLIPP, LIPA, and HATS program compliance.
  2. Recertification requirements for CLIPP.
  3. Legal issues of using a trademark.
  4. Proper use of CLIPP, LIPA, HATS, and associated logos.

 CLASS #4, #5, #6, #7

- Home Solutions and Wellness

  1. Learn the benefits of appropriate products to help make homes more accessible and safer for both existing and new homes.
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    Q: 5. After the class, when am I credentialed?
    Certified Living In Place Professional (CLIPP) - During the final session of your class, you will take an electronic exam that is graded immediately. If you achieve a passing score of 75% or more you will be immediately certified. 

    There are no additional fees. Every graduate is emailed a custom Graduation Certificate and the Certificate and Code of Ethics, both suitable for framing.

    If you do not pass the Final Exam, you will be notified of the re-examination options.
     
    Living In Place Associate (LIPA) - There is no final exam.
     
    Home & Accessibility Trade Specialist (HATS) - After each class, you will take a quiz. If you achieve a passing score of 75% or more you will be asked to continue to the next required class. At the end of all classes, you will be immediately awarded the credential of Home & Accessibility Trade Specialist (HATS).

    If you do not pass a quiz, you may retake the quiz.
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    Q: 6. What is the Living in Place Code of Ethics and Conduct?

    Code of Ethics and Conduct for all Living In Place Network professionals.

    As recognized and credentialed by the Living In Place Institute I agree to:

    1. Hold paramount the welfare of persons I serve professionally,
    2. Practice only in my area(s) of expertise and/or licensure and maintain high standards,
    3. Maintain the confidentiality of privileged information,
    4. Not engage in any conduct that constitutes a conflict of interest or adversely reflects on the Living In Place Institute,
    5. Broadly expand my professional practice and knowledge,
    6. Seek deserved and reasonable compensation for my services,
    7. Inform and educate the industry and public on Living In Place Institute practices and systems,
    8. Issue public statements in an objective and truthful manner,
    9. Comply with the laws and policies that guide my professional practice,
    10. Abide by all the Living In Place Policies & Procedures,
    11. Hold the Living In Place Institute harmless for all causes and issues.



     
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    Q: 7. Are there any guarantees?
    Guaranteed Customer Satisfaction

    Living In Place Institute Satisfaction Guarantee -

    CLIPP and LIPA - 
    If you find that you are not satisfied with the CLIPP program any time through Class #2, simply return, at your expense, all course materials. Do not return a purchased an Experiential Meal Kit. When received, your registration fee will be refunded to your original payment method less $50 for shipping and handling of the original shipment to you.

    HATS - If you are NOT satisfied with the program after Class #4 - part A, simply email us and we will refund your original registration fee.
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    Q: 8. Are the events ADA Compliant?
    The Living In Place Institute strives to accommodate all individuals in our classes, seminars, and activities. We will try our best to comply with all requests sent three weeks in advance to erik@LivingInPlace.Institue, including:
    • Walker & wheelchair accessibility to all events, including ramps, automatic doors, accessible restrooms, etc.
    • Accommodations for vision differences.
    • Individual food desires.
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    Q: 9. Continuing Education Units Policy and Maintaining Your Credential

    CEU Policies:

    Certified Living In Place Professional (CLIPP)

    CLIPP education has been pre-approved for 16 hours of Continuing Education for members of the following associations:

    • National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA)
    • Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC), including members of:
      • American Society of Interior Design (ASID)
      • International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
      • Interior Designers of Canada (IDC)
    • National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)
    • American Society for Home Inspectors (ASHI)*
    • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
    • Society of Certified Senior Advisors (SCSA)

    **CLIPP Course is approved for 16 of ASHI® Continuing Education Credits.

    The CLIPP Program May Meet CEU Qualification Requirements For Members Of The Following Associations:

    • National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
    • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
    • Many other organizations
     
    The CLIPP Program May Meet CEU Requirements In States That Have Their Own CEU Programs For The Following Licensed Medical Professionals:
    • Occupational Therapists*
    • Physical Therapists
    • Nurses
    • Physicians 
    *The Living In Place Institute will not submit documentation or application fees for OTs in states that do not honor AOTA’s CEU program, as well as for individual states for Physical Therapists.

    CEUs are not required to maintain your active CLIPP status.

    Certified Living In Place Professionals (CLIPP) are invited to maintain their Active Network Benefits status every year for a US$99 activation fee. Included in those benefits is a non-printable E-manual plus a no-cost registration to attend one scheduled CLIPP class anytime during their Active Network period.

     

    Living In Place Associate (LIPA)
    Is not approved for CEUs

    Living In Place Associates(LIPA) are invited to maintain their Active Network Benefits status every year for a US$99 activation fee. Included in those benefits is a non-printable E-manual plus a no-cost registration to attend one scheduled CLIPP class anytime during their Active Network period.

     
    Home & Accessibility Trade Specialist (HATS)
    Is not approved for CEUs
    Home & Accessibility Trade Specialists are not required to take a refresher course.
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    Q: 10. What is the Registration, Course Change, Cancellation, and Refund Policy?

    CLIPP & LIPA ONLY
    Registration closes at midnight ET, one calendar day prior to Class #1.

    HATS ONLY
    There is no cut-off date. As soon as you register you may begin the classes.

    ON-SITE CLIPP AND LIPA CLASSES ONLY
    Registration: 

    • Registration closes midnight ET, about two calendar weeks prior to the class for US mailing addresses and 3 weeks for most international addresses.
    • Late registration is from first class date to 3 business days prior for US mailing addresses and 10 days prior for most international mailing addresses.
    • Late registration is an additional $250 fee, and class materials are not guaranteed to arrive prior to the class start date.
    • Written permission is required from either Erik Listou or Louie Delaware before late-registering.

    Changing course dates:

    A.     At least 20 calendar days prior to the scheduled class start date and re-registering for a different class -

    • Registrant must receive prior written approval from erik@LivingInPlace.Institute.
    • Registrant must register for the new class and pay the prevailing rate.
    • After registering for the new class date, Registrant will receive a 65% refund of the original registration fee to their original payment method.
    • Changes within 20 calendar days of scheduled class start date are not eligible for a refund.

    Transferring registration to another person:

    B.     At least 20 calendar days prior to the scheduled course and transfer registration to a different person -
    • Registrant must receive prior written approval from erik@LivingInPlace.Institute.
    • New Registrant must register for the new class and pay the prevailing rate.
    • After registering for the new class date, the original Registrant will receive a 90% refund of the original registration fee to their original payment method.
    • Changes within 20 calendar days of scheduled class start date are not eligible for a refund.
    C.     Medical -
    • Registrant must receive prior written approval from erik@LivingInPlace.Institute.
    • New registrant must register for the new class and pay the prevailing rate.
    • After registering for the new class date, original registrant will receive a 90% refund of the original registration fee to their original payment method.

    If the Living in Place Institute cancels a class:

    • Registrant may choose a new class at no additional fee.
    • Registrant may choose a 100% refund (paid within seven business days) to their original payment method.

    If the Registrant does not attend the class:

    • Registrant must contact erik@LivingInPlace.Institute.
    • Registrant is responsible for the full original registration fee.
    • Registrant is required to return all course materials at their expense.
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      Q: 11. What are the requirements for Living In Place Institute Credentials?

      Candidate Profile

      Certified Living In Place Specialist (CLIPP)

      All professionals who are responsible for the design, architecture, general contracting, and major elements of every project, including medical professionals and home inspectors.

      Only Certified Living In Place Professionals in Active Network status may purchase a subscription for use of this home assessment app created by and adhering to the standards and principles of the Living In Place Institute. 


      Living In Place Associates (LIPI)

      LIPA professionals are responsible for products, supply, and provide support services.


      Home & Accessibility Trade Specialist (HATS)

      Professionals who install products and bring designs to life.
      To be awarded any Living In Place Institute credential candidates must:
       
      • Fully attend all required class sessions and meet the above Candidate Profile requirements.
      • Pass exam(s) that measure competency in the principles of the Living In Place Institute.
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      Q: 12. Is my attendance documented?
      The Living In Place Institute documents attendance for each Living in Place Institute program and event.

      Only the Living In Place Institute has access to registrant records.

      Event attendee information, such as name, email, etc. may be shared with event sponsors.

      If a prior class attendee requests a record of their attendance, they must submit a request in writing to the Living In Place Institute.

      All course and activity records are kept by the Living In Place Institute for seven years. This may include items such as:
      • Pre-Registration & Registration Materials    
      • Contractual Agreements    
      • Attendance Records    
      • Examination Records    
      • Certification Records
      • Training materials   
      Records may either be stored as physical records or electronically with off-site storage (at a separate physical facility or through cloud-based storage).
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      Q: 13. What are the Professional Conduct & Requirements of all Presenters on behalf of the Living In Place Institute?

      To be in compliance with approving organizations, The Living In Place Institute as a Provider Organization requires the following Professional Conduct & Requirements from its Presenters:

      • Presenter will inform the Living In Place Institute and disclose any proprietary interest in any product, instrument, device, service or material discussed during their presentation, and the source of any compensation prior to the start of their presentation.
      • Presenter is compliant with copyright laws and has ownership or permission to use all materials used in conjunction with the presentation.
      • Presenter will demonstrate high standards of professional conduct and not discriminate against learners on the basis of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability and/or socioeconomic or ethnic background.
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      Q: 14. What is the Non-Discrimination Policy?
      The Living In Place Institute does not discriminate against anyone based on their race, color, creed, age, physical challenges, sex, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, parental status, or income.

      All Programs, as well as any printed or electronic materials, will be presented in English. The Living In Place Institute will make reasonable efforts to translate materials into other languages if the registrant or sponsor pays the cost of translation and/or transcription services.
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      Q: 15. Can I make my own Experiential Meal Kit?

      Yes, you can make your own Experiential Meal Kit.

      You must create your own Experiential Meal Kit for Class #1. For instructions follow this link.
       
      If after you have completed your registration you want to purchase an Experiential Meal Kit and there is a minimum 2-week shipping time prior to Class #1, use this link. Cost is US$75 in the Continental U.S. ONLY - outside of the Continental U.S. contact Louie@LivingInPlace.institute for cost and shipping time.



       
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