Daily Living Adaptive Utensils and Eating Aids

Adaptive eating utensils are specially-designed tools for the elderly and those individuals with limited limb dexterity and who require assistance while eating or working in the kitchen. These aids simplify the complex and difficult act of feeding oneself or preparing food in the kitchen.

Special needs utensils are designed for use by people with poor fine-motor skills, physical disabilities, Parkinson's disease, arthritis and those recovering from stroke.

 Daily Living Adaptive Utensils and Eating Aids

One-handed adaptive equipment

Cutting aids make working in the kitchen a practical affair for people who have the use of only one hand to prepare foods. The one-handed food preparation cutting board is a multi-purpose board ideal for cutting, peeling and grating. Functionally-designed knives like the Rocker knives or T rocker knives allow the user to chop with a rocking motion using one hand.

Easy grip utensils

Gripping aids, which have a soft, rubberized non-slip surface that provides a firmer and safer grip, cater to individuals with a weak grip and impaired muscular strength. The easy grip feature of these items reduces pressure on joints thereby doing away with any discomfort. There are cuffs and straps for those who have limited dexterities that impact grip strength.

Angled and bendable utensils

Angled and bendable utensils feature a shaft design which can be hand-bent at any angle to allow independent self-feeding for people with limited range of motion, tendonitis, frozen limbs, bursitis, and dislocation of joints. The combination cutlery sets are designed to compensate the effort required in bending the wrist, elbow or shoulder thus making eating a smooth task.

Weighted utensils

Weighted utensils are valuable aids for those with hand tremors or reduced limb coordination. Weighted knives, forks and spoons steady the hands when cutting or eating. The additional weight of the utensils allows a comfortable position and a firm grip to avoid spillage.

Adaptive drinking cups

Adaptive drinking cups are designed to prevent accidental spillage, control the amount of liquid to be dispensed as well as reduce strain while holding the cup.

Specially designed adaptive utensils help a person lead a normal life despite handicaps or disabilities. They are particularly useful to people suffering from Parkinson’s, stroke, arthritis as well as individuals with special needs, senior and elderly persons.