Kitchen Safety

Some kitchen tools and equipment are difficult for older adults to use due to a range of reasons. Plus, the kitchen is an unsafe place for elderly people with decreased cognitive abilities or dementia.

So, we created these guides to make cooking and operating a kitchen easier for seniors and the elderly. You will also find reviews of easier-to-use kitchen appliances and devices, even for elderly people with dementia.

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Best Coffee Maker for Seniors (Top Easy Options for Elderly)

The best coffee makers for seniors and the elderly have simple controls, an automatic shut-off setting with buttons and switches that are easy to see. I personally recommend the Keurig K-Express or the Hamilton Beach Scoop brewers. Here’s why.

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What Are The Best Coffee Cups for Arthritic Hands?

Arthritis pain can even take the enjoyment out of a nice hot cup of coffee. Holding onto a heavy mug with a thin handle adds to the pain. So, here are the best coffee cups for arthritic hands so you can hang onto that nice warm cup more easily.

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Lightweight Coffee Mugs for Elderly (Safer & Easier Coffee Cups)

Dropping a heavy mug of coffee will cause a mess if not an injury for seniors. The best lightweight coffee mugs for the elderly have no-spill features, stay cool to the touch while keeping coffee hot, and are lighter and easier to lift that other coffee cups.

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The Best Tea Kettles for the Elderly and Seniors (Lightweight, Easy, and Safe)

Arthritis, hand weakness, dementia and other common problems of aging can make even the simple act of heating water painful and difficult. Look for manual and electric tea kettles that are lightweight, easy to fill, easy to pour, and safer than other tea kettles. Here are the best tea kettles for elderly and senior users.

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The Best Wine Opener For Arthritic Hands

If you are a wine enthusiast, then you know just how relaxing it is to take a glass of your favorite wine at the end of a tiring day. However, for those who suffer from arthritic hands, the thought of opening a wine bottle might not be as appealing!

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The Best Dementia Friendly Kitchen Appliances

The kitchen can be a challenging – and even dangerous – place for seniors with dementia or Alzheimer’s. However, there are more dementia friendly kitchen appliances out there that are easier to use with built-in safety functions too. Here are some of my favorites!

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8 Simple Kitchen Safety Tips For Seniors With Dementia

The kitchen can be a dangerous place for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s. It seems there are hazards in every drawer. Use these simple kitchen tips for seniors with dementia to make the kitchen a safer place for someone you love!

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6 Best Kitchen Timers for Elderly People

Have you become a little forgetful lately? Maybe you don’t hear as loud as you used to. If these common ailments of aging are affecting your kitchen skills, a kitchen timer might be just the answer you need. Keep reading to learn more about the best kitchen timers for seniors and the elderly.

Best Stove Locks for Seniors

The Best Stove Locks for Seniors With Dementia

Controlling access to the stove might be necessary to decrease the chance of a kitchen fire. Use these stove locks for seniors with dementia to lock out the stove or turn it off completely in the event of an emergency.

Guide to Stove Safety for the Elderly

A Guide to Stove Safety for the Elderly

Using a stove can keep a senior fed with nutritious food while providing an enjoyable activity. But, it is important that seniors can cook and use a stove safely. Here are some safety tips for both electric and gas stoves to improve kitchen safety for the elderly.

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12 Safe Cooking Tips for Seniors With Dementia

In addition to providing food and nutrition, the act of cooking also provides physical activity and mental stimulation. The following tips will help people with dementia cook more safely – so that they can continue doing the activity they love!

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The 6 Best Bottle Openers For Arthritic Hands

From water bottles to pill containers, bottles are a daily part of many senior’s lives. But, often arthritis can make twisting a lid off of a bottle a painful event. So, to help with this, here are the best bottle openers for arthritic hands.