Safety is one of our greatest concerns for our senior loved ones, especially when they choose to age in place in their own homes. Whether we live down the street or across the country from them, we worry about what might happen in their home — particularly for elder loved ones with diminished physical capabilities or memory.
The thought of a fire in our senior loved ones’ home frightens many of us. Not only do fires in the home kill many people each year, but even those who escape without injury can suffer great economic damage and the loss of treasured items tied to life’s memories.
Cooking is by far the leading cause of residential fires, blamed for over 40% according to the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Think about how much better we would feel if we could give our senior loved ones some measure of protection from cooking fires. We have encountered a product that can do just that.
As part of our continuing effort to bring you information about technologies that can make our senior loved ones’ lives healthier, safer and more enjoyable, in this episode of the Senior Care Corner Podcast we talk with Mike Chase of Cookstop, which offers a device that helps prevent unattended cooking fires.
As Mike explains in our conversation, the Cookstop device actually shuts down the stove or range when it doesn’t detect activity in the kitchen for a predetermined (and customizable) period of time. Learn with us about Cookstop, which we think you’ll agree is a remarkable device that can be a valuable addition to not just the homes of our senior loved ones but in many more kitchens.
We appreciate Mike spending time with us. For more information about Cookstop, you can check out their website or call them at (408) 929-8808.
News Items in this Episode:
- Researchers find that aging brains get stuck in time
- Age-related changes to taste and smell a common occurrence
- The latest Alzheimer’s facts and figures (more from the Alzheimer’s Association)
- U.S. death rates drop 60% in last 75 years
We hope you’ll enjoy this episode and tell your friends about it. If you have questions, comments or suggestions, please write a comment to this post, send us a note using the Contact Us page on our site or leave us a message on our Facebook wall.
Podcast Transcript – so you can follow along or read at your convenience