Care recipient (cr) has great difficulty using knives forks and spoons and is angered when caregiver (cg) offers help special silverware doesn’t make much difference cg who eats with cr is often cleaning spills crumbs and stains from cr cr’s place at the table and clothes

Try: #offer non-messy finger foods sliced up fresh fruits and vegetables chicken legs fish sticks cheese cubes small baked potato wedges etc #make or heat hearty soups and serve them warm not hot in travel mugs with lids so the contents can’t spill out easily make sure the vegetables rice or noodles can get through the mugs opening by pureeing the soup in a blender before heating it #if the cr is angered by physical help during meals back off and ask yourself what your concern is about extra work embarrassment for yourself or the cr especially for eating meals at home share your concerns in a compassionate way and then let go of the issue if you can

Materials: Finger foods travel mugs warm hearty soup blender

Categories: Personal, Mobility, Needs Some Assistance, Independence, Some Supervision, Fully Aware, Long-Term Memory, So-So L T Memory

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

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