While we all need a good kitchen space, it can be a dangerous room, especially for senior citizens. Fortunately, Visiting Angels has some great kitchen safety tips for caregivers who work with seniors. 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.”