FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Dan Taddei
Director of Education/Certification
The National Association of the Remodeling Industry
Contact: Louie Delaware
Living In Place Institute, LLC
The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) announces partnership with the Living In Place Institute™ (LIPI)
Des Plaines, Illinois & Louisville, Colorado – August 11, 2017 – The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), the only trade association of professional remodelers, announced a partnership with the Living In Place Institute™ (LIPI) in July. LIPI conducts the nationwide Certified Living In Place Professional™ (CLIPP) training, helping remodelers, contractors, designers, and medical professionals, along with other experts take responsibility for making all homes more accessible, comfortable, and safer for everyone, regardless of the occupant’s age or condition.
NARI, whose slogan is Remodeling Done Right™, has roots that go back to 1935. Today, NARI has 52 chapters nationwide and over 6,000 members in 49 states. NARI’s Core Purpose is to advance and promote the remodeling industry’s professionalism, product and vital public purpose. LIPI provides education and certification classes across the nation that foster interprofessional networks of experts from different fields working together in an unprecedented movement focusing on home accessibility and safety.
NARI and LIPI recognize (and as the AARP reports) that approximately 90 percent of seniors wish to continue living in their current home as long as possible. Those homeowners may or may not know what modifications are needed to help them meet their goal. NARI members are the most appropriate professionals to help make the necessary changes and to ensure that those modifications are performed properly.
NARI & LIPI recognize that the current annual US expenditures of over $50B direct medical costs due to falls, with the majority of falls occurring in a home. For the 300,000 individuals who turn 65 years old every month, these falls can be best reduced through better home design and the proper installation of safety products.
The CLIPP training program covers important and relevant topics such as:
- Importance of Interprofessional Teams for Living In Place
- Statistics & Trends in the Living In Place Market
- Medical, Pharmaceutical and Cognitive Issues of Aging
- Designs, Products and Installation for Living In Place
- Experiential Lunch
- The Importance of Using a Standardized Electronic Checklist
- How to Market to these Clients
About NARI: The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is the premier association of remodeling professionals and industry experts dedicated to advancing the professionalism of the remodeling industry and educating the public on the benefits of using a qualified professional. NARI has 6,000 member contractors, suppliers and service providers and 52 chapters across the U.S. NARI members adhere to a Code of Ethics and together as an industry promote Remodeling Done Right™. Learn more about NARI and how to find a qualified professional remodeler at NARI.org.