Care recipient (cr) has a difficult time eating due to some paralysis or loss of tactile sensation but would like to remain as independent as possible

Try: To make eating easier cut food into manageable but still recognizable pieces place plate guard on side opposite to the cr cr’s dominate hand usually on the left side this gives the cr a surface to push food against to get it on the spoon or fork make a washable bib that stays in place string together a thick comfortable shoelace between two alligator clips similar to what they use at a dentist dentist’s office make a liner the same size as the washcloth out of the trash bag clip both the washcloth and the liner together with the alligator clips to form a bib the liner should be facing up use a small piece of double-sided tape to hold the bottom of the liner down the liner can be replaced as it wears out and the bib can be washed as many times as needed

Materials: Alligator clips need 2 get them from craft store or hardware store need the kind with loops on the ends so you can attack a string to them wide soft shoe lace terrycloth hand towel thick plastic trash bag double-sided tape plate guard

Categories: Feeding Eating, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance, Some Supervision, So-So Touch, Poor Touch

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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