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Eating Aids and Adaptive Utensils

Taikhum Sadiq

Disabilities such as Parkinson's disease, arthritis, recovery from stroke, impacted fine-motor skills or grasping difficulties can make it difficult to carry out basic household chores. Adaptive utensils help overcome these difficulties. They are ergonomically designed and allow for continued independence as well as assure maximum comfort and dignity in preparing and enjoying meals.

Angled and bendable utensils

Tendonitis, frozen limbs, bursitis, and dislocation of joints are some of the most common injuries to affect the arms, limbs, and joints. Angled and bendable utensils make eating a comfortable task by reducing the effort required in bending the wrist, elbow or shoulder. They feature a shaft design that can be hand bent to the left, right or at any angle as per the user comfort level.

Comfort Grip Curved Utensils

Comfort Grip Curved Utensils has 7/8 inch diameter handles with molded finger grips and curved design that minimize the upper extremity movement. The top-shelf is dishwasher safe and is latex-free. Not meant for institutional dishwashers.

Features of Comfort Grip Curved Utensils

  • Includes curved fork, soup spoon, and teaspoon
  • Top-shelf dishwasher safe
  • Latex-free
Comfort Grip Curved Utensils
Comfort Grip Curved Utensils
 

Plastic Handle Swivel Utensils For Independent Eating

Plastic Handle Swivel Utensils For Independent Eating are adapted dining aids that help those with weak grasp and other hand limitations to self-feed. These are also used by people with disabilities such as Parkinson's disease, arthritis, post-stroke recovery, physical disabilities, poor fine-motor skills or gripping difficulties. They include a swivel spoon and swivel fork.

Features of Plastic Handle Swivel Utensils

  • Custom-molded handle improves grasp and holding patterns
  • Useful when wrist or finger motion is absent or limited
  • Latex-free
Plastic Handle Swivel Utensils For Independent Eating
Plastic Handle Swivel Utensils For Independent Eating
 

Sure Grip Bendable Utensils

Sure Grip Bendable Utensils feature a twist in metal shaft that provides easy bending to any angle to accommodate a reduced range of motion. They can be bent to the right or left to the position that provides the greatest comfort for the user.

Features of Sure Grip Bendable Utensils

  • Made up of stainless steel silverware
  • Angled rocker knife cuts with minimum effort
  • Comfortable 1-1/2 inch wide built-up ribbed rubber handles to improve grip
  • The stainless steel ends are durably built
Sure Grip Bendable Utensils
Sure Grip Bendable Utensils
 

Special grip cutlery

Around 35 muscles in the hand and forearm control the movement of the hand and give it the ability to move and perform tasks like gripping an object. When the muscles, or nerves controlling it, are diseased this can lead to overall hand weakness culminating in a weak grip. Special grip cutlery is comfort cutlery for easier holding. Included are large grippers designed to reduce pressure on joints.

Sure Grip Dining Utensils

Sure Grip Dining Utensils are comfortably ribbed with one-and-half-inch wide built-up handles that help people with weak grasp to hold utensils securely. They are made up of stainless steel with four inches long rubber handles. Sure Grip utensils are dishwasher safe up to 125 degrees.

Features of Sure Grip Dining Utensils

  • Durable and reliable materials
  • Used at home or care center
  • This utensil set includes Teaspoon, Tablespoon, Fork, Knife, Spoon, Soup Spoon
Sure Grip Dining Utensils
Sure Grip Dining Utensils
 

Good Grips Coated Spoon

Good Grips Coated Spoon is adapted to eating utensils that assist with self-feeding. Those with Arthritis, physical disabilities, poor fine motor skills, grasping difficulties, and Parkinson's are better able to feed themselves using the adapted dining aids. Large, non-slip handles can be bent to accommodate eating habits. Protective coating on the spoon itself reduces the likelihood of injuring the mouth because of biting reflexes or limited coordination.

Features of Good Grips Coated Spoon

  • Plastisol coating protects teeth and lips from injury
  • Ideal for clients with spasticity, limited hand-to-mouth reach or impaired hand control
  • Can be used with the Goodie-Strap
  • Hand washing in cold water will prolong product life
Good Grips Coated Spoon
Good Grips Coated Spoon
 

Plastic Coated Built-Up Handle Utensil

Plastic Coated Built-Up Handle Utensil consists of sanitary, lightweight open-ended steel cylinder design that makes it easy to assist self-feeders. The handle is coated with tough plastic for improved grasp.

Features of Plastic Coated Built Up Handle Utensil

  • Plastic Coated Built-Up Handle Utensil is dishwasher safe up to 180 degrees F
  • Handle is 4" long
  • BPA, phthalates, and latex-free
Plastic Coated Built-Up Handle Utensil
Plastic Coated Built-Up Handle Utensil
 

Weighted Utensils

A hand tremor, though not fatal, can make daily chores difficult. It can also be a warning sign for some kind of a neurological and degenerative condition. Weighted utensils provide stability to those with hand tremors or reduced coordination. People who find it difficult to hold standard cutlery and avoid spillage can also use these aids. The additional weight of the utensils allows comfortable positioning and provides a firm grip.

Good Grips Weighted Utensils

Good Grips Weighted Utensils are ideal for persons with limited hand control, Parkinsons disease or spasticity. The 6 oz. (170g) of added weight in the built-up handle provides more control so that the utensil reaches the mouth easier. All weighted utensils provide the same benefits as the standard Good Grips Cutlery.

Features of Good Grips Weighted Utensils

  • The extra weight helps minimize tremors while eating
  • Can be bent for either right or left-handed use
  • 6 oz (170g) of added weight in the built-up handle provides more control
  • Kit includes:
  • One each of (Fork, Teaspoon, Tablespoon, Souper Spoon and Rocker Knife)
Good Grips Weighted Utensils
Good Grip Weighted Utensils
 

Stainless Steel Weighted Utensils

Stainless Steel Weighted Utensils are specifically designed to help lessen tremors and make eating easier. The handle is easy and comfortable to hold. The elegant style will blend into any facility's decor. These are dishwasher safe and available in two versions such as eight-ounce utensils and 12 ounces with convenient half-inch longer handle.

Features of Stainless Steel Weighted Utensils

  • Comfortable Grip and Discreet Appearance
  • Classic Design
  • Premium Quality: Made with food-grade stainless steel
  • Includes 4 Premium Weighted utensil 1 Teaspoon, 1 Soup Spoon, 1 Fork, 1 knife
Stainless Steel Weighted Utensils
Stainless Steel Weighted Utensils
 

Adjustable Weighted Utensils

Adjustable Weighted Fork and Knife are designed for individuals with limited hand control or grasps such as arthritis, hand tremors, Parkinson’s, or dexterity issues. These are made from high-quality stainless steel and attached to a built-up, durable, plastic handle with ridges for extra comfort.

Features of Adjustable Weighted Utensils

  • Easy to clean and dishwasher safe up to 180 degrees
  • The weighted handle can be adjusted from 2 to 8 ounces to help individuals with limited hand mobility meet their specific needs
  • It can be easily removed or added the inside washers to adjust the weight
  • Simply bend the metal shaft either to the left or right; this will angle the utensil to the users desired position
Adjustable Weighted Utensils
Adjustable Weighted Utensils
 

Rocker knives or T-rocker knives

A person may experience loss of grip, tremors and limited dexterity of the limbs owing to certain illnesses such as osteoarthritis, Parkinson’s disease and stroke. These issues may find some relief with technology such as Rocker Knives or T-Rocker Knives. These are functionally-designed tools that enable a stronger grip for tasks such as cutting, chopping, etc., for individuals who use only one hand to maintain their independence in the kitchen.

T-Grip Rocker Knife

T-Grip Rocker Knife is made from high-quality stainless steel and attached to a horizontal rubber handle. It is easy to clean and dishwasher safe up to 180 degrees. Perfect for individuals with limited hand control or grasps such as arthritis, hand tremor, Parkinson’s, and dexterity issues

Features of T-Grip Rocker Knife

  • Allows the user to use either an overhand or underhand grip
  • Creative T-Handle design
  • Designed with smooth edges to prevent any accidental cuts
  • To be used with a back and forth rocking motion, not slicing
T-Grip Rocker Knife
T-Grip Rocker Knife
 

Sammons Preston Sure Hand Rocker Knife

Sammons Preston Sure Hand Rocker Knife enables those with one functional hand to cut independently. The non-slip grip with a lip prevents the hand from slipping forward. It features stainless-steel blade with back and forth rocking motion. The Weighted version is 3 oz. heavier to help control tremors.

Features of Sammons Sure Hand Rocker Knife

  • 4-1/4" stainless steel blade
  • Non-slip grip
  • Overall length 9-1/4"
  • Dishwasher safe to 220°F
  • BPA, Phthalates and Latex-free
Sammons Preston Sure Hand Rocker Knife
Sammons Preston Sure Hand Rocker Knife
 

Lightweight Rocker Knife

Lightweight Rocker Knife features a sturdy plastic handle and stainless-steel blade. It is ideal for those with minimum strength and dexterity. It is latex-free.

Features of Rocker Knife

  • Lightweight Rocker Knife features a sturdy plastic handle
  • It has a 1-3/4" long and 4" wide Stainless-steel blade
  • Overall length of the knife is 6"
  • Dishwasher safe up to 125°F
Lightweight Rocker Knife
Lightweight Rocker Knife
 

Where to Buy Adaptive Dining Aids Online?

At HPFY, we have a wide range of premium adaptive dining aids that help in effective and easy dining for all individuals at discounted prices and great offers.

 

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