Michael Chotiner

Designing functional outdoor living spaces

Designing functional outdoor living spaces

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Professionals who plan and manage senior housing and care facilities know that stimulating, comfortable and safe outdoor living spaces are an important component of design that fosters a higher quality of life for residents.

Safer cooking options for seniors in assisted living

Safer cooking options for seniors in assisted living

Induction cooktops, which operate with a different technology than either gas or electric stoves, offer features that make them safer and easier for seniors to use.

Night lighting for elders

Night lighting for elders

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Many older people have trouble falling asleep and/or getting back to sleep at night, especially when stimulated by bright lights that they turn on in order to navigate to the bathroom or that attendants use during routine nighttime checks.

Making home and AL facilities safe

Making home and AL facilities safe

Over the years, my siblings and I place gripper mats, cleared away clutter and installed shower seats in my mother's bathtub in order to keep her safe.