Fridge for Forgetful Senior

By: the Editorial Team.  Updated: September 17, 2021.


Problem description

We have several problems relating to a fridge and a forgetful senior who lives alone.

  1. We worry that she will leave the fridge open by mistake and that the food will spoil and make her sick.
  2. We worry that she forgets to throw out food as it gets old, and that the food in her fridge includes food that is past its "eat by date".

What can we do?

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