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... continue reading.