While we all need a good kitchen space, it can be a dangerous room, especially for senior citizens. Fortunately, there are some simple kitchen safety tips for seniors and their caregivers that can be implemented today. Keeping all drawers and cabinet doors closed is a simple way to prevent falls. Store heavy pots and pans where they can easily be reached. Remove any tripping hazards such as throw rugs. Make sure the flooring is non-slip tile or another material with some traction. Convert lower cabinets to pull-out drawers for easier access. Ultimately, taking measures to create a safe kitchen will prevent injuries in the home.
- The kitchen is one of the most injury-prone places in the entire home.
- For seniors that are receiving in-home care, it is crucial to safety-prep the kitchen to ensure no harm.
- Certain tips and best practices can help in providing a more safe and secure kitchen.
“Of course, the best way to keep seniors safe in the kitchen is to have a second set of eyes, ears, and hands to detect potential dangers and help your loved one with difficult tasks.”
Let Endeavor In-Home Care, the leading provider of in-home senior care in Chandler, AZ and the surrounding areas, share additional safety tips for seniors and the trusted in-home support that makes each day the best it can be! Contact us any time to learn more.
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