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Making Life Simpler and Safer in the Kitchen

This video from the team at Entwistle Power Occupational Therapy shares stove safety tips, adaptive kitchen utensils to try, and how to conserve your energy when cooking.

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-Setting a kitchen timer or alarm

-Wearing an oven mitt or carrying a utensil if you walk away from the stove 

-Using a stove guard, or a slow cooker

 

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-Weighted utensils

-Non-slip matts under plates

-Rocker knives or scoop plates

 

You can conserve your energy in the kitchen by:

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-Using tools like an automatic can opener or a food processor

-Cooking in larger quantities and freezing leftovers

 

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Julie can be reached at Entwistle Power Occupational Therapy, 1425 Cormorant Road, Suite 301, Ancaster ON L9G 4V5  

T: 866-683-0345 

E: office@entwistlepower.com       W: entwistlepower.com

Disclaimer: The opinions presented in this post are generalized and do not negate the need for an occupational therapy assessment to outline specific functional impairments and solutions for any one client

Anita Hamilton

Baby boomer Anita Hamilton has always been interested in the "real people" stories behind the characters that create and inhabit the world of music, books, movies, television shows, current events, history, etc. A lifelong love of research (ok, nosiness) and writing, combined with a loving and supportive family (complete with 3 mini-dachshund minions), keeps her busy.

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