Stovetops may be the single biggest concern for seniors aging in place.
Unattended cooking is the #1 cause of home fires in the U.S., and people over 65 are two and a half times more likely to die in kitchen fires than the general population.
The bottom line is that seniors need a stove that will automatically shut down when left unattended.
The breadth of devices available has features that will turn off the stove after a set number of minutes to gadgets with motion detectors noting when no one is in the kitchen. Some products are programmable, and others come with apps that send reminders to your phone.
The leading cause of house fires occurs because people forget that there is food cooking on the stove. People of all ages can have a lapse of memory and leave the kitchen, but those with some form of dementia are especially vulnerable.
More and more seniors are aging-in-place, and creating a safe kitchen provides peace of mind for all involved with their care.