How to Get a Senior Safe Kitchen
Whether you’ve found the home you want to grow old in or maybe you are the caretaker of an elderly person, you should always consider making your kitchen as senior-safe as possible. Everyone knows that your kitchen is the heart of your home, making it the most active room in the entire house, but that also makes it the most dangerous. Your kitchen can be a hazardous place for anyone who may have accessibility needs or are not as physically agile as a twenty-year-old adult. Wet floors, sharp corners, and mobility issues can make the most beloved room in the house into a hazardous one. So, to keep things nice and safe for you late in life or for the senior citizen in your life is to update your kitchen. With the hustle and bustle of life, things like kitchen accessibility can slip your mind until it is too late. So, prepare early on so you can prevent any serious injury from happening. If you don’t know where to start, Kingston has a list of some ways you can make your kitchen senior-safe and a few kitchen accessories recommendations to help you out.
Update The Lighting
As you get older, your eyesight may get a little aged too. So, make sure your kitchen is properly lit so you can prevent any injuries that may result in poor lighting. Insufficient lighting can be dangerous for those with poor eyesight, so invest in illuminating areas like the stovetop and sink to keep you and the elderly safe.
This faucet is the perfect embodiment of the traditional portrait of early American stylings. Able to fit a variety of sink set-ups, widespread kitchen faucets can be utilized in several multi-hole configurations. These are ideal for larger kitchens, as they are more spread apart, and feature a 2-hole installation. The brushed nickel finish will also provide a long-lasting and warm touch to your kitchen ensemble.
We all know that a fall can be extremely devastating for anyone who has an aging loved one or those with mobility issues. Kitchens are two of the most high-risk rooms for falls in a home because of its slippery floors. To prevent any falls that can happen, invest in non-slip flooring or non-slip mats.
The Milano Soap Dispenser provides a cleaner look in the kitchen by allowing users to keep soap dispensers off the counter. Easily dispense soap with the push-down mechanism while adding a stylistic flair to your contemporary home.
It’s hard to acknowledge, but not all kitchen appliances aren’t really made to be senior-friendly. So make sure to invest in kitchen features that are easier to use for elders. Some things like cabinets and refrigerators should be easy to pull open and close while other things like faucets should be convenient to maneuver and operate. Invest in kitchen accessories that will help reduce any physical stress on your senior citizen.
This faucet tastefully interweaves top-notch ergonomic design and the sheen of contemporary simplicity with its green silicone rubber coated handles and cylindrical facets. Easily adaptable to any kitchen, the Green Eden Single Lever Handle Kitchen Faucet with 8-Inch Deck Plate is prized for its easy-to-use single handle.
Not many think about it, but kitchen counters and the spacing in the kitchen should be easy to maneuver around. Avoid sharp corners on countertops and shelving, and the spacing in your kitchen be as open as possible so to give your senior citizen enough room to move about without worry of bumping into anything hard.
Classical artistry from the late 19th Century to early 20th Century is mirrored beautifully within this faucet’s traditional charm. As an excellent tool to quickly, easily, and stylishly fill pots, eliminate strain on your back. Pot-fillers are useful gadgets placed directly above the stove, providing easily accessible water.
As we all get older, things like reaching for items above our heads can get harder and harder. So, be conscious of that when updating your kitchen for the senior in your life. Keep commonly used objects within reach so as to reduce any stress on their backs or arms. Not to mention, deep sinks and deep cabinetry aren’t as useful in our later years as they are when we are young. So, shallow sinks and cabinetry are ideal so the elderly can easily access their items.
Sink grids have the unique ability to protect sinks from scratches that could occur during daily use. This sink grid is designed to fit snuggly in the KU14167BN sink. Additionally, it will prevent clean food or dishes from coming into contact with any unwanted residue that washes to the bottom of the sink.