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Providence Spillproof 9" Scoop Plate High-Low Adaptive Bowl - Dish for Disabled, Handicapped, and Elderly Adults with Special Needs from Parkinsons, Dementia, Stroke or Tremors - PSC 996

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These bendable textured spoons are great for self-feeding and oral motor stimulation as they have a smaller, hand-held size and can offer different textures for gum and tongue sensory input. They are also a good option for seniors who have less control over their hands and end up pushing plates off the table. However, weight plates are heavier and may not be a good choice for seniors who do their own cleanup or have the carry their plates. Are they easy to clean? Normal ceramic plates may look good but they’re often difficult to clean. Plates that are designed for seniors are usually made of plastic. This makes them easy to wash and dishwasher safe. This is a real bonus if you have to do your own dishes after eating. Family members and caregivers will appreciate this too.

EazyHold Silicone Silicone Aide-Basically a silicone universal cuff, this adaptive utensil tool is perfect for feeding! The silicone texture makes it easy to clean, and it comes in sizes for newborns through adults. This piece of equipment can be placed around the hand and hold common objects like forks, spoons, markers, and paintbrushes making it a one-stop device for turning household spoons, knives, and forks into adaptive eating utensils. It can remarkably increase independence for individuals that demonstrate deficits in grip strength.There are other options for skid-free plates. Some have rubber patches on the bottom. Others use silicone mats in combination with a rubberized bottom. The Scooper Bowl above is my favorite non-slip plate and it uses this system.

Textured Spoons– The texture on the spoon provides oral-motor stimulation to the mouth, increasing wanted oral movement patterns and decreasing hypersensitivity. The texture can also cue the user to engage with the tastes and textures while feeding. This spoon comes with extra-long handles to make hand over hand assist a bit easier, too! The plate features a low entry wall that measures ½” high and increases upwards on one side. This helps provide a barrier that users can push their utensil against to scoop food without needing to twist or angle it. The low entry wall aids individuals with limited or diminished strength, dexterity, and mobility. Made from Unbreakable Plastic Construction This eating aid combines the function of a scoop plate with the reduced movement of a suction cup. It is an ideal solution for people with tremors or spasticity from Parkinson’s, cerebral palsy, or paralysis from a stroke. The food may be get mixed together while using it if this is an issue. Dishwasher and microwave safe. Final ThoughtsGetting older is difficult. Many of the basic activities of life that you once did so easily become harder. And, now, you must accept more help with day to day activities. It’s important to accept the help you need. It is important to continue your regular eating pattern. This will both improve your life and keep you stay safe and healthy.

Plate Guard– Similar to the scooper plate, these plate guards can be added to any of your existing plates to add a wall to scoop against. This reduces spills, food waste, and time spent chasing food around with a utensil. That being said, there is much to learn from messy food play. Recessed Lid Cup– This drinking cup is designed with two handles and a recessed lid that can improve lip closure while avoiding sippy cup use. Why do we want to avoid sippy cups? Short answer: if they are used to exclusively, for too long, they can cause dental issues and speech problems. The recessed lid cup mimics drinking from an open cup without all the spillage. Plus, it improves lip closure and tongue retraction for improved oral motor function. This kind even comes with two lid options, one that is suitable for straw use, and the other for typical drinking.This sectioned plate has nice, deep walls that are an 1-1/2″ high. This ought to really help keep food where it belongs. Even for elderly with more advanced needs. It also has a lid for storing foods for later or preparing meals in advance. Remove the lid and pop in the microwave for an easy meal. Also, dishwasher safe for easy cleaning. Skid-free Plates The Hi-Lo Scoop Plate helps scoop food onto utensils by providing the edge users need to load a utensil. The lightweight plate has a vertical wall measuring 1 ½” high and a diameter measuring 9” with a rim ¾” wide. In addition, the adaptive dining plate features a nonskid, rubber-coated base to prevent sliding. Ideal for Limited Strength and Dexterity

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