Chapter 5: Getting prepared: Safety and risks

Lifestyle and social considerations

I felt supported because I talked to friends on the phone, but I think Henry felt so isolated and alone. What happened to all his golf buddies? It was like they scattered when he got sick.

Similar to assessing the living space for the purposes of increasing safety and comfort, assessing lifestyle (and that of the people who share the living space) can help to identify situations that, with some changes, can increase the safety and comfort for everyone in the home.

Below is a checklist to help assess lifestyle. Think about each and assess if it applies to you, the person who is ill, or anyone else living or visiting in the home. *In the “Helpful resources” section, you will find a summary PDF of this assessment (Lifestyle and social considerations) of this assessment that you can download and print for future use.

Helpful resources