Special awareness needs to be placed on the location and placement of certain items. Commonly used foods and beverages can be placed on an easily reachable shelf in the pantry and fridge. This may require trial and error, along with a lot of observation to ensure that the right items are prioritized for easy reaching.
After a grocery trip, items might have to be transferred to a smaller container to make them lighter, for example, a little milk pitcher vs. a gallon. Purchasing small storage containers allow for easy grabbing and storage of otherwise painful to open boxes.
Daily use items can be placed on hooks on the wall over the counter(mugs and cups) while keeping cookware, dishes(along with other more massive objects), and utensils between waist and chest level will prevent overreaching, squatting or stooping which may lead to falls.
Observing the best place for your loved to sit at the table may also assist with mealtime function, especially if your parent is in a wheelchair. Creating enough space to reach easily, park the wheelchair, and sit at the table is an easy way to add safety and quality of life improvements.