One of the most important aspects of daily living for people with disabilities is finding new ways to eat and drink. Keeping a healthy diet and drinking enough liquids is a challenge sometimes but is vital for even basic health and wellbeing.
We believe people who find drinking difficult because of physical limitations deserve aids that will help make their experience more pleasant. When drinking liquids is no longer unreasonably difficult, your loved one with a physical limitation will be more likely to drink the recommended amount of liquids per day.
Monitor liquid intake
If you worry that the loved one you care for may not be drinking enough liquids, monitoring their liquid intake for a while may help find answers and solve the problem. In addition to measuring the actual amount of liquid they drink, buying clear cups and mugs will help you better keep up with how much they drink. It will also allow you to encourage them to drink more.
The Independence Two Handle Clear Mug is easier to grip with its two handles and features a wide base for easier balance. It comes with an anti-splash lid and a feeding spout lid.
The Flo-Trol Convalescent Feeding Cup is also a clear container that holds plenty of liquids and is designed for serving to people while they are in the bed. The conveniently shaped mouthpiece allows for easily administering liquids. Additionally, place your finger over the vent hole to stop the flow of liquid and release to continue the flow.
Take away risk of spills
Another hindrance for those with disabilities to drinking enough is the risk of spilling. Instead of making a mess, your loved one may decide not to chance it and settle on drinking less.
Take away their worry with the Wedge Cup. The fully adjustable flow control lid of the Wedge Cup allows for normal flow or reduced flow to allow users to drink at their own pace without spilling extra liquid or choking.
The Spillproof Kennedy Cup is one of our neatest cups. Fill the cup with any desired liquid and close with the lid and straw, and the cup will not spill even when turned directly upside down. It’s perfect for use in a reclined position or for giving a drink to your loved one at difficult angles.
Drinking is such a necessary and basic part of life, it should not be difficult. Make drinking plenty of liquids a delightful experience for your loved one with these drinking aids.