This day in history, July 17, 1902, William Carrier invented the first modern air conditioner. We owe a lot to his genius, especially at this time of year! While you are hopefully staying cool through the use of this modern amenity, we hope you are also staying hydrated. Indeed, there are many types of cold drinks we enjoy in the summer. We sell a variety of drinking aids that will allow you to take your favorite beverage with greater ease.
Many people with physical limitations rely on drinking straws. It’s easy to go through a whole package of straws very quickly when you are using three or four straws a day. Do you ever get annoyed at having to go back to the store over and over? Our Clear Rigid Plexiglas Re-Usable Straws will save you time, energy and money. These durable 18-inch-long straws with a 1/4 inch diameter don’t play games. Drink everything from sodas to hot soups to thick milk shakes. Simply wash and reuse to your heart’s content.
Another problem people who don’t often use straws may not think about is having to suck in extra air with each sip. The One Way Valve Straws stay filled with fluid in between sips to prevent the problem of swallowing too much air. It is also beneficial for those who have limited strength and tire from having to pull up the liquid again with each sip, especially when drinking thick drinks.
A mug to hold onto
Maybe you do not need to use straws but still have problems grasping a glass and lifting it to your mouth. Consider the Easy Grip-In Mug, a dynamic adaptive item that allows your fingers to slip right through the middle of the cup, making it easier to hold for those with weakness or loss of muscle control.
For those who can’t tilt back their heads
If you lift drinks to your mouth but cannot tilt your head back, a Nosey Cup features a space for your nose so you can hold your head upright. Keeping your head upright while swallowing is also known to prevent aspiration for those with swallowing difficulties.
Drink water in bed without spilling
Finally, the Flo-Trol Convalescent Feeding Cup allows your caregiver to give you water easily while you are lying down.
In an age with central air conditioning, there is no reason to struggle with traditional, old-fashioned cups and straws. We hope these adaptive cups and straws will help you stay cool this summer.