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
1) $2 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.
2) $6 Palm peeler
This peeler sits in the palm of the hand and is easier for people with arthritis or joint issues to use.
3) $10 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.
4) $11 Cut resistant gloves
These slim, cut-resistant gloves keep fingers and hands safe from cuts when slicing meat or veggies.
5) $21 Electric water kettle
Electric water kettles heat water quickly and the auto-shut off and boil-dry protection makes it safer than stovetop boiling.
6) $23 Veggie chopper
Make veggie prep faster, easier, and safer with one of these simple veggie chopping tools.
7) $27 Oven rack guard
Protect your older adult’s arms from burns with these oven rack guards.
8) $37 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.
9) $49 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).
10) $55 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
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