Kendal at Home Staff Certified as Living in Place Professionals

Oct. 12,  2017—The Kendal at Home Care Coordination team—Katie Tipton, Terri Lanham, Joanne Cornell, Cheryl Menz, Debra Saul and Mary Jo Dziak—all became Certified Living in Place Professionals (CLIPP) in August, along with Executive Director Lynne Giacobbe.

“Our Home Management team members were certified along with us,” Lynne says. “We all successfully completed a three-day training course presented by the Living in Place Institute in the Universal Design Living Laboratory, a one-of-a-kind national demonstration project in Columbus, Ohio.”

The Living in Place Institute trains and certifies professionals in the skills necessary to help make homes accessible, comfortable and safe for older adults. The course focused on blending the best principles of aging in place, accessibility and universal design to make all homes accessible, comfortable and safe for everyone. Universal design is human-centered design, accommodating people of all sizes, ages and abilities.

“It was an honor and a pleasure to be among internationally respected professionals who participated in this program,” Lynne said. “We are excited to work together with our home management professionals in the coming months to share new skills and integrate them in our continued effort to make homes a safer place to live.”