At Bridge to Best, we are most at home being in the kitchen…. also known as:
- Making dinner for the family
- Making a mess in the kitchen
- Preparing grub for hungry mouths
- Engaging in culinary arts
- Rustling up a feed
- Getting back in the kitchen.
We love it. Can’t get enough.
After a catastrophic injury or due to a lifelong disability, many clients report this is a task that is challenging however yet still meaningful.
This can be a wonderfully satisfying goal for us to work on together.
There are so many reasons that cooking/meal preparation can be challenging for our clients. Some may include:
- Physical difficulties
- That can include the loss of function of an arm, weakness
- Fatigue is common after a brain injury, causing extreme exhaustion – making meal preparation difficult.
- Cognitive difficulties are a big focus area for Bridge to Best and can include:
- Memory – difficulty remembering steps, safety, etc
- Sequencing/planning – difficulty getting the steps in order, getting the steps right, coordinating the steps together, etc
- Keeping attention – difficulty staying on task
- Following instructions – many recipes are too complex to follow
- Problem-solving – running out of an ingredient, doubling a recipe etc
Bridge to Best welcomes your contact if cooking is a skill you are looking to learn or get back to!