10 Kitchen Aids for Seniors Safely Increase Independence

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Make the kitchen safer for seniors

Health conditions like arthritis, low vision, frailty, stroke, or dementia can make everyday tasks challenging for older adults. With heat, liquids, and knives present, working in the kitchen can be especially dangerous.

We found 10 simple kitchen aids for seniors that increase safety, prevent accidents, and help them stay independent longer.

Being able to perform everyday tasks on their own boosts mood and self-esteem. Plus, increasing their safety in the kitchen will give you peace of mind.

 

10 helpful kitchen aids for seniors

kitchen aids for seniors

1) $6 Palm peeler
This peeler sits in the palm of the hand and is easier for people with arthritis or joint issues to use.

 

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2) $8 Universal knob turner
This helpful tool can be used to grip and turn many different types of small, slippery knobs found on stovetops, microwaves, dishwasher, etc.

 

kitchen aids for seniors

3) $9 Boil over safeguard
Avoid running to the stove to catch a pot that’s boiling over with this clever silicone lid that stops pots from boiling over. Make sure to take off the cap to expose the holes.

 

kitchen aids for seniors

4) $12 Cut resistant gloves
These slim, cut-resistant gloves keep fingers and hands safe from cuts when slicing meat or veggies.

 

kitchen aids for seniors

5) $19 Oven rack guard
Protect your older adult’s arms from burns with these oven rack guards.

 

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6) $20 Veggie chopper
Make veggie prep faster, easier, and safer with one of these simple veggie chopping tools.

 

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7) $25 Electric water kettle
Electric water kettles heat water quickly and the auto-shut off and boil-dry protection makes it safer than stovetop boiling.

 

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8) $35 Automatic jar opener
Hard-to-open jars shouldn’t stop your older adult from eating foods they enjoy. This automatic jar opener does all the work.

 

kitchen aids for seniors

9) $50 Pull-out cabinet sliding shelves
Make it easier to access pots and pans with easy pull-out shelves that install into existing kitchen cabinets (variety of sizes available).

 

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10) $65 Drive Medical kitchen stool
This special kitchen stool lets seniors sit and get off their feet while working at the kitchen counter. The angled seat makes sitting and standing easy. The height is adjustable too.

 

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By DailyCaring Editorial Team
Image: Senior Entertainer Blog

 

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4 Comments

  • Reply June 28, 2017

    Tyler Meredith

    I really like that you talk about some of the different gadgets that can make a difference for senior citizens during their daily life. It makes sense that it would be nice to have things like grab extensions and jar openers to make my mom’s life easier. Talking to her about getting things like these examples could be a great way to ensure she doesn’t need my help so often and that she can perform tasks that might otherwise be difficult.

    • Reply June 28, 2017

      DailyCaring

      I’m so glad these suggestions are helpful! It’s great when a simple tool can allow an older adult to be more independent 🙂

  • Reply June 4, 2017

    Scott Grant, ATP, CRTS

    What great ideas for help with kitchen safety! I work with seniors and the elderly daily as a wheelchair provider. I didn’t know a few of these kitchen safety tools even existed. Some of my more severely disabled patients can really use a device like the knob turner. Thanks for bringing these helpful aids to light.

    • Reply June 4, 2017

      DailyCaring.com

      So glad these suggestions are helpful!

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