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Kitchen Safety Tips for Seniors Receiving In-Home Care

April 2, 2018

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.

Key Takeaways:

  • 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.”

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Tyler Williams

As an Area Owner and Operator of a Home Matters Caregiving franchise, I am committed to ensuring exceptional outcomes for our valued clients and caregivers. My passion for elevating our service quality is matched by my role as a blogger and social media manager for the franchise, where I share insights, updates, and foster community engagement. Prior to senior care, I used my strategic communication and brand development skills as the Marketing Director of a regional bank. My diverse experience supports my commitment to excellence and innovation in both healthcare and digital communication.
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