Care recipient (cr) is weak on one side of his or her body and finds it hard to swallow food

Try: Turn the cr cr’s head to the stronger side of the body when he or she is swallowing this closes off the weaker side and allows the stronger muscles to complete the swallowing action

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Categories: Medical Physical, Personal, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware

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References: Adapted from the post polio network of washington inc internet website members upnaway com tips for swallowing no date

Keywords: Swallow swallowing mouth food eating nutrition chewing

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

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