Balance problems may make it difficult to work in the kitchen

Try: #identify kitchen supplies and foods used regularly to prepare meals and clean up #put those items in waist-high places in the kitchen #keep often-used appliances on countertops and the easiest-to-reach shelves or drawers #keep items used at the same time close together #to decrease risky use of the regular oven mount a toaster oven below a kitchen cabinet or keep it on a counter #store food in the middle shelves of the refrigerator #don’t use a footstool or stepladder grab out-of-reach items with a reacher or ask for help reachers are sold by medical supply outlets and drug stores

Materials: Waist-level storage re-organization of frequently-used items toaster oven reacher or helper

Categories: Maintenance, Medical Physical, Mobile, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance, No Supervision, Fully Aware

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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