“We believe that functional does not have to mean institutional, and accessible design can be beautiful."
DESIGN YOUR BEST LIFE AT HOME
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.
WE BELIEVE LIVING IN PLACE IS PREFERABLE FOR ONE'S SENSE OF WELLBEING
WE BELIEVE HEALTH AT HOME IS POSSIBLE THROUGH SMART DESIGN
WE BELIEVE THE HOME CAN SUPPORT AGING OR LIVING WITH A CHRONIC CONDITION
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 holds an MBA in Healthcare Administration and a Master of Public Administration with a focus in project management. Lori has held various executive-level positions over 15 years in the long-term care industry. She is a Veteran of the United States Air Force and served under Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
Lori’s passion to foster the ability for people moving through the aging process or living with limiting health conditions to remain living independently at home was the inspiration for the creation of Live in Place Designs. The company’s unique business model is pioneering the integration of the health care and construction industries in the context of accessible home design, enabling people to enhance wellbeing without compromising style.
Through human-centered design that places people at the center of the space, Lori addresses the real functional needs for the people who use it. She believes changing the home to meet the individual greatly increases the person’s overall wellness and the amount of time that person can remain in their own home – one of the most important, remaining comforts we all seek to protect when faced with life changing or age-related health events.
Co-founder and CMO Shepard Morrow brings extensive marketing and consultant experience to Live in Place Designs. He comes from a strong background in business operations and corporate restructuring.
As an early stage investor, he seeks to nurture and support entrepreneurs as they build scalable, sustainable businesses with a positive impact.
Morrow brings a unique, grounded approach to his executive role. He prefers to act as an early employee, not solely as advisor or mentor. He’s not afraid to get his hands dirty doing the actual work. He chooses to support investment companies in a wide range of business issues, including finance, market planning, customer acquisition, strategic partnerships, contracts, marketing, and operations.
The “aging in place” trend encourages home remodeling to accommodate healthy living in our own spaces rather than a facility. Live in Place Designs offers visionary opportunities to re-design housing for the aging population.
Through creative design, technological innovation, and understanding both home and resident, Live in Place Designs improves healthcare outcomes for the aging. They lower costs to deliver improved services to a larger population sect.
Dave DeVitis is the Chief 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.
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Live In Place Designs - We Help People of All Ages
We ensure you can enjoy your home, your community, and your independence.
Our specialty is in working with clients to design homes for living with a disability, considering both short and long-term needs of the individual. To do that most effectively the process involves mutual collaboration during the process to develop different design ideas and select the accessible products that make the end result of your design the right one just for you.
Designing spaces for people with disabilities requires an understanding of the disability as well as the principles of Universal Design and compliance to ADA standards in the context of residential spaces. Our goal is to design a layout that works for your use with any mobility equipment, without feeling “institutional” and while retaining or improving the resale value of your home.