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Making life easier at home continued In the kitchen

Teapot tipper

Large handled cutlery 5

Pan handle holder

Liquid level indicator

Chopping board with spikes

Perching stool

WHAT IS DIFFICULT?

SIMPLE SOLUTIONS

COMPLEX SOLUTIONS

REACHING INTO CUPBOARDS

•R  earrange your cupboards/surfaces • Buy an Easi-Reacher or Handi-Reacher

• Alter the spring in the doors • Lower or raise the cupboards

USING TAPS AND SWITCHES

• Fit tap turners • Purchase Handi-Plugs

• Change switches • Raise or reposition taps • Fit lever taps or new taps • Alter the kitchen

PREPARING/COOKING FOOD

• Sit at a table • Consider kitchen gadgets including: knife with a thick handle; chopping board with spikes; pan handle holder; teapot tipper; lid gripper

• Use a food processor • Purchase a perching/high stool • Buy a trolley • Raise/lower work surface • Make space under worktop for your knees when sitting

MOVING AROUND KITCHEN

• Re-organise the furniture

• Review mobility equipment • Adapt the kitchen

EATING AND DRINKING

• Use large handled cutlery • Use a non-slip mat • Use a lightweight cup/mug • Use a cup with two handles •C  ontact n (see below) for an assessment

• Buy a trolley

LAUNDRY/IRONING

• Install a wall-fixed ironing board

• Raise/lower washing machine

• Consider home support for meal times

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Northamptonshire Care Services Directory 2017/18  

The comprehensive guide to choosing and paying for care.

Northamptonshire Care Services Directory 2017/18  

The comprehensive guide to choosing and paying for care.