Making Your Parent’s Kitchen Safer in Kitchen and Bath Month

Caregiver in Las Vegas NV: Making Your Parent's Kitchen Safer

The kitchen is often considered the heart of the home, especially during times of gathering and holidays. Unfortunately, it can be a dangerous and challenging place for your aging parent. Making their kitchen safer is an important way to not only make them feel more secure, but also to encourage more independence, and allow them to enjoy the benefits of getting into the kitchen and cooking.

Some ways you can make your parent’s kitchen safer include:

  • Place non-slip mats in front of the sink and the dishwasher. These will reduce the risk of your parent slipping in water or soap and falling. Be sure to clean these regularly to prevent the buildup of mold and mildew.
  • Clearly mark the handles on the sink to show which is hot and which is cold. This is important for seniors with cognitive functioning decline, and can also help a senior with low vision prevent burns.
  • Remove all flammable materials from on and around their stove. It is possible for a handle to be accidentally turned or a button pressed, which can cause it to turn on and potentially start a fire.
  • If your parent is struggling with cognitive functioning decline and you are concerned about them turning on the oven or stove and leaving it, disconnect the appliance while they are alone.
  • Keep knives and other sharp implements out of your parent’s reach.
  • Do not store chemicals in the kitchen. This includes cleaning chemicals. Seniors with cognitive functioning decline may mistake them and accidentally ingest them, while those with low vision or compromised smell might not notice spills that could contaminate their food or bother their skin.
  • Place several timers in the kitchen so your parent knows when to turn off cooking food.
  • Have a fire extinguisher easily accessible for use in an emergency. Large containers of baking soda and salt can also be very helpful for this type of situation.

 

Safety is a serious concern for many family caregivers. If you are concerned about your parents safety when you are not able to be with them, bringing senior care into your routine may be the ideal solution. A senior home care services provider acts as a supplement to the care you give your aging parent, being with them on a schedule that is right for their needs, and helping them to manage their challenges in the ways that are right for them. The result is a lifestyle for them that is more accessible, safer, and more fulfilling, and greater flexibility for you.

 

If you or an aging loved-one are considering caregiver services in Las Vegas, NV, please contact the caring staff at Compassion Crest Home Care. Call today (702) 385-0920.

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Making Your Parent’s Kitchen Safer in Kitchen and Bath Month

Caregiver in Las Vegas NV: Making Your Parent's Kitchen Safer

The kitchen is often considered the heart of the home, especially during times of gathering and holidays. Unfortunately, it can be a dangerous and challenging place for your aging parent. Making their kitchen safer is an important way to not only make them feel more secure, but also to encourage more independence, and allow them to enjoy the benefits of getting into the kitchen and cooking.

Some ways you can make your parent’s kitchen safer include:

  • Place non-slip mats in front of the sink and the dishwasher. These will reduce the risk of your parent slipping in water or soap and falling. Be sure to clean these regularly to prevent the buildup of mold and mildew.
  • Clearly mark the handles on the sink to show which is hot and which is cold. This is important for seniors with cognitive functioning decline, and can also help a senior with low vision prevent burns.
  • Remove all flammable materials from on and around their stove. It is possible for a handle to be accidentally turned or a button pressed, which can cause it to turn on and potentially start a fire.
  • If your parent is struggling with cognitive functioning decline and you are concerned about them turning on the oven or stove and leaving it, disconnect the appliance while they are alone.
  • Keep knives and other sharp implements out of your parent’s reach.
  • Do not store chemicals in the kitchen. This includes cleaning chemicals. Seniors with cognitive functioning decline may mistake them and accidentally ingest them, while those with low vision or compromised smell might not notice spills that could contaminate their food or bother their skin.
  • Place several timers in the kitchen so your parent knows when to turn off cooking food.
  • Have a fire extinguisher easily accessible for use in an emergency. Large containers of baking soda and salt can also be very helpful for this type of situation.

 

Safety is a serious concern for many family caregivers. If you are concerned about your parents safety when you are not able to be with them, bringing senior care into your routine may be the ideal solution. A senior home care services provider acts as a supplement to the care you give your aging parent, being with them on a schedule that is right for their needs, and helping them to manage their challenges in the ways that are right for them. The result is a lifestyle for them that is more accessible, safer, and more fulfilling, and greater flexibility for you.

 

If you or an aging loved-one are considering caregiver services in Las Vegas, NV, please contact the caring staff at Compassion Crest Home Care. Call today (702) 385-0920.



Free In Home Consultation & Care Assessment

Please fill out this form and we will contact you to set up your free assessment.





Our Office