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Top 15 Kitchen Gadgets for Elderly Loved Ones

As a person ages, it’s common to begin experiencing difficulties with everyday tasks like cooking and cleaning due to a decrease in range of motion and dexterity. This decline in functional capabilities coupled with kitchen designs that too often don’t take into account the needs of elderly individuals can leave your senior loved one at risk of injuring themselves as they prepare meals. So, what products do seniors need to prevent such injuries? Luckily, there are numerous gadgets for seniors who want to remain independent and continue cooking for themselves in their homes. Looking for inexpensive gifts for senior citizens who love to cook? Check out our list of the top 15 kitchen gadgets for your elderly loved ones.

Adaptive Kitchen Equipment for Your Senior Loved One

When looking for adaptive tools or safe cooking appliances for elderly loved ones, it’s important to take into account the various age-related issues they are already facing. Are they experiencing issues with arthritis pain? Vision loss? A decrease in strength or dexterity? And what are the best kitchen gadgets to help with each issue? Below, we have listed our top 15 adaptive kitchen tools by category.

Tools to Help With Grip and Dexterity

1. Automatic Jar Openers
2. Mixing Bowls With Grips
3. Slip-Resistant Gripping Tools
4. Cut-Resistant Gloves
5. Rocker Knife
6. Palm Peeler
7. Easy Vegetable Choppers
8. Oven Rack Guards

Tools to Help With Vision or Memory Loss

9. Magnifying Glass Fridge Magnets
10. Kitchen Timer
11. Large-Print Measuring Cups and Spoons

Tools for Easier Kitchen Navigation

12. Reaching Stick
13. Anti-Fatigue Floor Mats
14. Kitchen Stools for Elderly Individuals
15. Pullout Under-the-Cabinet Sliding Shelves

At Tutera, We’ll Take Care of Your Needs

If you’re worried about your senior loved one aging in place at home and dealing with the heightened risk of injury in the kitchen, have no fear – at Tutera, we’re here to help. Whether your loved one needs minimal assistance in the kitchen or more personalized attention due to memory loss or following a surgery or other long-term illness, every Tutera community offers team members, services, amenities and culture that work together to support our residents’ independence and honor their individuality.

With our unwavering commitment to performance excellence, we’ve earned national recognition and awards for our quality services. But, our highest ambition is to help your loved one live the lifestyle they deserve. Give us a call to learn more about our communities across the country; or, to find a location near you, click here! We look forward to answering your questions.