For many, the kitchen is the central hub and gathering place of the home. More than a place where delicious meals are prepared, it's the place where memories are made; however, a messy or dysfunctional kitchen can pose a number of safety threats-especially to homebound senior citizens.
To help make your kitchen both safe and functional, Medical Care Alert has come up with nine easy tips that nearly anyone can do. While some of these safety tips involve replacing entire kitchen appliances (like your refrigerator or kitchen faucet), others involve much simpler and less expensive solutions. Regularly cleaning the floor and countertops in your kitchen can greatly reduce the risk of falls and other injuries: