Organize the kitchen to preventing falls and other mishaps

Try: Install new lighting as needed to ensure that the kitchen is adequately lit under-cabinet lighting for counters can be helpful remove floor rugs place frequently used dishes utensils and cups on counter tops or easy-to-reach shelves to avoid making the Care recipient (cr) reach or bend for them encourage the cr to use the microwave instead of the stove store food and beverages in smaller containers so that they are easier to manage encourage the cr to perform food preparation while sitting at the kitchen table store food items on the most accessible shelf in the refrigerator arrange all items so that the cr doesn’t need to use a step stool remove a step stool that poses a risk to a cr if used

Materials: New or under-cabinet lighting small plastic containers for food and liquids

Categories: Maintenance, Medical Physical, Mobility, Mobile, Needs Some Assistance, Independence, Some Supervision

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

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