Feeding aids can help to encourage the persons independence. Some equipment may be available by mail order or from a local disability equipment shop. As the person recovers try using normal cutlery and crockery.
|Large grip cups||Non slip mat||Large grip cutlery|
|Plate guard – fits on to a normal dinner plate and helps stop food being pushed off the plate||One way valve straws, sometimes known as Pat Saunders Straws ( for people who have weak suck or poor at breath holding coordination)||Crockery with raised edges – to prevent food being pushed off the plate|
|Insulated plates and cups – for people who are slower eaters||Flexible cutlery – wraps around the hand for the person with weak grip||Beakers with spout or non spill lids.|
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