Eating Aids

  • HealthSmart Pill Organizer Mabis Healthcare 640-8223-0000

    HealthSmart

    HealthSmart Pill Organizer Plastic

    Organize medication for the week with this container which has small, individual pill holders for four different times of day – labeled morning, noon, evening and bedtime. 1-1/8 x 8½ x 10-3/8 inches.Each day can be removed and used separately (for...

    $15.99
  • Assure Slide Forte Swallowing Aid Arkray USA 1000002

    Assure

    Assure Slide Forte Swallowing Aid

    Slide helps people with swallowing difficulties to swallow tablets, capsules and powders.Slide Forte, extremely thick, is sweetened with sugar and has a pleasant vanilla taste Slide acts as a carrier and stimulates saliva in the mouth and throat cavity...

    $48.99
  • Rx Destroyer PRO Series All-Purpose Pharmaceutical Disposal System C2R Global Manufacturing RX1.0PRO

    Rx Destroyer PRO Series All-Purpose

    Rx Destroyer PRO Series All-Purpose Pharmaceutical Disposal System

    Destroy pharmaceutical medications easily and effectively with this all-purpose formula. A gallon is enough for approximately 3,000 pills.Tethered cap Site gauge provides easy and safe viewing of contents level Easy carry handle

    Starting at $64.99
  • Rx Destroyer Drug Disposal System Funnel C2R Global Manufacturing RXFUN

    Rx Destroyer

    Rx Destroyer Drug Disposal System Funnel

    Use with Rx Destroyer™ pharmaceutical disposal system.Quick dispensing of mass quantities of medications into RxDestroyer drug disposal system is even easier with this funnel Yellow Plastic

    $5.99
  • Medi Tray Pill Organizer Apex-Carex 70027L

    Medi Tray

    Medi Tray Pill Organizer Plastic

    Keep your medication organized and safe with the Apex Medi Tray medication holder. The daily pill organizer features easily removable, individual day planners making it convenient to carry your daily medication regimen wherever you go. Each of the four...

    $7.49
  • One-Day-At-A-Time Pill Organizer Apothecary Products 02571567124

    Apothecary Products

    One-Day-At-A-Time Pill Organizer Plastic

    Organize your pills for the week, then take just one day's pills with you. Four compartments open separately to avoid spilling.Each compartment holds 11 aspirin-size tablets See-through design lets you see each compartment without opening Each daily...

    $10.99
  • Mediplanner Pill Organizer Fabrication Enterprises 85-0101

    Mediplanner

    Mediplanner Pill Organizer Plastic

    You will have no excuse for not organizing medication with this 28-compartment pill container. Each time of day is color coded.This container can hold pills for four different times of the day (labels include "morn," "noon," "eve," and "bed"), for every...

    $10.99
  • McKesson Spoon McKesson Brand 16-70035

    McKesson

    McKesson Disposable Spoon White Polypropylene 1000 per Case

    Package Count: 1000. Polypropylene spoon holds almost 5 mL of ice cream, applesauce, yogurt, Jell-O, mousse, oatmeal, sorbet, risotto, puddings of all sorts, polenta, etc. so you can eat comfort foods conveniently under almost any circumstances.Strong,...

    $16.99
  • Gen2 CompleteRx Cup Pill Crusher Cup First Wave Products FW2B-6

    Gen2 CompleteRx Cup

    Gen2 CompleteRx Cup Pill Crusher Cup 1000 per Box

    Package Count: 1000. When using the Gen2 First Crush Pill Crushers on a regular basis, you'll need a good supply of these cups. Pills are placed in a cup and the cup is placed in the machine. After pills are crushed, you can use it to mix in applesauce...

    $77.99
  • Tech-Med Pill Envelope Dukal 4421

    Dukal

    Tech-Med Pill Envelope Paper 500 per Box

    Package Count: 500. Self-adhesive envelopes are intended to distribute tablets: They're printed with blanks for a number and a date at the top, then the medication-recipient's name, followed by an ample four lines on which to write directions and lastly...

    $29.99
  • EZY Dose Pill Organizer Apothecary Products 67375

    EZY Dose

    EZY Dose Pill Organizer Blue, White Plastic

    Pill organizer works for those who have a need to take medication twice a day. It keeps pills organized for up to a week. Compartments are marked with day of week and AM for morning and PM for evening.Holds two daily medication doses for up to 7 days...

    $4.99

Eating Aids

For those who have had a stroke, people with Parkinson’s disease, those living with arthritis, and many others, the simple act of eating may be difficult. But, there is a wide range of assistive eating devices, from easy-grip utensils to spill-proof cups, that can remove some physical obstacles to eating.

Adaptive Plates and Bowls

Several modifications can make plates easier to use.

  • Sectional plates are deep and divided into compartments by thin walls. This keeps foods separated and gives the diner a firm surface to scoop food against.
  • Plates with raised edges serve the same purpose but without the sections.
  • Scoop plates resemble a cross between a bowl and a plate, with a low, plate-like edge on one side and a tall, bowl-like edge.
  • Scoop bowls, like scoop plates, have one side that is higher and more curved than the other, reducing spills and splashes.
  • Non-slip plates and bowls rest on suction cups that hold them in place on the table.
  • Plate guards are free-standing barriers that can be added to any existing plate to give it a raised edge.
  • Food bumpers are similar to plate guards but clip onto the edge of the plate to keep them more secure.

Specialized Flatware and Cutlery

Silverware with oversized handles is a common type of assistive eating aid, but large handles are not the only style of adaptive flatware. Other opinions include:

  • Weighted silverware can be helpful for people with hand tremors. The weight can reduce tremors, making it easier to keep food on the flatware. Weighted silverware may have significant, easy-to-grip handles or may be indistinguishable from everyday flatware.
  • Oversized handles may be an option for people with a weak grip. In addition, handle adapters — usually made of foam tubing — can be added to existing flatware to increase the size of the handle.
  • Angled silverware can be helpful for people with a limited range of motion. Some brands may be adjustable, allowing you to increase or decrease the angle.
  • Utensil holders strap around the hand and provide support for those who have difficulty grasping without help.

Adaptive Drinkware

Don’t overlook drinkware when considering adaptive devices for eating. The simplest adaptations are glasses with tightly-fitting lids and built-in straws, but there are a few other possibilities, such as:

  • Cups with dual handles are more accessible to grip and control than tumblers or single-handled cups. Lids make spills even less likely.
  • Weighted cups, like weighted silverware, can help reduce tremors for people with Parkinson’s.
  • Regulated drinking cups dispense only small, regulated amounts of liquid, which can be helpful for people with dysphagia (difficulty swallowing).
  • "Nosey” cups have a cutaway section that accommodates your nose, allowing you to drink without tipping your head back. This can help reduce the risk of choking for people with dysphagia.
Although they’re not strictly eating aids, clothing protectors such as adult bibs may also be a good option for people with eating difficulties.

Adaptive flatware, non-slip plates, scoop bowls, and other assistive eating devices can help maintain independence and dignity for people who have difficulty feeding themselves. Visit SimplyMedical today and browse our selection.