Jun 6, 2016 by Comfort Keepers of Fredericksburg
For many families, the kitchen represents a place of joy, comfort, and discovery. Whether it’s a memory of a loved one finally sharing a secret family recipe or a heartfelt conversation with Mom or Dad during dinner, we often associate the kitchen with positive feelings.
However, when you think about the many potential hazards within a kitchen, such as wet floors, fires, and foodborne illnesses, it’s no wonder that the kitchen is considered a potentially dangerous area of the house. While kitchen-related accidents can happen to anyone, they are much more likely to occur with aging adults, especially those who may be affected by declining physical health or Alzheimer’s disease.
Fortunately, we have a few tips that you can use to help prevent accidents from the factors mentioned above, and see to it that your loved ones can enjoy the kitchen safely and in peace.
Preventing Foodborne Illnesses
When it comes to kitchen safety, it’s easy to feel like you’re being overcautious, but keep in mind that by following even just one of the tips above, you can easily prevent a life-threatening incident from occurring. Not only will this keep your loved one safe, but you’ll also have continuous peace of mind. For even more tips and information on kitchen safety, click here.
Remember that Comfort Keepers® of Fredericksburg is ready to provide the support your loved one’s needs. Whether that involves assistance in the kitchen or transportation to places in town, our caregivers can help. Contact Us today to learn more about how in-home care make a difference in your loved one’s life.