Inability to grip eating utensil handles tightly may lead to trouble keeping food on a fork or spoon while eating

Try: #place one sponge roller over the handle of each utensil #use a gentle twisting or bending motion to angle the spoon or fork end of the utensil at the desired angle for the Care recipient (cr) #remove the sponges before washing the utensils and replace them when soiled they can be washed and air dried for reuse #observe the cr using the utensil adjust the angle of the utensil as needed

Materials: Teaspoon soup spoon and fork with thin or regular handles 3 small replacement foam sponge rollers for hair about 3 – 4 long and 1 in diameter

Categories: Personal, Mobility, Needs Some Assistance, Independence, Some Supervision

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

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