Just because your loved one can’t see as well as she used to, that doesn’t mean that she doesn’t want to be active in the kitchen still. Some of these tools might be just what you’ve been looking for in order to help your loved one continue cooking.
Typical cookware and baking dishes might be glass or metal, but they can be difficult to differentiate, particularly when they’re in the oven. Silicone cookware and bakeware, on the other hand, are often brightly colored and that’s much easier to see, even in a dark oven. Since the silicone doesn’t transmit as much heat, your loved one is also less likely to burn herself. Should she drop the dish, it also won’t break.
Pouring alarms are small alarms that attach to the lip of a glass or the edge of a bowl. As the liquid climbs the sides of the glass or the bowl, it sets off an audible alert when it reaches the alarm. This helps your loved one to avoid over-pouring or overfilling glasses or bowls when she’s dealing with liquids.
It’s not always easy to tell if a pot has reached a full boil unless you’re able to see it and that can be a problem if your loved one has eye trouble. Boiling alarms are a small alert that your loved one drops into a pot of liquid. Once the liquid starts to boil, an audible alarm goes off.
Specialized Plates and Attachments
Plates with a prominent lip help your loved one to keep her food firmly on her plate, even if the food is likely to slip and slide around the plate. Another option is to use plate bumpers. These are often silicone or plastic barriers that fit into the middle of the plate and serve as a divider for food and your loved one can push her utensils against them in order to fill them without pushing the food off the plate.
Even though your loved one has you, other family members, and her senior care providers, she probably still enjoys doing things on her own now and again.
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