If you are struggling to open jars, a silicone twister may help you gain better purchase. You may wish to consider purchasing a twister from your local homeware store or search and shop online.
Jar lid openers
If you are struggling to open open jars, a jar lid opener may help. There are options to consider such as whether you wish to go for a manual or electric jar lid opener. You may wish to consider purchasing a jar lid opener from your local homeware store or search and shop online.
If you feel unsteady in the kitchen when undertaking tasks such as preparing meals or washing/drying dishes, a perching stool may be of use. There are a variety of designs to choose from including stools which feature arm rests and/or back support. If you feel that a perching stool may support you at home, please contact us on 01786 233759 during office hours.
Silicone cooking basket
If you are having difficulty picking up or emptying pans when boiling or steaming food, a silicone cooking basket may help. Silicone cooking baskets can come in many different sizes and are made of lightweight heat resistant material which insert into your existing pans. At the end of cooking, instead of having to lift the pan, you can lift the lightweight cool-to-the-touch cooking basket which will strain your food prior to serving. You may wish to consider purchasing a silicone cooking basket from your local homeware store or search and shop online.
Are you concerned about spilling food or drink when moving from the kitchen to another room? If so, a walking trolley may help increase confidence, mobility and independence. Walking trolleys have four wheels and two large trays on which food, drink and cutlery can be placed. Please note that walking trolleys are not load bearing, so shouldn't be used to assist you transferring in/out of your seat or supporting your weight whilst walking. Consideration should also be taken to ensure that you have a clear walkway and level surface between your kitchen and the other room if you are considering a walking trolley. If you feel that a walking trolley may support you at home, please contact us on 01786 233759 during office hours.
If you require support whilst walking, please consult your local General Practitioner or District Nurse for an assessment.