2018 BREAKOUT SESSION: Facility Design and Continued Compliance to Codes


Learn about the many Florida state Codes that require compliance and how to maneuver through them. Understand the multitude of design options that can help your residents and their care givers to continue to live safely, comfortably and with increased independence in your facility. Find out the many ideas that are available for emergency situations when power outages occur. Discover the wonder of the Therapy Dog and how a partnership with a Therapy Dog club can provide comfort to your residents and staff.


Elaine Deremer Cook is the owner and president of the HandyPro of the SpaceCoast company, an engineering and general contracting firm specializing in Accessibility modifications for seniors and people with disabilities She is an engineering graduate of the University of Florida with most of her experience working with the Space Shuttle Program until its completion in 2010. She was an award-winning program management executive, who made exceptional contributions in the aerospace sector. Elaine currently holds licenses in engineering and contracting and multiple certifications for accessibility. Elaine has also founded the HandyPro Hounds Therapy Dog Club that helps to provide a comforting atmosphere for the people in her communities.