Elderly Caution in the KitchenOur closing clue for hazard-proofing your loved one’s kitchen is a bit of a no-brainer, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention it…

Is there a fire extinguisher in or near the kitchen? If so, that’s good news – but make sure it’s not near the stove or heater so you avoid a combustion issue. If for some reason a fire extinguisher is not present or available, keep salt and/or baking soda handy! These substances can be used to help put out grease fires. 

As you’re surely aware, it can be difficult to convince an elderly person to change or reorganize things –  especially when it’s a part of his or her home. Stress the importance of kitchen safety and involve your loved one in the process. This way, he or she will feel involved and may even get excited about the changes!

Thanks for reading; we hope you found this week’s kitchen caution counseling full of informative and motivating advice. Subscribe to the blog so you’re sure to catch next week’s posts on field trip ideas for a March day!

If there are any tips we missed, feel free to add yours in the comments below!


  • Nelson Eckert

    I recommend putting a small towel on the shower seat to keep the patient from slipping off during the shower