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About Comfort Keepers

Comfort Keepers provides award-winning in-home care for seniors and other adults in need of assistance with daily activities. Our highly trained and dedicated caregivers can help your loved one stay in their home for as long as safely possible—a dream come true for many elders.

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Uplifting In-Home Care Services for Seniors & Other Adults Right Where You Need It. Comfort Keepers Victoria, BC provides in home care services and senior care in the following cities in Victoria: Victoria

Tips for Seniors to Stay Safe in The Kitchen

Health Eating for Seniors  |  October 2, 2020

Senior with Caregiver enjoying a meal | Stay Safe in the Kitchen | BLOG POST | Comfort Keepers Victoria

What Every Senior in Victoria, BC Needs to Know About Kitchen Safety

Stay Safe in The Kitchen | For many Canadians, the kitchen is the focal point of the home – it is where families have dinners, enjoy holiday meals, and spend time together. This may be one of the reasons we tend to forget that the kitchen can be a hazardous area where accidents commonly happen, especially for aging adults.

With this in mind, if you want to boost safety in mom or dad’s kitchen, consider the following advice:

Fire prevention & safety – Of all the places in the house, fires are most likely to start in the kitchen and the primary cause for this is unattended food. Remind your loved one never to leave the kitchen when the stove or the oven is on. For seniors with memory issues, installing automatic shut-off devices can be a great tool for ensuring safety. As kitchen towels and potholders also present a fire hazard, make sure these items are never placed too close to the stove. In addition to this, get a qualified electrician to inspect wiring and power sockets to confirm everything is in order – this is a common cause of fires in the homes of the elderly.

Foodborne illness prevention – Foodborne illnesses may be a serious issue for older adults because their bodies are not as strong as they used to be. However, this can be easily addressed by properly storing food, checking the fridge temperatures regularly, reheating leftover foods, as well as checking expiration dates on ingredients before cooking.

Reducing fall risks – Keeping utensils and cooking items within reach and decluttering the counters is critical to maximizing kitchen safety. Anything heavy such as big pots and pans should best be stored at waist level. Another big hazard in the kitchen, just like the bathroom, is water. Spilled water from the sink, pipe leaks, or leaking refrigerators can easily cause a fall. To prevent slippery floors, add mats and check water sources every time you visit Mom or Dad.

At Comfort Keepers® Victoria we feel that home is the best place to be.

If you are concerned about the health and well-being of your aging loved ones we can help with 24-hour care, senior care, companionship care, end-of-life care, post-surgery care, palliative care, personal care, senior living transition services, and much more! 

Comfort Keepers® Victoria Provides In-Home Elderly Care Services

Comfort Keepers®’s trained caregivers help provide senior clients with the highest quality of life possible to keep them happy and healthy at home. Our Interactive Caregiving™ provides a system of care that addresses safety, nutrition, mind, body, and activities of daily living (ADLs).

Comfort Keepers® Victoria In-Home Caregivers Can Help with Interactive Caregiving™

Our philosophy is to elevate the human spirit and our caregivers will be there every step of the way to ensure your loved one has a better quality of life. Personal and empathetic care is care that starts in the heart, and it allows us to meet our client’s exact needs. Learn more about our unique service which offers personal care, companionship care, palliative care, and end-of-life care by contacting the Comfort Keepers Victoria office.

Comfort Keepers® Victoria is proud to provide senior care and home care services to keep seniors safe in their homes.

If you are searching for home care near me, Comfort Keepers® Victoria can provide home care for the seniors of Victoria and the surrounding areas of Colwood, Saanich, Sidney, James Bay, and Oak Bay. Please call (778) 265-5999 and learn how your loved ones can receive compassionate, professional in-home care.

Comfort Keepers® Victoria has been accredited with Exemplary Standing with Accreditation Canada. Accreditation is an intensive process in which an organization’s processes, policies, and procedures are examined by industry experts against a set of quality standards. To achieve accredited status, Comfort Keepers offices met or exceeded the rigorous standards for Home Care companies, as defined by Accreditation Canada.

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