The Aging in Place Institute

Leading Aging in Place 2.0 from Vision to Reality


AiPI’s vision is people aging in place in the home of their choice with dignity.

The Aging in Place Institute drives the development of Aging in Place 2.0 – a dynamic and comprehensive system of home and community based services using design, equipment, technology and services to manage human, economic and medical resources efficiently.


We pursue our vision by exploring and developing models for community wide systems involving non-profit providers, business, consumers, government and technology.


As the paradigm shifts to delivering healthcare & aging services to people in homes reliable system, called Aging in Place 2.0, is required for providers to fully realize opportunities serving people who age in place.


Consumers want to know what services they are likely to need, if they are available, how to access them, and of course, at what cost.


Agencies and businesses that serve the aging population have questions about how to find clients, how to interface with other providers such as home health, meals, adult day care, case managers, home modification contractors, transportation, etc., the size of their interrelated market niches, and how to best serve their clients. They need practical business development solutions.


 The Aging in Place Institute will answer those questions on behalf of all aging in place stakeholders. AiPI will define and drive development of the system needed for Aging in Place 2.0. Everyone interested in this market should not re-invent the wheel. We can do a better and more economical job collaboratively.

AiPI activity results in:

  • More successful, better-planned businesses & agencies serving people who age in place;

  • Happier consumers enjoying the aging lifestyle they prefer;

  • Reduced and more strategic spending for medical and personal care such as reducing hospitalizations and re-admissions;

  • More effective use of all resources, including family and informal caregivers, reducing strains on limited public dollars needed for those with inadequate resources.

How will Aging in Place 2.0 look to a client? One analogy is to a general contractor. The client doesn’t know all the subs, suppliers and scheduling. For them the process flows seamlessly (supposedly). You get one bill!

How will Aging in Place 2.0 work? One thing will be a new manager role, empowered to dispatch services, regardless of silos or eligibility, solely charged with resolving needs.

      The Aging in Place Institute is excited to partner with Leading Age. We held a kickoff  Action Salon dinner attended by forty one people from a wide range of  disciplines, sectors and points of view in Washington, DC on March 30, 2012. More will happen in 2012!

           We still need lots of help including:

  • Financial support

  • Comments, suggestions, support of all kinds

Contact :

Louis Tenenbaum • author of AiP2.0, founder of the Aging in Place Institute • www.louistenenbaum.comlouis@louistenenbaum.com301-343-3229

Read Aging in Place 2.0: Rethinking Solutions to the Home Care Challenge


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George Reinhart March 28, 2011 at 6:13 pm

Hi Louis:
I am interested in what you are doing with AIPI and would be happy to help where I am able.
I am also interested in your thoughts on how to build a network for businesses that support a senior who chooses to AIP.
George Reinhart, CAPS


Karla Gustafson May 31, 2011 at 7:06 pm

I strongly support your proposal. Universal design has been around since the the 1980’s so what are the true barriers and how does the model of aging in place (aging in community) become mainstream?
When I spoke with you at the ASA conference in San Francisco, we discussed the stakeholders in the process. I believe it is critical to identify the players, understand the players position in the aging network, recognize the differences in communications and develop strategies to work cooperatively. I broke the players down into the Public Sector (being the government and the aging services network) and the Private Sector for a poster presentation at the California Council of Gerontology and Geriatrics annual meeting in Sacramento this April. Identifying the private sector breakdown into four broad categories of: Design/Build; Education; Healthcare; and Legal&Financial. The four broad categories breaking down further into three major categories.
I would be very interested in being a part of the Institute to identify a successful business model. Aging in Place is a critical component in providing choice for users as well as economic relief for the aging services network.

Count me in!

Karla Gustafson
Ageless Designs

California State Certified Interior Designer (CID), Gerontologist: National Association Professional Gerontologist (NAPG), Certifed Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS), California Department of Social Services Community Care Certified Residential Elderly Administrator (RCFE), Kitchen and Bath Designer (NKBA)


Questor August 16, 2011 at 4:56 pm

What can states do to support aging in place and multi-generational living?

I’m a member of the State of Hawaii, Home for Life Task Force and we seem to be struggling for ideas beyond making a website/clearinghouse of information =(

To me, the primary issue isn’t a lack of knowledge; it’s FUNDING to implement aging in place w/in the home and the support services it would require.

2nd units on residential property and amnesty for illegal units can help provide an additional source of income for Seniors (many of whom are land rich but cash poor) and housing for the community.

I’m not sure what kind of research you’re interested in, but for what it’s worth:

Realtor’s MLS descriptions of homes, correlated with local building permit data can help identify the % of homes that are being used as illegal rentals. Mapping neighborhoods most affected and to what extent, can be further teased from this data.

Similarly, prelim projections on potential tax revenue for gov’t and # of potential added housing units can be extrapolated.

i’m encouraged by your ideas and direction in the above slides and look forward to seeing what else you come up with.


Bruce Martin February 6, 2012 at 12:00 am


In 2008 in Europe, the AAL JP, Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme was established for this purpose. And this year the first Europe Innovation Partnership (EIP) will focus on active and healthy aging because of the compelling need. Perhaps you could take it one step further by collaborating with other countries. As these are issues all countries face, we could learn from each other and save time, since we already late to the game.


Marcie Lovett March 11, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Count me in, Louis. My concern, of course, is that builders/contractors/renovators keep in mind the storage needs of those who are aging in place.


Dan Stone March 26, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Hi Louis:
We have an aging in place technology company that helps home care agencies and family caregivers deliver care to seniors at home. Our firm provides a series of products and devices that enable agencies and family caregivers to know if a senior is safe, functioning and staying compliant with a care plan. Our devices measure and monitor general & specific activity around the house, medication reminding / retireval and provide data on vital sign information like blood pressure, glucose and weight.
We have learned a lot as an organizationin our work with agencies, medical providers and independent research organizations. We have accumualted a significant amount of knowlege as to what barriers and fears exist in leveraging these types of products to help families and agenices improve the sagety and delivery of care at home yet lower the overall cost.
If we can be a resource for you please let us know.
Dan Stone
(425) 417-5373


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