About Us / Expert Industry Knowledge Combined

Live in Place Designs uniquely brings together Certified Aging in Place Specialists (CAPS) who offer over 20 years of experience designing, contracting, and building with 15 years of experience in care coordination solutions for individuals in the healthcare and long-term care industry.

Our passion is to create functional and empowering solutions for disabled, impaired, or older individuals and their families, so they can live, age, and thrive in place in a way that honors their full capacity and uniqueness.

Endorsed by Industry Professionals

  • As experienced contractors with an extensive partner base in healthcare, we will help you every step of the way through the project and beyond.
  • We are on-call for you at every turn and vow to deliver quality work that meets the highest standards of customer satisfaction.
  • All our remodel and building work comes with manufacturers’ warranties, as well as a construction industry leading two-year warranty on workmanship.
  • As part of our warranty, we offer one visit at no charge after 12 months to address any issues related to expansion and contraction. This includes caulk, touch-up drywall, and touch-up paint.

Phone: 908-377-0703


Lori Bellport

The founder of Live in Place Designs LLC, Lori is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS), a Senior Home Safety Specialist, and a Certified Senior Advisor. She has held various Executive-level positions over 15 years in the long-term care industry.

Lori holds an MBA in Healthcare Administration and a Master of Public Administration with a focus in project management. She is also a Veteran of the United States Air Force and served under Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm.

Her passion is to help individuals address all realities of their lives when faced with life-changing or age-related events. Whether these realities are here and now or are possibilities in the future , everyone values the ability to live with autonomy.

Lori and her team believe that, regardless of the limiting health conditions one may face, there is no need to lose contact with life, spontaneity, or the ability to self-renew and enjoy life.

Jim Clos

Jim Clos

Jim Clos is the VP of Construction Services for Live in Place Designs LLC. He is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) and Senior Home Safety Specialist. Jim has been involved with home improvements and construction projects since the age of five, when he first helped his grandfather wallpaper his room. As a General Contractor for over 20 years, Jim’s accomplishments now include innumerable renovations, additions, and custom-built homes offering barrier-free and accessible solutions to individuals living with chronic health conditions, disabilities and special needs.

Jim comes from a long line of family members who served in the armed forces in support of our country’s national defense, spanning from his grandfather who served in WWII, to his father who served in Vietnam, to his uncle who served in the Korean War. Serving veterans is a priority for Jim and he is an avid supporter of our Veteran projects.

Jim has a passion for helping improve the quality of life for people in all stages of life, and he utilizes his vast experience and skill-set in the construction industry as a means of delivering results that help people remain independent while enjoying life to their fullest potential.

Dave DeVitis

Dave DeVitis is the Design Engineer for Live in Place Designs, LLC. He is a Professional Engineer, has a Masters in Project Management from George Washington University and is a Certified Age in Place Specialist (CAPS). He brings twenty plus years of experience in the areas of home renovation and mechanical design, project management and safety related training. In his role as Design Engineer at Live in Place Designs he formulates thorough project plans incorporating state of the art equipment and construction methods. This process includes communicating design choices and the use of virtual 3D renderings to illustrate newly designed spaces eliminating stress and allowing for informed decisions. Dave’s attention to details during the planning phase and technical support during the construction phase ensures your job is completed in an expedient professional manner.

Whether it’s unique accessibility needs which touch all our lives or a more functional home, the science of living space designs is continually evolving. Dave’s mission is in seeing an ease of everyday living, a smarter and safer way to stay at home for clients and the satisfaction of knowing the difference he is making for others.

Live In Place Designs / We help people in all ages

We ensure you can enjoy your home, your community, and your independence.

We help people in all ages and stages of life…

  • Someone who just sustained a life-altering injury or illness
  • An aging adult who wishes to spend their remaining time at home
  • A loving family member planning ahead for your later years
  • Sons and daughters looking to create an addition for a parent

Our Live in Place Plan© makes homes ready for changing needs, empowers independence, boosts longevity, and makes daily activities easier and more fulfilling now and for the future.

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