Who doesnâ€™t enjoy good, old-fashioned steaming hot cups of tea to see them through their day? The only problem is - the traditional way to boil your water for your tea is by using a kettle.
And although the household kettle is a basic appliance for every house, for the elderly person it can present a danger. Arthritic hands, a general lack of strength and reduced sight are all factors that can make a boiling kettle an accident waiting to happen. It is reported that every one and a half minutes someone is burnt or scalded in the UK in an accident. Those in the over 65 age group have 8% of these accidents, and are at the greatest risk of serious injury.
However, by using devices such as kettle tippers, or even investing in smart kettles for the elderly (and disabled), the chances of an accident occurring can be significantly reduced.