People of all ages and abilities can be at risk in the kitchen. While this room of the house conjures up thoughts of families coming together for happy times and good meals, inviting smells of everything from cookies to stews, and starting the day with a hot cup of coffee or tea, it can also be hiding hazards.
It is possible to make a kitchen a safer place, especially for those who may have conditions that affect their mobility, dexterity, eyesight or smell. Here are some things to look out for in the kitchen of your loved one who may need assistance with keeping their home a safe place to enjoy their daily activities, including cooking and eating healthy foods:
Now here are some tips on how to address these problems if you do recognize them in the home of your elder loved one, while also maintaining their dignity:
People can get a great deal of joy from making their favorite meals and need to be able to eat healthy foods, not just already prepared fast foods or sweets, even as their abilities change due to illness and age. Family members and other caregivers can support this independence in a modified safe kitchen as needed.
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