Care recipient (cr) is eating with one hand due to injury or temporary loss of function in the other hand

Try: #locate independent living supplies such as a plate guard and slip-proof placemat online or in medical supply or independent living supply catalogs a plate guard fits over the rim of a plate to allow the cr to push food onto a fork while a slip-proof mat keeps the plate from sliding look for other useful supplies such as cutting aids plate holders for dishwashing and cutting boards in the same places # eating utensils and food preparations supplies that allow a cr to function with one-hand will preserve as much independence as possible #to cut down on unnecessary frustration and when independent living tools are absent caregivers can make sure cold meals are served in finger-sized pieces for example that sandwiches fruits and vegetables are pre-sliced hot meals can also be either pre-cut or served soft enough to be cut with the side of a fork or spoon

Materials: Plate guard slip-proof mat cutting board with suction cup feet

Categories: Medical Physical, Personal, Mobility, Mobile, Needs Some Assistance, Cognitive Awareness, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware

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

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