Senior Safety in the Kitchen – Four Great Tips

When the loved ones who used to cook and care for you get older, roles tend to reverse in many ways. Maybe you used to look forward to dinners with Mom or Dad, but their ability to make meals has declined, even though they have lost none of the enthusiasm that made them such loving cooks in the past. Additionally, as seniors age, the kitchen becomes an increasingly dangerous place: Impairments that come with age (hearing loss, vision loss, etc.) increase the likelihood of accident and injury due to fire, sharp objects and utensils, slips and falls and more Some medications decrease alertness and ability to react to dangerous situations Seniors often prepare meals at home alone, leaving them without help should dangerous situations arise Reaction times among seniors are often slowed by forms of dementia and general mental decline The kitchen is considered the heart of most homes, and it s sad when you have to consider a different role for your loved one when it comes to preparing and s


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