Care recipient (cr) has difficulty swallowing fluids without choking

Try: Be sure to check with a doctor to assess any physical problems try having the cr eat popsicles to help avoid dehydration try freezing instant breakfast mixes once mixed or nutrition shakes they take on an ice cream or milk shake texture make sure to check nutritional content of such shakes against the cr cr’s restrictions and needs try using one of several available food thickeners designed for people with problems swallowing these are flavorless substances you add to water or other fluids which turns them thick like gelatin or milkshake thick depending on how much you add and can prevent such liquids from being aspirated by the cr

Materials: Popsicles instant breakfast mixes or pre-mixed nutrition shakes food thickener such as thick-it

Categories: Feeding Eating, So-So Taste, Poor Taste, 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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