Jul 122017
 
Smoking and drinking aids Essexnorth Job 13/1319

Client whose only mobility was his head , thus confined to a wheelchair.  Client wanted to be able to have a drink and smoke a cigarette without a member of the care staff assisting him. The cigarette holder was articulated on a flexible arm, the cigarette held in a cigarette holder the holder being clipped […]

 July 12, 2017  Posted by at 18:18 Eating and Drinking Comments Off on Smoking and drinking aids Essexnorth Job 13/1319
Oct 062016
 
BK2016/58 - Low over-chair table

  The client suffers with Parkinson’s Disease and is permanently flexed 90 degrees at the hip. As a result, eating is very difficult to do with dignity.  The legs of standard over-chair tables would not pass under the client’s riser/recliner chair and the OT did not wish to raise it The table that was made […]

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Mar 092016
 
BK2015/47 – Feeding pump control

The client uses a feeding pump.  She does not have the strength to turn it off if the tube blocks overnight when no carers are present. The aluminium handle clips onto the pump control knob and provides the additional leverage needed. Berks Panel Job BK2015/47. BerksRemap@gmail.com

 March 9, 2016  Posted by at 14:19 Eating and Drinking No Responses »
Feb 132015
 
Hfd 15/05/B  Kings modular cutlery

  before Problem: Client only has the use of the right arm which is limited due to, amongst other things, having a fixed elbow. Consequently, he has a specialist spoon with two 30 degree bends and a grip handle. The pieces slot together and can be rotated to the desired position. The problem is that […]

 February 13, 2015  Posted by at 12:20 Eating and Drinking Comments Off on Hfd 15/05/B Kings modular cutlery
Oct 112014
 
Pill dispenser

The client has severe Parkinsons and needed help in taking tablets during the night without waking his carer. A device was made to wake him with an alarm and present him with tablets and water. An automatic stirrer was provided for pre-dissolved tablets. Ref Bristol Panel case number 2\12-12

 October 11, 2014  Posted by at 10:03 Eating and Drinking Comments Off on Pill dispenser
Jun 232014
 
Lightweight Table for a "Neater Eater"

This client wanted to use a “Neater Eater” (a device to steady her hand as she fed herself). She wanted the device to be positioned higher than a typical table and to be able to remove and engage the support rapidly with the minimum of help. A strong but lightweight table support was made from […]

 June 23, 2014  Posted by at 00:06 Eating and Drinking Comments Off on Lightweight Table for a “Neater Eater”
Apr 282014
 

The client has poor grip and has requested a cup-holder, mounted at the right height on the arm of her wheelchair so that she can drink comfortably with a straw. A clamp was cut from a block of aluminium with a pinch screw to clamp it onto the tubular arm of the wheelchair. A 3″ […]

 April 28, 2014  Posted by at 12:49 Eating and Drinking Comments Off on Wheelchair cup holder
Apr 282014
 

The client has weak wrists and finds it difficult to hold a knife. A kitchen knife was fixed into a shaped wooden block that could be held in a number of ways to enable preparation of vegetables etc. A commercial thick handled knife proved more suitable for eating meals. Bristol 9\09-12

 April 28, 2014  Posted by at 12:37 Eating and Drinking Comments Off on Knife holder
Apr 272014
 
Weighted cuffs to reduce shake

The client, who has Parkinson’s disease, likes to dine out and work at his bench. He finds his forearms tend to shake when using cutlery utensils and small tools. Linen cuffs were made and pocketed to take 10mm diameter steel rods to make a total weight of 680g to act as ‘vibration’ dampers. The rods […]

 April 27, 2014  Posted by at 22:46 Eating and Drinking Comments Off on Weighted cuffs to reduce shake
Apr 272014
 
Weighted beaker

The client’s condition resulted in violent hand tremors which prevented him drinking from a normally weighted, though modified, tumbler. After some experimenting, it was found that by adding weight to the beaker in the form of an encased lead ‘shoe’ this enabled the client to use it normally. The client can now drink without assistance […]

 April 27, 2014  Posted by at 22:44 Eating and Drinking Comments Off on Weighted beaker