Cooks Kitchen and Bath

“WE TAKE THE GUESSWORK OUT OF REMODELING, GUARANTEED”

Use this list to prioritize work tasks. Leave a copy of this list with the family so they can make further improvements.

EXTERIOR ENTRANCES AND EXITS

  • Note condition of walk and drive surface; existence of curb cuts
  • Note handrail condition, right and left sides
  • Note light level for driveway, walk, porch
  • Check door threshold height
  • Note ability to use knob. lock key, mailbox, peephole, and package shelf
  • Do door and window locks work?

INTERIOR DOORS, STAIRS, HALLS

  • Note height of door threshold. Knob and hinge types; clear width door opening; determine direction that door swings
  • Note presence of floor level changes
  • Note hall width, adequate for walker/wheelchair
  • Determine stair flight run: straight or curved
  • Note stair rails.. condition, right and left side
  • Examine light level, clutter hazards
  • Note floor surface texture and contrast

BATHROOM

  • Are basins and tub faucets, shower control and drain plugs manageable?
  • Are hot water pipes covered?
  • Is mirror height appropriate, sit and stand?
  • Note ability reach shelf above, below basin covered?
  • Note ability to step in and out of the bath and shower
  • Can resident use bath bench in tub or shower?
  • Note toilet height; ability to reach paper; flush; come from sit to stand posture
  • Is space available for caregiver to assist?

KITCHEN

  • Note overall light level, task lighting
  • Note sink and counter heights
  • Note wall and floor storage shelf heights
  • Are underside hot water pipes covered?
  • Is there under counter knee space?
  • Is there a nearby surface to rest hot foods on when removed from oven?
  • Note stove control location (rear or front)

LIVING, DINING, BEDROOM

  • Chair, sofa, bed heights allow sitting or standing?
  • Do rugs have non-slip pad or rug tape?
  • Chair available with arm rests?
  • Able to turn on light, radio, TV, place a phone call from bed, chair, and sofa?

LAUNDRY

  • Able to hand-wash and hang clothes to dry?
  • Able to access automatic washer/dryer?

TELEPHONE AND DOOR

  • Phone jack location near bed, sofa. chair?
  • Able to get phone, dial, hear caller?
  • Able to identify visitors, hear doorbell?
  • Able to reach and empty mailbox?
  • Wears neck/wrist device to obtain emergency help?

STORAGE SPACE

  • Able to reach closet rods and hooks, open bureau drawers?
  • Is there a light inside the closet?

WINDOWS

  • Opening mechanism at 42 inches from floor?
  • Lock accessible. easy to operate? Sill height above floor level?

ELECTRIC OUTLETS AND CONTROLS

  • Sufficient outlets?
  • Outlet height, wall locations Low vision/sound warnings available?
  • Extension cord hazard?

HEAT, LIGHT VENTILATION, SECURITY CARBON MONOXIDE, WATER TEMP CONTROL

  • Are there smoke detectors and a fire extinguisher?
  • Thermometer displays easily readable?
  • Accessible environmental controls?
  • Pressure balance valve available?
  • Note rooms where poor light level exists
  • Able to open windows; slide patio doors?
  • Able to open drapes or curtains?

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