Helping the disabled eat independently

This picture shows a white bowl with a slope to one side to allow for single handed eating. The bowl contains tuna salad !

Helping the disabled eat independently can be achieved using dignity plates

Following a stroke many elderly people lose the use of one arm. This can cause difficulties in many tasks of daily living including feeding themselves. This in turn reduces their independence

 Dignity plates are available which are sloped with a higher ridge to one side allowing the person to fill their spoon or fork without the need to use their other hand.

wade dignity plates in yellow,white and green. Quality crockery designed for single handed eating

They are available in 3 colours and designed to compliment existing crockery.

Wade are well known for their quality ceramics since the company formed in 1810 in Stoke- on- Trent. This new range of  plates have been designed  by Wade’s acclaimed team in conjunction with Healthcare Professionals following research with elderly and disabled people.

Wade Ceramics  have acknowledged research led by Professor Andrews and her team in the Dementia Services Development Centre, Stirling University which has been invaluable in the development of this range.

These plates can also help people with visual impairments because of the colours chosen and people with arthritis when gripping cutlery with both hands may be difficult to co-ordinate.

They are also ideal for anyone with an arm in plaster unable to grip cutlery or bend their arm.

Clicking the link below will take you to Amazon where many stockist have supplies of Wade dignity plates.

Helping the disabled eat independently these plates vary in price and although more expensive than general crockery but maintains not only dignity but self-esteem, no one really wants to be fed their meals unless essential.

If you do purchase one via Caron Cares then I earn a few pennies towards the running cost of this site, so thank you.

 

 

 

Caron

Award-winning blogger and care columnist for Devon Life magazine, Caron also campaigns for recognition of the needs elderly people and their carers. Designer and creator of the award-winning Dementia Assistance Cards which are free to all, and helping thousands of people globally Caron is passionate and committed to making a difference

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