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#1 Apparelyzed

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 05:00 PM

Here are a couple of products which may be of help to those with higher level spinal cord injuries who want to drink on their own.

Drinkup - Hands-free Drinking System

Enables people to drink without assistance from Carers or Nurses
For the elderly, injured or less able person, where the use of hands arms or control of grip is impaired, weak or nonexistent.
Free standing and self-supporting.
Simple in design and fully adjustable.
Can be used whilst lying or seated, from a bed or chair.
Accepts almost any household cup, mug, glass, drinks can or NHS type jug for larger drinks.
The user controls the amount of fluid required via a special bite valve.
The bite valve acts as an anti-siphon valve and non-return valve.
Completely washable, with removable parts and reusable/disposable drinking tubes and bite valves.

From the Care Provider's view point

For use in hospitals, care/nursing homes and by individuals in their own homes.
In all situations Drinkup reduces the time given to the basic task of keeping the dependent person or Service User well hydrated.
In a professional care situation financial savings may result from the dependent person or Service User being well hydrated and/or reallocation of staff time, thus Drinkup pays for itself within a short period of time.
No electricity or batteries required.
For use in hospitals, care/nursing homes and by individuals in their own homes.

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The Hydrant

The Hydrant is a breakthrough product - an ingeniously simple, low-cost solution to the potentially life threatening issue of dehydration in healthcare.
Simply hooking The Hydrant onto a bed, wheelchair or chair gives users easy access to fluids so they can drink at any time without assistance.

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Further information and ordering from: http://drinkup.uk.com

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#2 orangepop

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 03:25 AM

My fiance's a c3-5 quad and he has a CamelBak that he just wears on the back of his chair. It's like a little backpack with a water bottle inside and there's a long tube that reaches around the chair and into his lap. It's got the bite thing so when he wants a drink, he can get the tube up to his mouth and bite and drink.

They are made originally for mountain bikers I think. You can get them at any sports store. We got his at Dick's.

This one looks like the one he has: http://www.campsaver...elbak_magic.jpg

#3 KarenFerguson

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 06:26 PM

Ha, when I read the title of this post I immediately thought of one of those beer hat things. Sorry Simon ... :mfrlol:

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#4 StillFingers

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 05:07 AM

Simon,

I use this drinking aide. One near my bed for day/night hydration and one attached to my power wheelchair. They hold 28 ounces of liquid and the company will custom make the straws per your length needed; you can get extra straws also. It works great, its in the USA not sure if they ship international.

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http://www.drink-aide.com/

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