Living In Place Institute Founders

Louie DelawareLouie Delaware, MBA, BSME, CLIPP, ACPC, CAPS

Louie is passionate about helping people make their homes as safe as possible. His knack for being able to describe home safety issues in easy-to-understand terms comes after 22 years in the field of advanced research and development for medical and analytical devices. He has been awarded many different patents and received the prestigious international R&D 100 award for Advanced Technologies. In 2004, he founded US Safety Pros, LLC, which specializes in childproofing, radon testing and mitigation, home accessibility and many other home safety services.

A licensed general contractor, Louie has childproofed more than 2,000 homes and helped countless others mitigate radon, improve family safety, and makes homes easier to negotiate and use for older adults and physically challenged individuals. A father of two children, Louie has first-hand experience when it comes to what works (and what doesn’t) in home safety. He also has older parents who have lived in the same home for nearly 60 years.

Louie is a sought after safety expert for TV news and radio programs, along with many newspapers (including USA Today®), where he is known as The Home Safety Guru®. Louie lives outside of picturesque Boulder, Colorado with his wife, two kids and their lightning-fast whippet racing dogs.

Louie holds the following certifications: Certified Living in Place Professional™ (CLIPP™), Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS), Advanced Certified Professional Childproofer® (ACPC), Radon Mitigation and National Program for Playground Safety.


Erik ListouErik Listou, CLIPP, CAPS, CAASH, CGR, CGP, CR, LDST

Erik is proud to be a senior and is passionate about providing safe and comfortable housing for everyone. Recognized by the housing industry with six national certifications and project and leadership awards, Erik blends almost five decades as a building professional with a focus on bringing awareness of home safety issues to the industry, as well as the general public. He has published countless articles and produced/hosted his own talk radio and TV shows. From design to body language to strategic planning, he is an energetic public speaker and knowledgeable consultant on housing and business topics.

Erik is active in trade associations and consults with local governments about housing. Now, with his colleague and former Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) student, Louie Delaware, he is proud to be co-authoring “How to Live in Place” as a resource for adults, individuals with disabilities and others who simply want to live in place.

Erik lives in the mountain community of Evergreen, Colorado. As a senior with aging parents and family members with disabilities (and a few issues of his own) he understands the unique needs of people with housing issues. Erik is a proud father and devoted husband. He is also a musician and, as you may have already guessed judging by his unique appearance, a Santa Claus who, along with his wife, brings delight to many each holiday season.

Erik holds the following certifications and accomplishments: Certified Living in Place Professional™ (CLIPP™), Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS), Certified Active Adult Specialist in Housing (CAASH), Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR), Certified Green Professional (CGP), Certified Remodeler (CR), Lead Dust Sampling Technician (LDST), Subject-Matter Expert for Carpentry Standards, Subject-Matter Expert for Project Management and Educational Licensee.


Judy DelawareJudy Delaware, OTR/L

Judy has over 32 years of extensive experience in both geriatric and pediatric patients, both institutional and in homes. She has published a number of books, including Management of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. Judy is also a well-known feeding expert.

She has taught many classes to other OTs, including:

  • Sensory Evaluation of the Geriatric Hand.
  • Goniometric Evaluation of the Geriatric Hand
  • Pediatric Occupational Therapy in Home Health Care
  • How to Save Your Back & Avoid a Lawsuit
  • The Role of Occupational Therapy in Home Health Care
  • Arthritis: Evaluation & Treatment
  • Topics in Upper Extremity Management
  • OT/PT Management in the Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient
  • Occupational Therapy Services in Home Care

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