If you are the designated gourmet chef for your family, or simply enjoy experimenting in the kitchen yourself, then the world of kitchen equipment, accessories and utensils seems to be constantly evolving and shifting, in terms of both design and functionality.
However, as the majority of people across the length and breadth of the United States have neither the time, money nor inclination to dine out at restaurants or order-in deliveries every single night of the week, with the dawn of a brand-new year, it is now time to branch out when it comes to the meals you cook and the ingredients you use.
With this in mind, continue reading to discover four must-have products to revolutionize meal times for the elderly.
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1. Cordless Kettle Tipper
Sometimes, the most simply designed products make the biggest difference to one’s daily life and one such product is a cordless kettle tipper.
Essentially, your normal kettle sits securely inside the clamp and can then be angled to pour boiling water without spilling any on yourself of your kitchen countertop.
2. Adult Cutlery Set
There is a wide plethora of different shapes and styles in adult cutlery sets, but one of the best options is to choose a set that seamlessly blends in with your other cutlery yet makes using utensils to eat meals and snacks easier due to their specific design.
With high quality, crafted handles, profiled grips and finger idents, an adult cutlery set will make eating meals both easier and substantially more enjoyable.
3. Food Thickener
If you or a member of your household have been diagnosed as having dysphagia (a condition whereby the individual struggles to chew and/or swallow), then there can be nothing more useful to have stored in the kitchen cupboard than a quality food thickener. Reputable brands such as Simply Thick Nectar flavor food thickener has an incredibly long shelf-life and can make such a difference for people who have trouble when chewing and swallowing.
4. Stock Up on Easy to Eat Foods
For everyone, regardless of age, it is incredibly important to ensure that the right amount of vitamins, minerals and nutrients are being consumed to ensure optimum health and to help the body run efficiently.
However, for some older adults and elderly people, even though they have a normal, healthy appetite they can avoid eating meals as more and more foods become harder to chew, swallow and digest.
To combat this, always ensure that the kitchen cupboards and fridges are stocked full on easy to eat foods, such as:
- Eggs are a brilliant source of protein, can be cooked and prepared in a variety of different ways and are packed full of healthy nutrients.
- Soup. Gone are the days when the most enticing flavor of soup available was cream of tomato and now there are a myriad of different flavor combinations of soups available.
- Yoghurt. Yoghurt contains high volumes of probiotics, which are healthy bacteria which can benefit the digestive system as well as being a primary source of calcium, the latter important for the good bone health of older adults.
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