Usually, an occupational therapist recommends assistive eating devices after assessing an individual’s needs related to medical history, diagnosis, and ability to self-feed.
Assistive eating devices can increase resident self-care, increase self esteem associated with increased independence, increase safety during meals, and make meal-time better for staff and residents. A speech-language pathologist completes a swallow evaluation and recommends assistive eating devices specific to the individual’s dysphagia.
Bowls (5 products)
A variety of modified bowls are available that provide a vertical surface to help individuals scoop food onto their utensils.
Cups and Drinking Aids (6 products)
Specialized cups are ideal for people who have oral motor limitations, limited range of motion of the head, neck, or upper extremities, or arthritis.
Dysphagia (10 products)
Dysphagia is difficulty in moving food from the mouth to the stomach.
Nonslip Placemats (5 products)
Nonslip placemats help keep dishes, plates, and cups in place.
Plate Guards (5 products)
Plate guards attach to the rim of the plate and prevent food from being pushed off the side of the plate.
Plates (5 products)
A variety of modified plates are available that provide a vertical surface to help individuals scoop food onto their utensils.
Utensils (6 products)
Modified utensils include those with built-up handles, weighted handles, and strapped handles.
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