6210 Nesbitt Road, Madison, WI 53719

  1. About
  2. History
  3. Directions during Construction
  4. Gallery Workstation
  5. Blog FAQ Display for Sale Rate your Kitchen Form Our Staff News and Honors Community Involvement Employment Getting Here

Why CLIPP™?

This past year (2019) I completed the coursework and exam to become a Certified Living In Place Professional™.  Although I have been designing spaces for close to 20 years I took on this new certification because I saw it is a natural extension of what I do currently; transforming lives by creating spaces that work. What I learned in the process was I was only seeing the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

Several elements of the CLIPP program are unique and contributed to my interest in certification:

  • The Living In Place Institute that administers the program has a unique approach that includes manufacturers and health care professionals as well as designers. This concept provides a broader understanding of needs and connects end users with products that they need. 
  • It’s not just an “Aging in Place” concept. Here’s a few statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that I found shocking:
    • Over 90% of all home injuries to children are preventable
    • 33% of all child related injuries are due to falling
    • 1 in 4 US adults have a disability that impacts major life activities
    • In 2015 the direct medical costs related to falls was 50 Billion dollars
  • Recognizing the part that adequate lighting plays and appreciating how lighting needs change over the course of our lives.
  • For the builder community new resources are provided. Realizing that building codes are “minimum” requirements; I began to see that simple, cost-neutral changes in the planning stages could make a substantial contribution to creating safer spaces for families and a home’s visitors. 

Being a CLIPP prepares me to assist in new and better ways. Whether completing a HASAC™ (Home Accessibility and Safety Assessment Checklist™) or incorporating current best practices as a part of a building or remodeling project. Making homes safe, comfortable and accessible is mission critical! 

 Contact us using our form or call Dondi at 608-442-4103

Dondi Award